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Upcoming Monogram & Letter Writing Classes

Join Nancy Sharon Collins’s Monogram Class Saturday, April 7, 2016 @ Gallier Historic House in New Orleans French Quarter and then letter writing Tuesday-Wednesday, May 17-18 with Switzerland County Historic Society Conservator’s Holiday on the picturesque banks of the Ohio River. April 7, experience how monograms are hand drawn then walk away with your very…
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Color Matching Systems II

New PRINT magazine article discussing color management. This is the second in the series about how this stationer deals with color, especially managing expectations and technical challenges. In addition to Mrs. Collins’s own expertise, it quotes from interviews with heavy hitters in the printing technology industry such as Pantone, Konica Minolta, Rochester Institute of Technology,…
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The Visual Culture of Color

Here’s how to manage and deal with color in print: Read the first in a series of articles by Nancy Sharon Collins in PRINT magazine about how we perceive colors on a printed page. Did you ever wonder about the ink colors used in engraved stationery? When you want to match the drapes with your new…
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Onion Skin Stationery

Town & Country Feature

As seen in April, 2016 Town & Country…Once the paper of choice for discerning letter writers, statesmen, and socialites, onion skin stationery is less than half the thickness of regular computer paper and just a tad heavier than tissue.  True onion skin has not been manufactured in this country for approximately 40 years. Lucky for…
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HOW Magazine

In 2016, HOW Magazine published Collins’s article about everything NOT to do in a self promotion and get fantastic results anyway. The article documents notions about repurposing fine papers, utilizing local as well as regional, and national artisanal crafts persons, and generally running amuck in all the resources print nerds adore. In addition to utilizing beautiful…
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