Thursday, November 13, 2014

ARCH: Back In Business!

The ARCH POPUP
2349 3rd St
SF CA 94107

ARCH@CCA
1111 8th St
SF CA 94107
Open Monday - Friday 10-6 and Saturday 12-5   Call us 415-433-2724
 

We couldn't be more pleased with our two new homes! The reception and support from all of our customers has been incredible. As we still ironing out the details and sorting our inventory, we suggest calling ahead if you have a specific item or need.


ARCH@CCA, located at 1111 8th Street, has a great selection of pens, drawing materials, painting supplies, printmaking papers and tools. It is also our one-stop shop for model making and prototyping supplies with a constantly expanding selection of adhesives, tools, woods, acrylics, foams and more. Want us to carry a specific product for your project? Let us know! And in case you are wondering, "Yes! This store is open to the public and students!"



We like to think of The ARCH POPUP at 2349 3rd Street as a "Mini ARCH" where we have a choice selection of watercolor, calligraphy, drawing and drafting supplies and tools. Here you will find our entire selection of decorative papers and stationery and an awesome assortment of pens, pencils, trace rolls, 1000H, clips, pins and so much more. 



Getting ready for the holidays? The ARCH POPUP is where you will find all the inspiration and perfect gifts for your friends and family. Beautiful books, locally made jewelry, kids crafts and the tons of great stocking stuffers that you have come to love, can all be found on 3rd Street. 

Thank you all for your love and support! Please come visit us soon!!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

ARCH Has Found A Home!



ARCH Has Found a New Home, Two New Homes to be Exact!

Now Open For Business!!
The ARCH Pop-UP
2349 3rd St
SF CA 94107

ARCH is excited to announce that we will have a temporary Pop-Up location at 2349 3rd Street while we build out and ready our permanent home in the Dogpatch, opening Spring 2015. 

Our opportunity to find this new home was in no small part due to the invaluable community support that we received. When we visited with the management at the AIC (American Industrial Center) they had already heard all about our store from unsolicited emails, calls and letters from our many customers, neighbors and even their own current tenants.

This was truly a community effort. 

The outpouring of love and help we have received over these past 4 months has been unbelievable. During the times when we were down and stressed, the kindness and support we received was heartfelt.

THANK YOU ALL!!

In addition we are excited to announce:  

NOW OPEN FOR BUSINESS!
ARCH@CCA
1111 Eight St.
San Francisco CA 94107

M-F 10-6
Sat: 12-5
Closed Sundays
The interior of our new home at CCA
Over the past 14 years on Potrero Hill we have developed quite a fondness for the students, faculty and administration at The California College of the Arts. Seeing the hard work, long hours and dedication they have for their craft has been an inspiration to all of us at ARCH.  When we received the news that we had to move away from Missouri St., we wondered how we could continue to support the community we have grown to love at CCA.

Wonderfully, we soon discovered that the admiration was mutual and after putting our heads together we found an awesome spot that is on campus and will be open to the public and students across the Bay Area! We'll post our opening date and store hours soon!

Please help us spread the word by sharing on Facebook, Twitter and good old word of mouth.

We'll see you in October!!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Closing these items out! Help us get them outta here!

PLOTTER PAPER SHEETS and ROLLS

Rolls
86-4016 24"x150' w/ 2" core List $63.58 Arch Sale: $15.00
86-4016 30"x150' w 2" core  List $79.49  Arch sale: $25.00
This 100% cotton fiber, 17 lb. Vellum works well for medium run diazo reproduction and is a good choice for monochrome plotting. Offers fast dry time, good line quality and spot fill. A great choice for file copies or as a high-speed diazo reproduction master. Works well for inkjet or pen plotting.

86-6020 36"x10' w/ 2" core  Arch Sale:$25.00
Ink Jet Media OCE Ink Jet Media 20lb Vellum for Inkjet Plotters and Printers

130399 36"x5yd w/2" core - AZON Comstock -20# Economy CAD  Arch Sale: $10.00
130435 36"x5yd w/2" core - AZON Comstock -17# Inkjet Vellum     Arch Sale: $20.00
130437 36"x5yd w/2" core - AZON Comstock -20# Inkjet Vellum     Arch Sale: $20.00

9020IJ 36"x20yd w/2" core - Clearprint Jetprint Vellum   Arch Sale: $27.00



24x36 sheets
130401 15# Translucent Bond 100pk  Arch Sale:  $15.00
Will work in HP and Canon Wide Format Ink Jet Printers/Plotters. Great for check plots.

130437 20# Ink Jet Vellum 100pk   List $148.09 Arch Sale: $30.00
We start with a premium quality, 100% cotton fiber base and then transparentize it using our proprietary process. This patented process uses no Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). Comstoc Vellum has a specially engineered surface that accepts ink uniformly and achieves the greatest possible density without pooling or running. Excellent line quality is achieved with no feathering

30x42 sheets 
130401 15# translucent bond  List $66.16 Arch Sale $20.00
Will work in HP and Canon Wide Format Ink Jet Printers/Plotters. Great for check plots.
 
130402 18# translucent bond  List $77.55 Arch Sale: $25.00
When your short-run reproduction requires the translucency of a vellum, but not the price, you should choose Translucent Bond. The smooth surface produces quick and easy plots and the translucency allows for diazo reprints. This 18# version offers the same translucency as our 130401, with added durability.



130410 #18 premium translucent bond

130412 #17 vellum

130415 #20 vellum

130437 #20 Inkjet Vellum
We start with a premium quality, 100% cotton fiber base and then transparentize it using our proprietary process. This patented process uses no Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). Comstoc Vellum has a specially engineered surface that accepts ink uniformly and achieves the greatest possible density without pooling or running. Excellent line quality is achieved with no feathering


PLOTTER FILM

Sheets
1191153  3 Mil AZON K+E Herculene Single Matte Drafting Film 30"x42" 100 pk $50.00

130424   3 Mil AZON Comstock Double Matte Plotter Film 30"x42" 25shts $15.00

29-2050  Oce' Ammonia Diazo Paper-Blueprint Blueline-Med. Speed 30"x40" 100pk  $10.00

Rolls
191153 36"x50yd w/2" core - AZON 3 Mil Single Matte Film  $25.00
191253 30"x50yd w/2" core - AZON 3 Mil Double Matte Film  $39.00


PRINTER PAPERS AND FILMS

8.5"x11" Paper
644539-201 Lumijet Professional Inkjet Media Photo White 270 gsm 20ct. box $10.00
85LUGA     Lumijet Portfolio Series Inkjet Photo Paper Ultra Gloss 260 gsm 20ct. box  $19.00
1040-11-50 Tapestry Ink Jet Transparency Film 50ct. box  $20.00
Legion Pro Digital Art Paper Gloss Brilliant White 10 Mil/270 gsm 50ct  bx $18.00
Strathmore Artist Inkjet Paper Ultra Gloss 15ct.box $5.00

8.5"x11" Films
Chartpak :
DAFRPB8L Drafting &Design Applique Film For Laser 100ct. bx List $120.50 Sale $15.00
                     (Repositionable Matte)
DAFR8        Drafting &Design Applique Film For Copiers 100ct. bx List $144.65 Sale $22.00
                     (Repositionable  Matte)
DAFC8        Drafting &Design Applique Film For Copiers 100ct. bx List $144.65 Sale $22.00
                     (Permanent Clear)
CCG50        Self-Adhesive Clear Gloss For Color Copiers 50ct. box List $66.30 Sale $20.00
A-300           Folex Self-Adhesive Film 100ct. box Sale $10.00

8.5"X14" Film
DAFR14     Chartpak Drafting &Design Applique Film Copier 100ct.bx List $210.10 Sale$28.00                    (Repositionable Matte)
320              Rayvon Adhesive-Backed Repro Film 100ct. box Sale : $15.00

Clearprint Vellum 16LB :30x42 Sheets: 100 sheets per package:
1000HTS-A: 
 Architectural Title Block:                              List $448.95 Sale: $75.00/pk100 sheets
10000HTSA-8:
 Architectural Title block w/ grid (8 sq/inch)  List $544.65 Sale $90.00/pk 100 sheets

Landscape : 8.5x11 3Ring Binders (Custom made for us) with Polypropylene covers:
Opaque black, silver and smoke (semi trans grey) reg price $11.00 Overstock sale $6.00 ea
                                                                                                               @50 assorted $4.80 ea

2 Pocket Paper Presentation Folders:



Linen Texture: Ivory (color)  regular price $1.25 ea  Sale $45.00/Bx 100 we have 2 bx
Recycled: Milkweed (color)  regular price $3.00 ea  Sale $45.00/Bx 100 we have 2 bx
Recycled : Kraft   (color)     regular price $3.00 ea  Sale $45.00/Bx 100 we have 2 bx
Pinstripe (Satin Finish, Pinstripe Pattern) 3 colors: reg $1.70 ea Sale $45.00/Bx 100
  Ebony (black), Alabaster (Pearl), Bronze (antique gold color)

Various Envelopes:



9x12, 10x13 Catalog Color Brites (Primary Colors) and Black on sale for .15 ea,  @100 $10.00
7.5x7.5"  Kraft Brown reg $.55 ea @100 $10.00

Big sheets of Paper from 25x38 to 26x40" in Text and Cover weights
including: Various sheets: ONLY $5.00 for 50shts (call Kate for more information)
Confetti Yellow Text, Quest Blue Text, Evergreen Kraft :
Classic Columns Cover White,
Duplex Cover in red stucco with grey and Blue columns with yellow








 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

ARCH IS MOVING! Come to Our MOVING SALE: August 21st, 22nd and 23rd




We will be leaving our 99 Missouri Street location by the end of September, but before we do that, we're having a MOVING SALE ON THESE DAYS ONLY!  August 21st, 22nd and 23rd we're offering 20% off everything store wide in addition to TONS of already marked down items. 

Special Sale Items will include:
  • Art Alternatives Canvas all 50% OFF List
  • Strathmore Skills Pads - 35% OFF List
  • Select Caran d'Ache Products - 20% OFF List
  • Sakura Pigma Micron Pens and Sets - 25% OFF List
  • Hot & Cold Press Fluid Watercolor Blocks - 25% OFF List 

We will also have deep discounted pricing on many items including a variety of large-sized papers, Gocco Printing Inks, Select Portfolios and so much more. Come in to ARCH to take advantage of spectacular pricing on your favorite product lines!

Sale pricing available for in-store purchases only and cannot be applied to current or future special orders. Student and Faculty discounts will not apply during the 3 day sale. ALL SALES FINAL!




Thursday, July 24, 2014

Snail Mail Social : Saturday August 2nd at ARCH


Join us Saturday August 2nd from 1-4pm when ARCH hosts the Snail Mail Social. This will be our final Snail Mail at our 99 Missouri Street location as we will be moving in late September.

We'll have custom stationery, rubber stamps, pencils, pens and a bevy of typewriters for you to choose from. Our friends Annie Yu and Carolee Wheeler will be on hand to help guide you in your creations and explain to the young ones what a typewriter is used for!

Check out our photos from our February Snail Mail Social. Thanks to Ryan Tamares for the photos! @ryanzhelp


 





Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Traveling This Summer? Take Watercolor With You!


  • Daniel Smith Watercolor Sticks - 10% OFF the 25% OFF ARCH Price
  • QoR Watercolors - 10% OFF the 25% OFF ARCH Price
  • Winsor Newton Sketcher's Pocket Box -10% OFF the 15% OFF ARCH Price

Traveling this summer? We have everything you need to take your art with you! Watercolors make a great travel-friendly medium for making art on the go. Come by ARCH and check out our summer deals on QoR Watercolors, Daniel Smith Watercolor Sticks, watercolor sketchbooks and more.

Daniel Smith Watercolor Sticks make traveling with a full spectrum of watercolors easy. Just break off small slices of the sticks and arrange on a palette to create a full set of pan watercolors. These high-quality vibrant colors store easily and lessen the mess of traditional tube watercolors. Daniel Smith watercolor sticks, normally 25% OFF list price are now an extra 10% OFF for a limited time.


ARCH has just introduced QoR (pronounced CORE) Watercolors from GOLDEN Paints. ARCH carries the full line including several mediums and grounds. QoR Watercolors, normally 25% OFF list price are now an extra 10% OFF for a limited time.

"The unique formulation of QoR Watercolors accentuates the luminosity and brilliance of pigments even after drying. QoR provides the subtlety, transparency and flow of a great watercolor, with colors that have as much vibrancy and fire as the best acrylic or oil paint."


Looking for a Travel Watercolor set? The Cotman Sketcher's Pocket Box from Winsor Newton is now an additional 10% OFF the regular 15% OFF price of $19.98. This compact set comes with a travel brush and 12 vibrant colors from the Cotman Watercolor line and literally fits in your pocket! ARCH also carries a large selection of watercolor brushes, papers, and paints including Daniel Smith, QoR, and Winsor Newton Artist Watercolor.


Wednesday, June 11, 2014

FREE Sennelier Inks Class with artist Eve Skylar - Saturday June 14th, 1-3pm


Come join Eve Skylar, San Francisco-based concept artist and painter working in the animation industry, for a FREE demo class on "Drawing and Painting With Ink on Fabriano Paper". The class is open to all levels and is geared towards illustrators and artists interested in working with ink. The class will be parts: lecture, demo, and hands-on trial station. We will cover general setup, how to prepare surfaces, approaches to line quality, drawing, inking techniques, and painting with a brush. Learn how to sketch directly with ink or take an illustration through the process of rough drawing to final inking. Materials covered in class: Inks, Fabriano paper, Kolinsky brush #8404.

Sennelier Ink Color Chart