Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Write Santa a letter at our Snail Mail Social

This Saturday we are hosting a Snail Mail Social with our friends Annie Yu and Carolee Gilligan Wheeler. We'll have vintage typewriters, custom stationery and all sorts of embellishments to encourage you to get out from behind the computer screen and send a letter. 

Bring the kids and they can write a letter to Santa. We have arranged with calligraphy artist Sarah Hanna from whom you can purchase a beautiful, personalized, hand written Santa response that will be mailed to your home or available here for pick up at Arch!

We encourage you to RSVP via our Eventbrite page, or on the Facebook event page. Hope to see you Saturday!

Otto received his "Santa" letter in the mail today. Absolutely gorgeous!
Sample Santa Letter. Available for purchase at the Snail Mail Social


Friday, November 9, 2012

What is YUPO Paper?

Try Yupo Paper!

YUPO Paper is now available at ARCH! YUPO is a 100% recyclable synthetic polypropylene paper that has endless uses. It is tear and stain resistant, has a slick, smooth surface and is waterproof! It is traditionally used as a watercolor paper by fine artists, but can be used for acrylic painting and oil pastel as well. YUPO is also a popular material for making banners and signage as well as an underwater notepad for scuba divers!

When used with watercolor, the water evaporates into the air rather than being absorbed into the paper, which produces a unique look. You can also produce interesting painting effects by laying down color on YUPO and wiping out areas. YUPO also never buckles, which eliminates the need for paper stretching and soaking!

For designers and architects, the heavier weights of YUPO can also be cut in a laser-cutter without showing burn marks! ARCH carries two sizes: 20"x26"in a #74 weight and 25"x38" in a #144 weight (great for laser-cutting). Also makes a great model building material as it resists tearing and is very flexible and easy to cut.

There are tons of uses for this paper for fine artists, designers, and printers. Come by and check it out in person at ARCH! 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

The Holidays Have Arrived At ARCH!

 Holiday Cards and Gifts are Here!

The holiday season is fast approaching and to keep you on track with your shopping and correspondence, we have a full selection of holiday cards and gifts arriving daily! Come by ARCH and check out our gift section. We have the perfect choices for everyone in your life; artists, designers, children, adults and the young at heart!

ARCH is your one-stop shop for fantastically unique stocking stuffers that will make you the hit of the season! Toys, stationary, jewelry, frames, office supplies and much more! We also have a creative selection of gift wrapping supplies and ribbons to complete the perfect gift!

Not sure what gift to give? We have Gift Certificates available for that person that has everything! They are available in any denomination and make an easy and desired gift for just about anyone. Let ARCH make your holiday shopping and letter writing just a little bit easier!