Thursday, May 16, 2013

It's Show Time!!

Welcome Tape-o-philes.  It's that time of year again.  Yes, time for the Supply Side Show at the Javits Center in the greatest of all cities, New York.  What is the Supply Side?  That's where you can find all of the supplies you need to create beautiful stationery, invitations or artwork using the latest in papers, foils, embellishments and TAPE!! Yes, tape.  And TAPE-RITE is the leading supplier of the specialty tapes used to create theses works of art.  Check them out at The Supply Side is located in the National Stationery Show.  We are stuck in the back, like a leper colony.

What amazes Doctor Tape is that most of these are created by small, independent operators, usually women, working at their dining room tables.  I speak with them every year and I have found that they all seem to have started as crafters making stuff for friends and family.  As their fame spread they all took the leap and moved into selling their wares to the general public.  This is harder than it sounds and the fact that so many have achieved success is a testament to their skill and persistence. Some of them have grown into large operations but they all know where they came from and they haven't lost their compass.

If you are in the market for fine stationery or fancy invitations I suggest seeking them out for personal service, creative design and high quality.  Especially if they are buying tape from me. 

If you are in the NYC area from 5/19 to 5/22 come on by and visit us at booth 3085.  We'd love to meet you.  And if you can't make it please check us out at

Minutus cantorum, minutus ballorum, minutus carborata descendum pantorum.
(A little song, a little dance, a little seltzer down your pants) -- Funeral for Chuckles, Mary Tyler Moore Show

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