SOURCE: The Stationery Studio, LLC

The Stationery Studio, LLC

May 25, 2016 10:28 ET

2016 Trends in Personalized Products

The Stationery Studio Declares 6 Top Trends for 2016

BUFFALO GROVE, IL--(Marketwired - May 25, 2016) - The Stationery Studio, the industry's leader in premier online personalized stationery, is announcing the top 6 trends in personalized products for 2016. "Bright colors, watercolor themes, foiled accents, embellishments and the never-out-of-style basics will be the fresh take for the 2016-2017 season," explained Renee Redman, owner, TheStationeryStudio.com. 

The National Stationery Show was held in New York City on May 15-18, 2016 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. While there were thousands of new products and designs displayed, the mainstay of the show remains all things paper: note cards, note pads, invitations, calendars, place cards, place mats, address labels, journals and more. These are the top 6 trends for 2016:

1. Watercolors. The gorgeous use of watercolors on note cards, notepads, invitations, moving cards and home decor, create a picture perfect canvas in shades of blues, pinks, yellows and greens. This fresh take is both beautiful and calming and creates a lovely accent for printed products.

2. Foiled Accents. Design elements in foil is everywhere along with big bold words or names in foil are shimmery and pretty and gives a luxe feel to any item.

3. Large Hand-Lettered Phrases and Words. Large hand-lettered phrases and words are designed on many categories of products. The fun, bold and dynamic imprints set the tone for so many new and existing product lines for 2016. 

4. Preppy. The use of preppy design elements are still as hot as ever. These accents include stripes, nauticals, and fun florals.

5. Quirky. There was an undertone of the quirky and slightly outrageous wording appearing on everyday classics such as stationery, journals, notepads and gift items. These quirky (sometimes risque) phrases on items set a tone for a segment of custom products.

6. Letterpress. High end letterpress and engraving and thick gorgeous stocks are still a prominent category for those who enjoy the specialty printed products and the finer things. The use of luxurious touches to holiday cards marks a trend back to quality presentations for those that appreciate elegance.

The Stationery Studio, LLC is the industry's leader in premier online personalized stationery and carries over 22,000 unique products. Frequently featured in national press outlets including "HGTV Magazine", "Vogue", "The Today Show", "People", "Chicago Tribune", "Associated Press" and more.

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