Sunday, December 7, 2014

Ink blotter: Get your Christmas cards from Star Printing in Coatesville

This merry old ink blotter is 8½ inches wide. It advertises the holiday-themed offerings of Star Printing Company of Coatesville, Pennsylvania.

  • Unusual, Distinctive, Attractive
  • A COMPLETE Printing Service of Christmas Greeting Cards, Holiday Folders and Letters, and Personal Yuletide Messages
  • Check Our Huge Assortment Today!
  • There's something about a personal Holiday Greeting that warms the heart and fosters a friendly relationship between the recipient and the sender

So, basically, they were making the types of personalized Christmas items a half-century ago that are being featured here on Papergreat today.

Star Printing is still around. It's now called Star Print Mail Inc. and is located in West Chester. Here's a bit about its history from the company website:
"The presses started rolling on April 2, 1906 in Coatesville, PA, then a bustling steel town, servicing many of the area's growing businesses, some of whom are loyal customers to this day.

The Swansons updated Star Printing from a classic letterpress shop to a modern offset pressroom allowing us to more readily meet the needs of our customers."

These days, Star Printing handles brochures, flyers, business cards, booklets, catalogs, newsletters and direct-mail materials. But it's not clear whether they're still the go-to printing company for personal yuletide messages.

Also, I like their old logo, left, better than their new logo...

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