quite thrilled to be chosen to design the invitations for her company's big Christmas
party, but immediately started obsessing about which paper to use. Her daughter
Noelle didn't help matters much by suggesting she use something called..
thought was, understandably, that Noelle was just showing off her latest language
immersion skills. Mary considered her daughter gifted, but it was certainly not
the time for any idle, let alone oriental, chitchat. Fortunately, Noelle's brilliant
suggestion to use the new Echizen Gisenshi paper was sure to make her mother
Mary proud and the Christmas invites a success!
may sound silly, but it's true: Echizen Gisenshi is glittery, printable,
and oh so stylishly festive, too!
Like Mary, you just never know when you'll hear about a cool new paper like Echizen
Gisenshi. Unlike Mary, you don't necessarily have to have a smart daughter
like Noelle to find out about such a unique paper. Just be sure to read the rest
of PaperView for a more perceptive preview of Echizen Gisenshi.
ever liked hearing one of those alluring French phrases just because of the way
it sounded? You may have had no clue whatsoever as to what the words meant but
it just sounded so good, you liked it. "Savoir faire" is one of those
appealing phrases. And Victoria
Papers at Savoir-Faire is definitely a place you'll like for its beautiful,
the most unique sounding paper distributor around, Victoria Papers at Savoir-Faire
is actually a fairly recent collaboration between two separate companies that
joined forces earlier this year. Long known for its fabulous collection of decorative
papers like Echizen Gisenshi, Victoria Paper Company was founded in New York state
in 1991. Victoria's Aimée Kligman, a 22-year veteran of the art paper industry,
came along to Savoir-Fare as the firms merged.
about 20 miles north of San Francisco in Marin County, Savoir-Faire was begun
by the husband and wife team of Pierre Guidetti and Maureen Labro in 1982. Along
with a dynamic group of customer service-oriented employees, Pierre and Maureen
developed the company into one of the nation's premier suppliers of high quality
art materials. Almost anyone who has dabbled in painting to any great degree would
undoubtedly be familiar with many of Savoir-Faire's fine products such as Sennelier
oil paints and Isabey brushes.
has also played a prominent part in Savoir-Faire's product line. From Fabriano,
Europe's oldest paper mill, to Lami Li handmade paper from Nepal, Savoir-Faire
has always offered an eclectic range of art and stationery papers. With the addition
of Victoria Papers, Savoir-Faire has expanded its paper selection even more, offering
a broad range of both handmade and machine-made papers suitable for any number
of graphic arts projects you'll be working on in the new year.
month's edition of PaperView is printed on Victoria Papers at Savoir-Faire's
54 lb. Echizen Gisenshi. The paper was produced in the Fukui prefecture
of southern Japan, a region where papermaking has, amazingly, been flourishing
for over 1,500 years. Despite its appearance, the paper is machine-made. Echizen
refers to where the paper is made and Gisenshi means silver paper. If you're interested
in using more meaningful papers, no matter what the season, you'll find plenty
of reasons to choose Echizen Gisenshi!
for paper in all the right places: Aimée Kligman of Victoria Papers at
54 lb. Text
Size 21-1/2 x 31
Acid-Free, Custom Colors
on 54 lb. Silver Echizen Gisenshi Text.