paper presentation: infinite colors, weights and sizes


 maybe this is true in all cities, but in new york  for the more utilitarian things there seem to be areas where these items are concentrated.   for example, the wholesale flower market (smaller than it was) is located in the 20s off of broadway, the lighting district can be found along the bowery close to chinatown and the restaurant kitchen supplies just above the lighting district.    and then, there seems to be the paper and office supply district concentrated along 18th and 19th streets between 5th and 6th avenues.   as i used to work nearby, i got to check out all the shops including sam flax, print icon and a.i. friedman among others.   


of the bunch, i think that my favorite is  paper presentation (which had been called paper access, so maybe ownership has changed — the stock seems to be the same).  this vast store, running from one side of the block to the other, really has nearly every item related to paper that you might ever possibly require.   they have every color, shape, size and texture of paper, labels and envelopes under the sun, at decent prices, as well as a vast variety of other stationery related things that you might need such as the fun tape pictured above, ribbons, storage boxes, stickers, pens, pencils etc…   

paper presentation also has a printing service but i have never used them for that so don’t know the quality and i expect i might be a bit more fussy in that department (just waiting for when i can justify greenwich letterpress).  what i do know is that paper presentation is super utilitarian and if you have some kind of paper need it is more than likely that they can satisfy it (and just a note that their website seems to have only a fraction of what they offer at the store).   paper presentation, 23 west 18th street between 5th and 6th avenues, manhattan, new york, 212.463.7022.

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