Archive for November, 2011

Industry News

Monday, November 7th, 2011

Jim Schmitz, CEO

The Board of Directors of Pacon Corporation, owners of Strathmore Artist Papers, have announced that the company has been purchased through a partnership with Pacon management and Mason Wells, a Milwaukee, WI-based private equity firm. The company employs 450 people across six facilities in Wisconsin and one in Canada. Pacon’s CEO Jim Schmitz commented, “This is a positive move for the long-term growth of the company. The focus of our organization has been and will continue to be to provide value to our customers by delivering quality products, innovation, selection and service”. Schmitz continued, “We are excited because Mason Wells has a great track record of working with the management teams of packaging and packaged goods companies to create long term sustainable value for all stakeholders.” Mason Wells is a leading Midwest-based private equity firm.

Now you can buy a  Liquitex branded mobile phone (if you live in Japan!) Developed in collaboration with ColArt’s global acrylic paint brand Liquitex, the F001 from Fujitsu Toshiba Mobile Communications is a colorful mobile phone that is available in seven different colors: SNOWFLAKE WHITE, FRENCH SHELL PINK, RASPBERRY RED, HONEY GOLD, BRIGHT AQUAMARINE, OCEAN BLUE, and PIANO BLACK.

Here’s a  quick and easy “Urban Art” themed way to brighten up your store front. How about freshening up your entire store front with a colorful mural? Check out this great time-lapse clip of Innate, a local screen printing shop in Bellingham, WA, in the process of painting their store front with Montana Gold spray paint. The clip also features the artists buying the paint at Dakota Art Store!



Introducing Neptune Brush Gift Sets – Available Now from Princeton!

Monday, November 7th, 2011

Customers have responded enthusiastically to Princeton’s softest brush ever. Neptune is Princeton’s softer-than-squirrel synthetic that drinks up watercolor and delivers oceans of color to the sheet. Princeton has packaged two attractive gift items for the holiday season.

The Neptune Quill brush has an amazing capacity to hold liquid. Comes to a sharp point that makes for a very precise brush.

Includes: #8 Quill Brush.
ITEM#  PB4750SET-1Q LIST: $49.95 73% off sets On the Holiday promo(HT Code)

The Essential Set brings together four of the best brushes Neptune has to offer. A perfect gift for any watercolorist.
Includes: 3/4″ Oval Wash, 1/2″ Aquarelle, #8 Round, and 1″ Mottler.
ITEM# PB4750SET-4 LIST: $89.95  73% off sets On the Holiday promo(HT Code)

Acrylic Countertop Display
Order early while a limited supply of counter displays remains available. Displays ship loaded with 6 ea. of both items and dropship free while supplies last.
ITEM# PB4750D LIST: $839.40  76.25% off drop ship asst, $199.36 net