Papertrey Discontinues Ink, To Attend Chicago Supershow

Online stamp manufacturer & retailer Papertrey Ink made two big announcements last week.

First, on June 14th, Papertrey announced that they are discontinuing most of their signature Perfect Match hybrid inks pads due to what they call “quality control issues” and because the inks were “unstable”. All colors except Tea Dye Duo, Fresh Snow, and Vintage Cream are being discontinued.

Papertrey is selling their remaining inventory of the discontinued ink pads & ink refills while they last as final sale (no returns or exchanges).

A new ink is currently in development with a new supplier to replace the discontinued ink but Papertrey says that it won’t be available until a tentative release date of October 15th.

In better news for the company, Papertrey (which normally only sells via its website) announced on June 16th that they will be hosting a booth at the CHA Craft Supershow in Chicago next month. It’s the company’s policy to attend a consumer event once per year to sell in person to consumers. Last year, at the CHA Craft Supershow in Orlando, the company’s booth was literally mobbed, with consumers waiting in line for over a half hour at one point on Friday to even enter the booth to begin shopping.

On the left, attendees do the Papertrey make-n-take while on the right shoppers wait to get into the Papertrey booth.

Each day of the Supershow, Papertrey will be hosting two free make-n-takes, for a total of four different projects over the two day show. They will also be offering the same promotion they ran at the 2009 Orlando Supershow, where each $100 spent will earn shoppers a free $15 CHA exclusive stamp set that will never be available for sale.


3 Responses to Papertrey Discontinues Ink, To Attend Chicago Supershow

  1. Jan Scholl June 25, 2010 at 11:36 pm #

    What does it mean when the ink is “unstable”? I have a friend who’s business Sweet Stamps has inks to match the Coredination cardstocks. I have about 6 pads so far and they are great. But I wonder if some of these smaller companies who use lesser known manufacturers have this problem. This is a relatively new venture for Stacey and I hope she doesnt run into a similar problem.

  2. Sharon Betts June 26, 2010 at 4:14 am #

    Will they be selling their paper to retailers? the last I heard they did not. I sure hope they start now! We love it!

  3. Crystal Williams June 29, 2010 at 8:53 am #

    I love their stamp sets! I just wish they had a regular catalog to go along with their website.

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