• Vendor Voices

    Krink Classic Paint Markers & Permanent Ink Markers

    To kick off the year we are featuring Sam Larson and our K-42 Paint Markers and K-70 Permanent Ink Marker. Check out some of Larson’s recent drawings below. Please feel free to share and use these images, they are fantastic examples of one of the many ways Krink markers are used. K-42 Paint Marker The K-42 is a classic paint marker. It comes in 17 colors, here Larson uses Light Blue, Orange, and Yellow. The alcohol-based paint is permanent, opaque, and non-toxic. Handmade in the USA. K-70 Permanent Ink Marker This marker is a great all-around marker for everyday use.…

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    Strathmore Online Workshops Return!

    Strathmore is excited to announce the return of their free Online Workshop Series, which starts March 4, 2019! Take advantage of this online consumer workshop series and increase your store’s traffic and sales. Promote the start of the workshops in your store, on your website, on social media, and drive sales as students purchase from the class supply list (there were over 51,500 video views on the workshop site in 2018).   2019 Lineup The Strathmore 2019 Online Workshop Series will again feature three different workshops, with each series including four video lessons and downloadable instructions. This year Strathmore collaborated…

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    3 DIY Holiday Cards with Jess Park

    3 DIY Holiday Greeting Cards with Jess Park from strathmoreartist on Vimeo. Strathmore is excited to share a new video made by artist and influencer Jess Park. Jess used Strathmore Watercolor Cards and NEW Mixed Media Postcards to create three different DIY holiday cards that anyone can follow along to for some joyous holiday greetings! Download and share the video with your customers. Each card lesson comes with a full supply list making it easy for artists to get exactly what they need and feel inspired to make a handmade greeting. Set up an in-store make and take event or share…

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    Distribution and Shipping FAQs

    We are proud to be an industry leader in distribution excellence and we are striving to get better at what we do every day. We thought it would be helpful to share answers to some frequently asked questions regarding our process, especially during the busy winter months, when unpredictable weather brings many of these questions to the forefront of our community’s minds. Below are a list of commonly asked questions surrounding our Picking, Packing and Shipping strategies collected by our Account Managers and Customer Service team. The answers relate to our NEW Warehouse Management System (WMS), currently live in Reno and…

  • Industry News

    Adam Reiner, New CEO of Sakura

    Sakura Color Products of America, Inc. d.b.a Sakura of America—the leading writing instrument manufacturer and supplier of art materials—is announcing that Marc H. Chisaki is retiring from his role as Sakura of America’s Chief Executive Officer and President effective end of day December 15, 2018. Marc Chisaki has successfully led the company over the span of a 25-year career.   Additionally, the Board of Directors of Sakura of America is pleased to announce that Adam Reiner will lead the company forward as President & CEO effective December 16, 2018. Mr. Reiner comes to Sakura of America from The Clorox Company…

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    New Jacquard Store Locator

    Jacquard Products is launching a brand-new website in January 2019, and one of the many new and improved components is an updated, state-of-the-art Store Locator. Jacquard has invested in this important tool to help drive business to your stores and websites, so we encourage you to take advantage of it! The Jacquard website gets over 1,400 visitors each day, and many of those visitors are looking to make a purchase. Jacquard does not sell directly from their website; however, “Where to buy” buttons are now included on each product page that direct visitors to local retailers. That is why it…

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    Art Dog’s Fresh New Face

    The Art Dog has been publishing industry news and announcements since 2008 and here we are, ten years later, with a new vision and a renewed mission: Connect the world through creativity by engaging our audience of art materials retailers and vendors to foster an interconnected community by publishing timely, shareable resources and industry news. Whether you’ve been following Art Dog for a while or joined us more recently, we hope you’ll enjoy our new blog design as well as the new approach we’re taking to the stories and news we share. We encourage you to interact and participate with…

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    Honoring Mark Kline, Vice President of Chroma

    It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Mark Kline, Vice President of Chroma. He was 57. With over 34 years at Chroma, Mark was a generous and vibrant industry personality who loved life and inspired all those who knew him. He will be sorely missed by his wife of 31 years, Donna, his daughter Melissa, his brother, his mother, countless friends and employees in the USA, AU and EU. Donations are welcome in his honor to the Wounded Warriors Project or the Humane Society of Berks County. Chroma business will be carried on, as we…