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The Boston Globe recently interviewed Crane & Co. creative director John Segal.

 

http://postscript.crane.com/paper-habits-boston-globe/http://postscript.crane.com/paper-habits-boston-globe/

 

Reminds me of visiting my Uncle John's print shop as a kid.

 

Happy reading and writing.

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I've got a lot of fond memories of that dog. - Indiana Jones in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
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Great read, thanks for sharing.

 

 

You're welcome, Newjelan.

 

Glad you liked it.

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An Easterner had a nervous breakdown. Wyoming, with its wide open spaces and healthy pursuits, was prescribed as a cure - Clive Sinclair (paraphr).

I've got a lot of fond memories of that dog. - Indiana Jones in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
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Thanks for providing the link; I enjoyed reading the interview & expressed my appreciation by ordering some cards.

 

I bought my first engraved Cranes cards@ HALLS in Kansas City in 1979; an address change in 1990, invoked the next purchase, so it seems about time to have some more. Hopefully my Godchild's wedding this summer made up for my negligent patronage. What a difference between the invitations she chose & those of her Mother 40+ years before, but the quality of the paper & engraving was obvious, despite the chosen envelope lining. Her Mother almost passed out when she received the bill but it was merely the beginning of the year long events, so her shock was soon replaced by other uses of her credit card. It is nice to know an American company is adaptive to maintaining customer loyalty & I hope they long continue their prominence as a "nice paper choice."

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I used Crane's "Pearl White" cotton half sheets for decades, until the company decided that a watermark was too inconspicuous, or too expensive, and started printing "Crane & Co." on every sheet. So tacky. Now I use C.R. Gibson, G. Lalo, Original Crown Mill, Clairefontaine, anything but Crane's.

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I used Crane's "Pearl White" cotton half sheets for decades, until the company decided that a watermark was too inconspicuous, or too expensive, and started printing "Crane & Co." on every sheet. So tacky. Now I use C.R. Gibson, G. Lalo, Original Crown Mill, Clairefontaine, anything but Crane's.

Exactly! And I thought I was the only one.

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MFP and MCN -

 

I felt the same way, and wrote to them saying that their otherwise classy stationery lost its appeal with their printing on each page. They did write back, but I was disappointed with their response, which was basically "You can write on the other side." The "Crane & Co. copyright All Rights Reserved" was notably absent from the paper they used.

 

I will use up what I have, and use my paper cutter to dispose of their now-more-annoying claim to rights in what I write, but will switch to something else when it is gone.

 

DB

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MFP and MCN -

 

I felt the same way, and wrote to them saying that their otherwise classy stationery lost its appeal with their printing on each page. They did write back, but I was disappointed with their response, which was basically "You can write on the other side." The "Crane & Co. copyright All Rights Reserved" was notably absent from the paper they used.

 

I will use up what I have, and use my paper cutter to dispose of their now-more-annoying claim to rights in what I write, but will switch to something else when it is gone.

 

DB

 

MFP, MCN, and D B Holtz -

 

Thanks for the info about the watermark. Will stick with G Lalo, Crown Mill, and Clairefontaine.

 

As for letter responses, after learning that one of the principals of Clairefontaine was interested in receiving letters for InCoWriMo, Lucky and I wrote him a letter and he responded in kind.

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An Easterner had a nervous breakdown. Wyoming, with its wide open spaces and healthy pursuits, was prescribed as a cure - Clive Sinclair (paraphr).

I've got a lot of fond memories of that dog. - Indiana Jones in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
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