San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) November 11, 2011
Minted (http://www.minted.com), the online store powered by a global design community, announces the launch of its very first line of personalizable journals. The new product combines peerless designs crowd-sourced from indie designers with thick, luxurious cover stock and a hand-finished binding.
Customers can choose from over 100 unique notebook designs, all customizable. Cover designs range from those including photos to those with beautiful patterns or illustrations. The selection includes special baby journals for expecting mothers, wedding planners for brides-to-be, and notebooks perfect as gifts for men, women, children, and teens.
All designs have been executed with the quality that the Minted brand has become known for; covers are printed on luxurious 120 lb. card stock and the notebooks are 40 pages and bound by hand with chic metal grommets. Customers may configure their notebook online to select either lined or blank pages. At $16 per notebook, the Minted custom notebook is a unique gift at an accessible price point.
The notebook comes in addition to Minted’s other stylish gift options, including photo calendars and personal stationery. The calendar is printed on thick, matte, archival paper that has an eggshell finish and is acid-free, for a look and feel that says ‘stationery’ rather than ‘photo paper’. Minted’s personal stationery designs, photo calendars, and notebooks are all fully customizable—customers can change font, color, type, and even elements of design.
Minted’s ‘Standard’ (8″ x 11.5″) calendar comes close to the size of a sheet of letter paper and is priced at $29. The ‘Grand’ (11.5″ x 14″) calendar is more substantial and almost doubles the area of the ‘Standard’, and is available for $39. For the first time this year, the calendars will be extensively customizable; customers will be able to add as many birthdays, anniversaries, and other personal events as they wish. Beautiful new designs are available for the holiday season.
Minted’s personal stationery comes in a sturdy, embossed gift box and is priced at $35 for 15 personalized cards. Like Minted’s new notebooks, there truly is a design aesthetic for every person on the holiday gift list—children, teachers, colleagues, aunts, uncles, nannies, grandparents, hair-cutters, girlfriends, etc.—making Minted a one-stop shop for holiday gifting. Also like Minted’s notebooks, some design options even allow customers to showcase a personal photo, especially wonderful for children.
“Our community of designers is as interesting and diverse as Minted consumers, so it is not surprising that our community has produced the most unique, high quality notebook designs in the world. Some designs rely on bold typography alone, others include animated illustrations, while still others frame photographs in unusual ways,” says Minted CEO and founder Mariam Naficy. “Coupled with the printing and construction quality that Minted has built its reputation on, they’re unlike any notebook the world has ever seen. And we know our stylish customers will love gifting them in December.”
About Minted’s Design Challenges:
Minted’s mission is to allow consumers to discover design genius from all over the world, providing an opportunity for designers to build their careers on merit alone. Minted holds monthly design challenges to source designs from a large global community of designers. The Minted community selects the best designs in a highly competitive and meritocratic process, yielding a top selection of the freshest, finest cards in the world.
Minted is a venture-backed design community and online store, crowd-sourcing graphic designs and content from a global design community and selling those as premium printed paper products initially focused on the $10 billion stationery, invitations, and cards market.
Minted has radically transformed what consumers now expect in holiday cards, Christmas cards, wedding invitations, save the dates, birth announcements, business cards, and other personal stationery. The company’s paper and printing is of the highest quality and it leads the market with the freshest designs, newest formats and most coveted details. Minted’s fresh, unique designs have been featured on The Today Show and The Early Show, and in Real Simple, Town & Country, InStyle Weddings, Food & Wine and other major national magazines.
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