Ink, Inc.

Ink, Inc. Ink, Inc. is a graphic design, printing, and print brokerage house established in 1978. We have a special affection for books. http://inkinc-us.com/
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Most of our day is consumed with the layout, setting of type, specifying materials and orchestrating the production of print jobs for publications of clients. We work for corporations, institutions and, increasingly, private individuals; we are happy to handle the design and layout (and production specifications) alone or to see the project through and deliver a finished product. We look forward t

Most of our day is consumed with the layout, setting of type, specifying materials and orchestrating the production of print jobs for publications of clients. We work for corporations, institutions and, increasingly, private individuals; we are happy to handle the design and layout (and production specifications) alone or to see the project through and deliver a finished product. We look forward t

We have produced three limited edition suites of drawings accompanying poems by Edward Field. The poems are: "The Bride ...
03/24/2017

We have produced three limited edition suites of drawings accompanying poems by Edward Field. The poems are: "The Bride of Frankenstein", "Curse of the Cat Woman", and "Sweet Gwendolyn and the Countess". The drawings are by Robert Andrew Parker. Shown here is a page from each; more can be seen on our website: www.inkinc-us.com.

05/17/2015

We're going bricks-and mortar retail!
for 2 hours anyway, at the 13th Annual Independent Publishers Book Fair, on Thursday May 21, from 6 to 8 pm, at Zieher Smith & Horton Gallery, 516 West 20th Street, in Chelsea. Come hear our non-stop sales spiel even as we make change from a muffin tin. With twelve other independent publishers. Spread the word.

Timeline Photos
03/18/2015

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03/18/2015

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The latest craze: pangrams!
03/18/2015

The latest craze: pangrams!

Timeline Photos
03/14/2015

Timeline Photos

Refresh of an 18th Century Boston model, this book presents enlarged redrawn woodcuts, in color. Each letter of the alph...
03/12/2015

Refresh of an 18th Century Boston model, this book presents enlarged redrawn woodcuts, in color. Each letter of the alphabet has a drawing and a easily remembered rhyme, mnemonic devices used to aid letter and word recognition. vist www.inkinc-us.com for additional views, and to order.

Timeline Photos
03/12/2015

Timeline Photos

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02/23/2015

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Reklame MarkenGerman Advertising Stamps, c. 1909–1916Reklame Marken were collectible stamps, the size of postage stamps,...
02/12/2015

Reklame Marken
German Advertising Stamps, c. 1909–1916

Reklame Marken were collectible stamps, the size of postage stamps, issued by stores, businesses and public institutions in Germany and elsewhere in Europe in the early twentieth century. Their “golden age” was from about 1900 up to the First World War. Often designed by well-known graphic designers and poster artists, the best of them have the visual impact of posters despite their diminutive size. (In fact they are sometimes referred to in English as “Poster Stamps”).

Reklame Marken advertised the gamut of consumer products and services: from pencils to pretzels, pickles to perfume. There wasn’t a product, a trade or a venue that didn’t merit its own sticker: women’s, men’s and children’s fashion, shoes, shoe polish, glue, appliances, tea, chocolate, biscuits, and musical instruments were depicted, as well as landmarks, festivals, sporting events and famous persons. All speak of the popular culture of the pre-WWI era. As diverse as the material presented is the style of the illustrations and typography. Designed by some of the leading commercial artists of the day, their visual inventiveness and their often surprising interactions of color belie the fact that they are over 100 years old.

This book reproduces 360 stickers (all at actual size).
A valuable visual resource of design, illustration and typography.

4.5 x 6 inches, 248 pages
adhesive bound paperback;
on archival (acid-neutral) stock
$32. postpaid
available exclusively on our website: www.inkinc-us.com

Ink, Inc.
02/11/2015

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Ink, Inc.'s cover photo
02/11/2015

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This is a representative spread from the book "Insects of All Nations."
02/04/2015

This is a representative spread from the book "Insects of All Nations."

Insects of All NationsBy Robert Andrew Parker;Introduction by Gregor Samsa6 x 9 inches, 58 pages; adhesive bound paperba...
02/04/2015

Insects of All Nations

By Robert Andrew Parker;
Introduction by Gregor Samsa
6 x 9 inches, 58 pages; adhesive bound paperback
Just $25. postpaid.
available on our web site: www-inkinc-us.com

The artist has rendered 27 insects, which are displayed with flags from 27 countries. The two are not necessarily related.
The reader can enjoy these insects as never before, without having to shoo or swat them. Among the insects displayed are many whose beauty might have been hitherto overlooked: the Common Cockchafer, the Army-Worm Fly, the Solitary Wasp... AND the multi-tasker will also appreciate the flags! some of which they may not be familiar with: of Chad, for instance, Guyana, Mauritius, or Kuwait.
Altogether a thoroughly instructive little book, attractively presented... and priced.

This is Gregor Samsa, as captured by Robert Andrew Parker, as Gregor was penning the introduction of the book published ...
02/04/2015

This is Gregor Samsa, as captured by Robert Andrew Parker, as Gregor was penning the introduction of the book published just today, "Insects of All Nations" (information will be posted just above).

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01/31/2015

Ink, Inc.'s cover photo

Published today is a 410 page book, showing 204 gouache designs for woven textiles. Available on our website: www.inkinc...
01/24/2015

Published today is a 410 page book, showing 204 gouache designs for woven textiles. Available on our website: www.inkinc-us.com

Timeline Photos
02/14/2014

Timeline Photos

Here a single element, an equilateral triangle (most easily seen as the yellow in the upper left) is used at the same si...
02/07/2014

Here a single element, an equilateral triangle (most easily seen as the yellow in the upper left) is used at the same size to create different patterns.

This morning's meditation: the same element, a square, in the same size, is repeated differently.
02/06/2014

This morning's meditation: the same element, a square, in the same size, is repeated differently.

Here are the same elements as previously, re-spaced and colored. Giftwrap? Carpet?
02/06/2014

Here are the same elements as previously, re-spaced and colored. Giftwrap? Carpet?

been off the air here, as it were... busy (don't ya know)! here is one of several patterned papers developed today. woul...
02/05/2014

been off the air here, as it were... busy (don't ya know)! here is one of several patterned papers developed today. would be nice as boards for a book, no?

Somebody just said it was so cold in Chicago yesterday they had to bring the polar bears and penguins inside.Here's a bi...
01/08/2014

Somebody just said it was so cold in Chicago yesterday they had to bring the polar bears and penguins inside.

Here's a bit of warmth and light: the cover of a book we made almost exactly a year ago. The book show 19 drawings of lighting fixtures by Frank D. Knapp, made in the 1920s and 1930s. The artist's father owned a lamp store in Buffalo, New York. The color to the drawing was applied on the reverse side of the drawing vellum. This is a detail from a chandelier:

12/31/2013

The "Op-Art" column on the Op-Ed page of yesterday's New York Times (by Bruce Handy):

Restart the Presses!
It's been another up and mostly down year for print media and the dwindling number of professionals (writers, editors, paper mill owners, singing-dancing newsies) who still care about nonvirtual publishing.
There were the customary newsroom layoffs, budget parings, revenue shrinkages. The venerable Boston Globe and Washington Post were each sold to billionaires, the papers' futures, whether as first-rate news sources or playthings, yet to be determined. New York magazine announced it would scale back to publication every two weeks; The Onion ceased print publication altogether. One of the year's few bright spots: Newsweek's brave but seeming quixotic decision to return to print in 2014. Yes, it could work, many observers thought, and maybe Tiny Tim will live to see another Christmas!
Is such cynicism justified? The thinking here is that if vinyl records, straight razors, slow food and absinthe cocktails can all mount comebacks, there is no reason print can't as well. The keys are marketing, perception and, frankly, snob appeal, plus a few minor tweaks....

Corner Newsstand—> "Curated community supported periodicals bar."
Newsstand Guy—> "Contenista"
Weekly News Magazine—> "Slow content."
Glossy Monthly—> "Heritage Content"
A Book You've Been Meaning to Read—> "Deluxe, limited-edition, archival-quality text, including exclusive bonus content (hand-searchable index, pages)."
Paperboy—> "Personal Media Valet."
Today's New York Bugle—> "Nybugle.com's 'Platinum-Elite-Plus' premium analogue edition."
Commonplace Typeface such as Baskerville or Garamond—> "Artisinal typeface hand-crafted by Jeffrey Sachs-sponsored Andean women's font collective."
Newsprint—> "Sustainable locally sourced wood pulp carpaccio."
Any Old Printer's Ink—> "Small-batch encre (varietal blend: 45 percent India ink, 30 percent Japanese bokuju, 25 percent vintage Hewlett-Packard dot-matrix black.)"

In the last 6 years we have printed some 20 books by, for or about the artist Robert Andrew Parker. These are on exhibit...
12/17/2013

In the last 6 years we have printed some 20 books by, for or about the artist Robert Andrew Parker. These are on exhibition now through February 1 at the Cornwall (Connecticut) library; on Jan 4 from 4–6, there will be a walk through the exhibition, with some narration by the artist, who is pictured below looking kinda weary? or bored? shortly after the installation.

Here is an image from our title "Arthur Litt: Dessins Industriels"—and also a leaf from the post card book of the same t...
12/17/2013

Here is an image from our title "Arthur Litt: Dessins Industriels"—and also a leaf from the post card book of the same title (so far only available at the NicoPanda HoHoHo! Pop-up store).

Detail from "A Yiddish Lexicon" by Robert Andrew Parker.  One of nine new postcard books available at the Nicopandastore...
12/11/2013

Detail from "A Yiddish Lexicon" by Robert Andrew Parker. One of nine new postcard books available at the Nicopandastore HoHoHo! Pop-up store located at 50 White St. NYC until Dec. 23rd.

Nicola Formichetti,
http://www.nicopandahohoho.com/
@inkinc-us.com.

Postcard Books
12/11/2013

Postcard Books

The first cover from one of our nine new Postcard books which will be featured at the Nicopandastore "HoHoHo!" Pop-up st...
12/06/2013

The first cover from one of our nine new Postcard books which will be featured at the Nicopandastore "HoHoHo!" Pop-up store located at 50 White St, NYC starting on December 10.

We will share 8 of the 9 books covers, with the 10th to be revealed and available exclusively at the Nicopanda Pop-up store.

http://nicolaspopupshop.com/
http://www.nicopandahohoho.com/
https://inkinc-us.com/

Images which appear in our title: "Decoration Pattern Book 1930: For Japanese Porcelain Painted in the Western Style"

These are the covers of Postcard books we have developed... soon to be in a store near you?
12/05/2013

These are the covers of Postcard books we have developed... soon to be in a store near you?

These are the covers of Postcard books we have developed... soon to be in a store near you?

Kinda funky display of the postcard book covers as an album, so here is an individual cover:
12/03/2013

Kinda funky display of the postcard book covers as an album, so here is an individual cover:

11/27/2013

The "Bay Psalm Book", the first book printed in English in the New World (Cambridge, 1640), sold last night at Sotheby's for $14,165,000. and becomes the most expensive printed book sold. It also set this record in 1947 when it went for a mere $151,000.

A nice rate of appreciation, though Sotheby's had estimated it would fetch $15 to $30 million. A copy sold at auction in 1866 for $1025. "a sum so staggering it was reported in the New York Times" (reports the New York Times).

Its not a very beautiful book: no illustrations, or color; it is not well printed, and it has plenty of errors and it is quite small. Its value lies in its scarcity (there are only 11 surviving copies from the edition of 1700—they were "used to death") and because of its place in history.

John James Audubon's "Birds of America" (119 complete copies known) which sold in 2010 for $11,500,000. had been the most expensive book. A beautiful book.

We regularly design and produce printed material for a rare book dealer, and recently delivered an “art bulletin" offeri...
11/22/2013

We regularly design and produce printed material for a rare book dealer, and recently delivered an “art bulletin" offering for sale books of American Natural History. The book offered on page 1 is two folio volumes containing 220 hand colored engraved plates; this is Mark Catesby's "The Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands...", London, 1771 ("a fine example of a later edition of the third issue": "the coloring is superb"); it is priced at $170,000.

Quite a bargain really: under $800 per hand colored plate. And no doubt an excellent investment.

I do wish someone in our family had acquired one earlier though.

Address

50 White St
New York, NY
10013

Telephone

(212) 991-8746

Products

Custom books
Personally pubished "Artist Books"
Wholesale high-end notecards

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