GLENVIEW, Ill., April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- At the National Stationery Show taking place in New York, May 15-18, 2011, David and Sonia Kim will unveil the latest versions of their photogator™ (http://www.ereleases.com/pic/photogator.jpg), a new type of stand that provides an easy-to-use alternative to pushpins, magnets, tape, clips and frames.
"We created the photogator because we had a need for it ourselves," explained Sonia Kim, president and co-founder of photogator Inc. (http://www.photogatorstand.com). "We receive more than 50 holiday photo cards every year, but we couldn't find a good way to display them. We didn't want anything expensive or an overly elaborate product that would clash or detract from our cards and furnishings, but those were the only options that we could find in stores."
So the couple created the photogator (patent pending), an oval plastic stand with three slots for holding different types of paper in an upright display. The single straight slot holds thicker cards while the two curved slots provide vertical stability for thinner papers. "Other photo and card holders on the market are heavier, expensive and generally hold paper with a clip-like device so that gravity eventually causes the photo or card to bend," said David Kim, co-founder of photogator Inc. "Our curved slots solve that problem."
Sonia Kim noted that buyers are struck by the unobtrusive way in which the stand displays items. "Most people just notice the card or photo that the photogator is holding," she said. "I guess it was designed right!"
The photogator also works with items such as the following:
- Holiday photo cards
- Birth announcements
- Wedding and birthday invitations
- Save the date cards
- Recipe cards
- Children's artwork
- Class and event photos
- Retail signage
The photogator can display a single item or hold multiple cards simultaneously. The stands can be stacked for easy storage, and their compact size allows for the display of photos or cards in narrow spaces such as mantles or bookshelves. The stands' lack of sharp points or glass makes them safe for children's rooms.
photogators are sold in three or ten packs at $6 and $15, respectively. Pricing for individual items is also available. Originally, the stands were all black, but five new colors will be introduced at the 2011 National Stationery Show:
- Tusk (white)
- Poppy (red)
- Bubble gum (pink)
- Caribbean (blue)
- Caterpillar (green)
Custom colors are available for large orders. Additionally, company logos or other forms of personalization can also be printed onto the photogators to make them into promotional items or party favors.
"We believe in preserving the environment, so photogators are made with 100 percent recycled plastic," said David Kim. "We are also proud that it's made in the U.S.A."
Visitors to the photogator booth, #1937, will receive discounted wholesale pricing on orders placed at the show.
SOURCE photogator Inc.