Join us for a day of honoring our beloved… papers! We’ll welcome the spirits of long lost sample books with an ofrenda (altar) that pays tribute to the difficult task of selecting stock. We’ll eat, drink and make memories to celebrate the wonderful cover, text, book, linen, vellum, felt and even smooth papers of our time. To set the spirited mood, the room will be decorated with calaveras de azúcar (sugar skulls), and of course papel picado (meticulously made paper art).

All that’s left to prepare for your Día de los Papers celebration is to register now for PIASC’s 21stAnnual Paper & Substrate Show. From the latest substrates to the coolest samples, this is your chance to experience and share your life-affirming joy of paper.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 | 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM | Andrei’s Conscious Cuisine Event Center, Irvine, CA



The Paper & Substrate Show was first introduced by the Advertising Production Association of Orange County (APAOC) in 1998. Marika Bristol, who was president of the association, noticed the void of a paper show in Orange County and started the venture. She grew the event during her term until 2000. Since the start of the Paper Show, 10 past presidents continued the success of the show.

After APAOC closed its group in 2015, the Printing Industries Association, Inc. of Southern California (PIASC) continued the popular annual tradition by hosting the Paper & Substrate Show. The show is exhibited by over 15 vendors and attended by print production professionals, traffic managers, printers, designers and students. Attending the show gives everyone the opportunity to grab a hold of the latest swatch books, meet the paper representatives, and view the newest trends in paper and substrates.





Pre-Register by 8/30: Members $30, Non-Members $40, Students/Designers $20

Register after 8/30: Members $40, Non-Members $50, Students/Designers: $30

Walk-ins welcome!



Andrei’s Conscious Cuisine Event Center
2607 Main Street
Irvine, CA 92614
(949) 387-8887





Wondering what it’s like to attend a Paper Show? Explore the highlights of 2018’s Paper & Substrate Show In Love With Paper below:

20th Annual Paper Show