More than 80 Years of Innovation

The History of Sixth Scents


Metropolitan Printing Service founded by Phillip Pugach in New York City. The letterpress print shop was located at 655 Avenue of the Americas.

Phillip Pugach standing between two printing presses
Seymour Pugach


Seymour Pugach joins his father in the business. Together, they purchase their first offset press in 1959.


Metropolitan Printing Service relocates to a 10,000 square foot facility at 145 Hudson Street. With a client list that included Minolta Corporation, Sharp Electronics, Ricoh Corporation and Konica Cameras, the company would grow into one of the most highly respected commercial printers on the east coast.


Metropolitan Printing Service moves to 233 Spring Street. Seymour’s son, Warren Pugach joins the business.


Metropolitan Printing Service and Rappoport Printing merge, creating one of the top printing concerns in the United States. Clients included: Ansel Adams, Annie Leibovitz, Barneys NY, Peter Arnell, Donna Karen International, Liz Claiborne Inc. and Mastercard International.

Seymour Pugach and Warren Pugach
Warren Printing logo


Warren Printing is founded. The company will manage all commercial print management and production for Liz Claiborne Inc in addition to 55 holding companies.


Sixth Scents is founded. Providing clients with printed matter combined with fragrance sampling, the company would become a pioneer in combining scent marketing with different formats of printed media.


Sixth Scents expands its manufacturing partnerships with facilities in Minnesota and New York.