May 2012 edition
The impact of the stamp price increase on our industry
Towns braced for high street rejuvenation, the latest social media craze Pinterest, and the business rates burden and a new trade website.
15 People News
Dragon’s Den Theo Paphitis backs young designer, and Abacus gets a new sales manager.
16 Exhibition News
Demolition is planned for Earls Court while the Spring Fair organisers EMAP Connect becomes the i2i Events Group.
18 Licensing News
Sindy’s back as a new cover girl for greeting cards, the V&A gallery inspires a new range of gift wrap and Hallmark signs a new humour range.
22 Supplier News
Fedrigoni launches Christmas card competition with Soho paper.
39 Nigel Crick
On the importance of marketing.
52 John Ryan
Don’t turn a blind eye to your own shops ‘shabby chic’ at the expense of your customers.
A selection of this month’s latest product releases.
24 Company Profile
Specialist calendar printers Eight Days a Week talk about their business in the UK.
26 Best of British:
Who’s joining in the summer celebrations and how.
40 Company Profile
Pyramid International spill the beans on the big licensed releases for 2012.
42 PG Live:
An in-depth look at this exclusive greetings cards show.
54 Art Cards:
From the old masters to modern art and photography, the cards at the cutting edge of fine art.