Meet our lovely customers

There is nothing more important when running a business than to have a good relationship with your customers. We are really pleased to be supplying so many independent shops as it generally makes for a more personal contact. It may be the industry we are in, but we really do have the nicest customers and it is such a pleasure working with them all. We would like to introduce you to some of them in this blog post and share the lovely things they have said about Dry Red Press. Michael and Sarah Fram, The Leaping Hare Gallery and Framers The...

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   Tags 2018 Artists Greeting Cards Hilke MacIntyre June Berry Linda Alexander Lisa Graa Jensen Louise Rawlings NEW New Artists New Collection Sunita Khedekar

New Artist Ranges 2018

It is always really exciting to launch a new card collection. After last year’s successful catalogue with popular new ranges such as Anna Perlin, Daniel Cole, Kate Green, Little Ram Studio and the NEAC art society range, we knew it would be a difficult act to follow. We are pleased to say that the new introductions for 2018 have been fantastically well received, and alongside our many established ranges we feel this year’s collection may be our strongest yet. We hope you will enjoy reading about our talented new 2018 artists.   Louise Rawlings Louise Rawlings graduated in the early nineties with...

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Artspace Brighton

Earlier this year we came across Artspace Brighton, a small, Brighton based charity founded in 2013 by Abi Jones and Kit Man. When we learned about their work, assisting recovery by providing an art studio for adults with experience of mental health issues, we wanted to do something to support them. With the ongoing cuts in mental health care - as well as in arts funding - Artspace is providing a much needed service to its members.    Abi Jones and Kit Man, founders of Artspace Studio We booked in a meeting to learn more about the charity and to find out what kind of...

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New Cards June 2017

We are very pleased to announce that on 1st June we are introducing a new art society range and three new artist ranges to our current greeting card collection. Together with the new images by existing artists we are launching 58 new designs for you to enjoy. You can view all the new cards here. NEW ENGLISH ART CLUB (NEAC) We have been presenting the Dry Red Press Award at the New English Art Club’s annual exhibition since 2014. We are now very pleased to publish this beautiful new range of 11 fine art greeting cards, using images donated by the...

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Planning our 2017 Collection

Planning next year’s card collection and catalogue is one of our most important tasks as art greeting card publishers. This year it was a bigger undertaking than ever as we wanted to introduce quite a large number of new images. In fact, we will be launching over 100 new designs at Top Drawer in January 2017! 'Couple' by Debra Sweeney We got organised early in the year, deciding on deadlines for each stage long before we got started. We use the brilliant project management app Asana, which is completely free and enables us to keep on top of all our projects, tasks...

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The Art Society Collection

Did you know that we support 4 major British art societies through the sale of our cards? The artists and their work have always been at the heart of Dry Red Press. As publishers of art greeting cards we are proud to be working with such well established artists as well as being committed to introducing young and emerging artists’ work to our growing collection. Members of each society send us a selection of their images and we have the wonderful job of looking through all the impressive works of art and selecting those that we feel will make popular...

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Dry Red Press Award - RE Original Prints 2016 Exhibition

We are excited to introduce this stunning new image to our collection. 'The Ins and Outs', an etching by Corinna Button, won the Dry Red Press award at a recent exhibition at the Bankside Gallery in London. Exhibiting were members of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers (RE) with whom we are already associated - see our existing range of cards by members of the society here. We are delighted with the card which will go into our Prize Winners range. All royalties from the sale of this card will go to the artist. To view or purchase this new card click...

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Sending a card

There is nothing quite like receiving a hand written card in the post. The excitement when you open the envelope, the artwork or design on the front and then the words inside, written especially for you. It is such a simple thing to do, a greeting card costs little and doesn’t take that long to write - unless you want it to. Yet it can make such a difference to the person receiving it. According to the Greeting Card Association, 878.8 million single cards were sold in the UK in 2014. Will we reach a billion this year? If my...

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Prize giving at the New English Art Club Exhibition at the Mall Galleries

We were delighted to attend the Critics' Lunch at the Mall Galleries where we offered the Dry Red Press award to one of the many talented NEAC artists exhibiting there. We chose this beautiful oil painting titled 'Summer Flowers' by Diana Calvert NEAC. We will publish this image as a greeting card which will become part of our Prize Winners' range. Artist Statement  Diana Calvert is a painter of landscapes, still life and flowers. She often has more than one painting on the go at any one time, building each up from washes. Composition is extremely important to her, finding...

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We welcome Tom Homewood to the family

Last year we were contacted by Tom Homewood, an established artist, living and working locally to us in Sussex. Tom had been looking for a greeting card publisher to represent his work and mentioned this to the printer he uses. It so happens that we share the same printer! So the lovely people at One Digital, also local to us, recommended Dry Red Press as a publisher for Tom. After looking through his diverse collection of paintings we felt sure we could produce a very popular range of greeting cards. When choosing a new artist we try to make sure...

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The Trevillion Collection - Our Unique Range of Football Art Cards by the Legendary Sports Artist Paul Trevillion

When we were first approached by Paul's agent about publishing a range of football art cards we thought 'What? Football cards! How could they work for us and how would we ever sell them!' We have since learnt about Paul Trevillion's 60 year long career as a sports artist and we soon decided this was well worth a go. Not only is Paul an extremely talented artist, he is rather famous within the world of sport and he has an interesting and impressive history.  In the 1960's Paul became well known for his comic art realism in Roy of the Rovers and...

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Planning and building a buy online website

When we decided to go for it with a buy online website for our art greeting cards, we were fortunate enough to already have a brilliant web designer. David Hampton already knew our brand and had designed our previous websites so we didn’t have to start from the beginning. We thought about what we wanted from the new website and came up with a few basics.     A clean, fresh, minimalist look to go with our brand    Be able to manage it ourselves with our painfully limited tech knowledge    Secure payment gateway    Easy to navigate for...

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Great news! You can now buy online with Dry Red Press

We have just launched the new website with our 2016 greeting card range available to buy online...

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We will be exhibiting at Progressive Greetings Live 2016

The Business Design Centre
Stand number 340



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