A message from our MD Paul Woodmansterne For over thirty years, I have been a strong advocate for keeping a greeting card pristine in a glass-clear, polypropylene bag. The bag serves many purposes: it stops the envelope drifting from the card, it keeps mucky fingers from besmirching the product, it helps to keep shop displays […]
We’re gearing up for a busy few weeks here at Woodmansterne as we put the final finishing touches to our stand for Scotland’s Trade Fair 2019. We’ll be exhibiting at the SECC Glasgow from 20th to 22nd January, find us on Stand G42, we’d love to see you. Then it’s onwards and upwards as we […]
We are devastated to learn there is a design fault on two of our advent calendar designs. If you are affected, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your address and a photo of your advent calendar and we’ll do all we can to put it right as quickly as possible. Updates to follow.
On Friday 7th September we battled it out with fellow printer Windles in our second annual Wayzgoose event! Earlier this month we celebrated our birthday in style by hosting a ‘Wayzgoose’ event, an old printing tradition dating back to the 16th century, which celebrated the transition from printing by daylight to printing by candlelight. Hosted […]
For (often less) than the price of a designer coffee, you can make a real difference to someone’s day by conveying a truly personal message.
Following our fabulous two successive wins in the Social Stationery Printer of the Year category at the prestigious Print Week Awards in 2015 and 2016, we are hoping it will be third time lucky in 2017!
A message from our Managing Director to all those who have recently contacted us or raised concerns online with regard to our Genius card 364785
What a fabulous idea to resurrect the tradition of Wayzgoose (see our previous news item here)
and the Woodmansterne and Windles Group teams both rose to the challenge!
We’re bringing back a long-lost print tradition – WAYZGOOSE. Celebrating print. There will be a competition between us and Windles print later today… wish us luck!
We’ve been busy designing, planning and printing a lot of fresh new product this month!
Can you spot what’s wrong with this image? Does the shift in popularity from art to humour cards signify a significant shift in our perspective?
We’ve got a terrific TEN (count ’em!) NEW ranges launching at this year’s Spring Fair!
It was a busy time for the Production Team in the lead up to the Christmas break. Not only were they busy making the preparations for Santa’s visit but they also took delivery of a NEW Heidelberg printing press.
We’re gearing up for a busy few weeks here as we put the final finishing touches to our stands for Scotland’s Trade Fair and Spring Fair 2017
We have TWO exciting opportunites to join Woodmansterne’s licensing team, supporting our multi-award winning greeting card design studio.
Ever wondered what our award-winning Production team get up to when then have a few moments to spare?
For the second consecutive year, the Woodmansterne Production team have won the prestigious Print Week Award for Social Stationery Printer of the Year – well done guys!
From designing cards to receiving them, there’s a whole lot of love involved in the greeting cards business. Let our MD explain….
For the second year running, we are delighted to receive confirmation that Woodmansterne has made the shortlist for the ‘Social Stationery Printer of the Year’ category in the PrintWeek Awards 2016
Just back from our holidays and we are thrilled to see that we have been nominated for yet more industry awards!!
It’s been scientifically proven that receiving a handwritten card makes people feel much more special than receiving texts, emails or Facebook messages. And it feels really good to send them too!
Johanna Willy Woodmansterne (née Leurink)
21 Jan 1926 – 1 Aug 2016
The sealed envelope is something we all take for granted, but can you imagine giving or receiving a greeting card without it being encased in an envelope?
We’ll be giving our retailers something to laugh about on Stand 317 at this year’s PGLive.
Another video from the production floor as Seth introduces us to Dave and his guillotine …
We wouldn’t be able to produce the quality greeting cards we are known for today if it wasn’t for someone very close to our hearts. Paul Woodmansterne explains…
We’re told never to judge a book by its cover. Surely then, we mustn’t judge a card sender by the greeting cards we receive. Or, should we?
Let Paul, Woodmansterne MD, introduce our NEW “Look” Photographic range – and explain why he is so excited by it…
Following the success of our first visit to the Scotland’s Trade Fair in 2015, we are delighted to confirm that we will be exhibiting again this year.
Taking those few precious moments to select and send a card is an act of love. Paul Woodmansterne on why we should all send early, and send often!
New Bishop of Liverpool, the Rt Rev Paul Bayes, pledges to hand-write 60 Christmas cards a day and hand deliver as many as possible amid fears internet greetings are depersonalising Christmas – and Paul agrees with him!
A choice of 4 beautifully designed and finished themed Christmas table collections of placemats, namecards, coasters and wine glass decorations will help you to go that extra mile when it really counts.
The finalists for the premiere awards for the Greeting Card industry – the Henries – have now been announced and we are delighted to report that Woodmansterne is on top of the leader board yet again!
Best Wishes in Leominster, the lucky winners of our prize draw for stockists are presented with their £500 Emerald Collection Five-Star voucher…
Now you can donate to the Woodmansterne Art Conservation Fund and play your part in conserving original works of art around the UK when you buy our greetings cards online.
19 was most definitely a very lucky number for a number of key greeting card retailers at Wednesdays Retas Awards Presentation at the Dorchester Hotel, London as Woodmansterne’s table 19 played host to THREE award winners.
Heads up! It appears that you love our latest idea for a novel way to send your Birthday wishes. Our new “Birthday Crowns” are quite literally flying off the retailers shelves!
Not just top quality cards – find out, in real terms, what your generosity meant to our supported charities last Christmas.
We were delighted to work with Jarrolds department store in Norwich recently as part of the store’s £2million makeover. Find out how we got involved…
A painting, belonging to The National Portrait Gallery, was one of the major works chosen by our panel of judges at the last round of the Woodmansterne Art Conservation Awards. A donation of £10,000 was pledged which has enabled the process of painstaking conservation, removing centuries of over paint, to reveal the coded message incorporated into the work by the unknown English artist.
As soon as our cards are printed at our Watford press, we move them down the road to our distribution centre ready to be selected, packed and despatched to our stockists. We moved our card distribution from The Forest of Dean a few years ago to Milton Keynes after we managed to buy our own warehouse premises there in November last year and have been distributing our cards from here since April.
We were thrilled to receive a lovely email out of the blue today from Woodmansterne’s chief photographer to let us know that today is the 50th anniversary of his joining the company in 1963, back when it was the original colourslide business. Perhaps he is reminding us to send him a card!