Autumn Fair

5-8 September 2021 | NEC BIRMINGHAM

The Art File

  • Designer
  • Distributor
  • Exporter
  • Gifting
  • Licensed products
  • Stationery
  • Christmas Gifting
  • Greetings & Stationery
  • Giftwrap
  • Christmas & Seasonal decorations
  • Greetings cards
  • Yes
  • Greetings & Stationery

The Art File is a multi-award winning publishing company based in Nottingham, and specialises in designing, producing and supplying of the highest quality, unique and commercially proven greetings cards, stationery, gift packaging, and a comprehensive award winning Christmas collection to discerning retailers worldwide. We use only the finest boards from some of the world's most well regarded paper mills, all proudly carrying the FSC sustainable woodland certification. The Art File have also introduced 100% recyclable packaging across many of our popular Christmas Luxury Boxed, Trio Box and FORM 3D Pop Up card formats, as well as offering Everyday greetings card stock completely plastic free. We have over 175 brand new designs across our festive formats for you this year, as well carrying over the best of the best sellers from 2019’s successful campaign.

We’ve also introduced a number of new Everyday range extensions to offer you for the Autumn/Winter Season, such as a range extension from our Nature Trail range, designed by the highly skilled printmaker and textile designer Kate Heiss. This collection is inspired by the beautiful natural landscapes of East Anglia and combine Kate’s love of florals, bold colours and geometric patterns. The heavy debossing and bright colours accentuate the designs beautifully, which have been created by linocut printing, resulting in an impressive finish. The new designs bring fresh scenes and colours to an already truly unique collection. These brand-new designs have a universal appeal that we’re sure will look fantastic in garden centres and farm shops alike.

Another popular range we have extended is our Snap To Grid collection; this bright, fresh humour from award-winning designer Heather Flynn is topical, colourful, contemporary, and witty. There’s no rude ‘n crude here – just cheeky little cards to make your gang smile. With designs such as ‘Let’s be honest, limited daily exercise was a restriction neither of us wanted lifted’, along with some more widely applicable funny phrases too- they’re ideal for anyone! These cards are embossed and come with individually designed envelopes that make them look even more impressive.

Finally, we are expanding our ever popular gift-wrapping range to include some exciting new additions. Firstly, we’ll be launching a luxurious leopard themed gift wrap and gift bag selection following on from the popularity of our Safari gift wrap collection. As well as this, our designers have created the more well-known option of leopard-print gift wrap, which compliments the rest of the collection perfectly. And last but certainly not least, our designers have created a beautiful marble design with rich, luxurious colours, titled Elderberry & Marble. All these brand-new additions are creative, colourful, and designed to turn heads!

We very much look forward to working with you across both Everyday & Christmas formats this year and into the future.
We would also like to take this opportunity to thank our customers for their love and support over the last few months - we are most certainly in this together.

As always, if you have any questions about our new products, or anything else, please send an email to and we’ll be happy to help. To keep up to date via our social media platforms just search ‘The Art File’!


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  • Sustainability Role in overall company's strategic plans
    Sustainability is one of our key pillars at The Art File. We are constantly reviewing our product- its raw materials, and how we can be more sustainable in our offices on a daily basis. Most recently- a large proportion of our Christmas Boxed card formats for this years festive campaign have been redesigned and repackaged in to better, stronger, and most importantly 100% recyclable packaging! Meaning that the card, and indeed the packaging are now 100% recyclable
    Sustainability initiatives
    We were one of the first Greeting card publishers to offer our card stock completely plastic free! As well as being one of the first independent publishers to launch plastic free Christmas Product, at Spring Fair earlier this year.
    Pledges for the year
    To continue to roll out sustainability checks across our entire product portfolio in a manner where it does not affect our day to day, high level service levels.
    Sustainable Products
    The Art File Luxury Boxed Christmas Cards
    One of our most popular and successful Festive Boxed products, this year's Art File Luxury Boxed card collection has a new look to it. Now in 100% recyclable packaging, this stunning format still commands its luxury price point- as well as being environmentally friendly. Each pack contains 8 large, embossed cards and envelopes, and retails for £10.
    Christmas Trio Boxed Cards
    One of best selling Christmas Formats to date, our trio boxes have a new, plastic free look! Each box contains 12 cards, 4 each of 3 designs.
    Christmas FORM 3D Pop-up Card Boxes
    Perhaps the largest change in our quest for plastic free festive packaging. Previously, these bulky accetate boxes of 5 hand folded 3D pop up cards took up space in store, and contained lots of plastic. Now- we have a completely plastic free, smaller and more agile box - that can now be recycled 100% . The customer will also be supplied with a free corresponding sample card , in a box- designed to sit on top of the stock. Thus saving space, helping the environment- and still being plastic free!
    Social equity at your company
    This has been a necessary action for us as a business and employer since we began our business 24 years ago.... As a family business- we treat our staff like they are family.
    Certified sustainable products by third party

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    Our packaging is plastic free
    Our packaging is made with recycled content
    Our cards are offered completely plastic free, as well as a large selection of our Christmas Boxed and packaged product as of this year.
    We have products made from recycled materials
    Our products are plastic free
    We have created products that provide an alternative to single use plastic
    Ethical Considerations
    Fair wages are paid to the people who make our products
    Our products are made by people employed in good working conditions
    We have mapped our entire supply chain
    We challenge our suppliers to report any ethical issues they identify
    We have an ethical policy
    Within the workplace where our products are made there is commitment to Non-Discrimination Gender Equality and Freedom of Association
    Enviromental Impact
    We consider the environmental impact when creating our products
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