Art Licensing Directory Project

The Art Licensing Directory Project is a list of artist's submission guidelines for companies that purchase and license art for gifts and greeting cards.  -Kate

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Product Manufacturer's Art Submission Guidelines

Compiled and Updated by Kate Harper

*Please note: webpage addresses for guidelines can change frequently and it's hard to keep up with them.  If the guidelines link below is no longer valid for a company, please click on their main website link and locate their new guidelines page. Thanks! - See more at: http://kateharperblog.blogspot.com/2009/05/10-card-publishers-artist-and-writer.html#sthash.ZdIQcSSi.dpuf
*Please note:  If the guidelines link below has changed, please click on their main website link and locate their new guidelines page.  If you find an error, please email Greeting Card Designer Blog with the correction.

Thanks!
*Please note: webpage addresses for guidelines can change frequently and it's hard to keep up with them.  If the guidelines link below is no longer valid for a company, please click on their main website link and locate their new guidelines page. Thanks! - See more at: http://kateharperblog.blogspot.com/2009/05/10-card-publishers-artist-and-writer.html#sthash.ZdIQcSSi.dpuf





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Companies Who License for Gifts and Housewares:
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The Art Group

Ad-Lines

Brown Trout publishers

Barrington Studios

Bentley Publishing Group
http://www.bentleyglobalarts.com

Bottman Design 

Bonartique





Daisy Company

Decal Girl

Design Ideas

Editions Limited

Elsa L
http://www2.elsal.com
Look under Contact Tab/Art Submissions

Fiddlers Elbow

Gelaskins

Galaxy of Graphics

Garven
(See contact page for "freelance art" submissions.)

Graphique de France
(Scroll to bottom of page to "Art Submissions")

Gift Wrap Company

Gallison/Mudpuppy
http://www.galison.com


(Scroll down to "how are images selected")

email art samples to kevin@kkprod.co.nz for approval, and they present to buyers.

The Lang Company
http://www.lang.com
(Scroll down to "Art Submissions")

Leisure Arts


Masterpiece Puzzles
http://www.masterpiecesinc.com


Meadwestvaco
http://www.mead.com/mead/faq
(Scroll down to "General questions")



(Scroll down to "General FAQ.")


Peter Pauper Press
http://www.peterpauper.com


SunsOut, Inc.

Trends International

Toland Home Garden



York WallcoveringsWallpaper
http://www.yorkwall.com 
(Fill out form and select "art submission inquiry" and you will receive a pdf.)






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Companies Who License for Greeting Cards:
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Allport Editions Artist Guidelines
https://www.allport.com/
Guidelines:
https://www.allport.com/join

Avanti Press
http://www.avantipress.com/
Guidelines: Look under contact+submission guidelines.
http://www.avantipress.com/#/contact/

Amber Lotus
http://www.amberlotus.com/
Guidelines:
http://www.amberlotus.com/submission-guidelines.html

Artists To Watch 
http://www.artiststowatch.com/ 
Guidelines: 
https://www.artiststowatch.com/art.html

Abacus
http://www.abacuscards.co.uk/
Guidelines: 
http://www.abacuscards.co.uk/content.php?id_content=3

Bayview Press
http://www.bayviewpress.com/
Guidelines: 
http://www.bayviewpress.com/submitart.html

Brush Dance
www.brushdance.com
Guidelines: 
http://www.brushdance.com/artist-submissions/ 

Blue Mountain 
http://www.sps.com  
Writer Guidelines: 
http://www.sps.com/help/writers_guidelines.html

Comstock Cards
http://www.cmpmarket.com/
Artists and Writer Guidelines: 
http://www.cmpmarket.com/guidelines.php 

Crown Point Graphics
http://www.crownpointgraphics.com/
Guidelines: 
http://www.crownpointgraphics.com/artists.html

Calypso Cards
www.calypsocards.com
Guidelines: 
http://www.calypsocards.com/AboutUs/Submissions

Caspari
http://www.casparionline.com
Guidelines: 
http://www.casparionline.com/Artist-Submission-Guidelines.html

C.R. Gibson
www.crgibson.com/
Guidelines: 
https://www.crgibson.com/e2wCustomerTemplate.aspx?url=documents/html/FAQ_Artist.htm

Design Design
http://designdesign.us/
Guidelines: 
https://www.designdesign.us/webforms/index/index/id/2/

Designer Greetings
http://www.designergreetings.com/
Artists and Writer Guidelines: Look under "opportunities" tab

Dayspring Cards

http://www.dayspring.com 
Writer Guidelines:
http://about.dayspring.com/corporate/contact/editorial.asp

Ephemera
http://www.ephemera-inc.com/  
Writer Guidelines
http://www.ephemera-inc.com/category-s/123.htmhttp://www.ephemera-inc.com/category-s/123.htm

Fotofolio
http://www.fotofolio.com/
Guidelines: 
http://www.fotofolio.com/contact/contact.html

FStop
http://www.fstopimages.com/
Guidelines:  http://www.fstopimages.com/pages/license-images/

Felt 
https://feltapp.com/
Artist Submissions: designers@feltapp.com

Great Arrow Graphics
http://www.greatarrow.com 
Guidelines:  
https://www.greatarrow.com/designers/guidelines.html

Gina B

http://www.ginabdesigns.com
Guidelines:  
http://www.ginabdesigns.com/images/2016artistguidelines.pdf

http://www.ginabdesigns.com/Scripts/PublicSite/?template=Contact

Gallison/Mudpuppy

http://www.galison.com Guidelines:  
http://www.galison.com/About-GalisonMudpuppy-W7C0.aspx

Hotchpotch
http://www.hotchpotchpublishing.com 


It Takes Two

http://www.ittakestwo.com/
Guidelines: http://www.ittakestwo.com/contact.html

Just Wink 

https://www.justwink.com/app 
Guidelines:  http://corporate.americangreetings.com/contact.html

Koala Publising
http://www.koalapublishing.com.au 
Guidelines: http://www.koalapublishing.com.au/Content_Common/pg-artwork-contact.seo

Leanin' Tree

http://www.leanintree.com/
Guidelines:  
http://www.leanintree.com/artsubmission.html
  

Legacy Greetings

http://www.legacygreetings.com 

Guidelines:  
http://www.legacygreetings.com/static/legacy/designs.asp

Madison Park Greetings

http://madisonparkgroup.com/ 
Guidelines:  
http://madisonparkgroup.com/contact/submit-art/

Minted (Crowdsourced Contests)
http://www.minted.com/ 

Guidelines: 
http://www.minted.com/design-challenge 

Nobleworks
http://www.nobleworkscards.com/
Artist and Writers Guidelines
http://www.nobleworkscards.com/nobleworks-greeting-cards-submission-guidelines.html  

Oatmeal Studios 

http://www.oatmealstudios.com/
Artists:  http://www.oatmealstudios.com/html5/pages/art_guide.html
Writers: http://www.oatmealstudios.com/html5/pages/writers_guide.html

Palm Press Photography Submission Guidelines

http://www.palmpressinc.com
Guidelines:    
http://www.palmpressinc.com/ppsite/photosubmit.php

Pictura, Inc.

http://www.picturausa.com/

Guidelines: Send to Ramona.coughlin@picturausa.com

Paper Rose
http://www.paperrose.co.uk/

Artists and Writer Guidelines: 
https://www.paperrose.co.uk/Pages/Page/3

Papyrus (Same as Recycled Paper Greetings)
http://www.prgreetings.com/
Artists and Writer Guidelines: 
https://www.papyrusonline.com/customer-services/faq#qB  

Paper House
http://www.greatbritishcards.co.uk

Artists and Writer Guidelines: 
http://www.greatbritishcards.co.uk/artists-enquiries/


Pumpernickel Press 
http://www.pumpernickelpress.com 

Guidelines:  Pdf at:
http://www.pumpernickelpress.com/DSN/wwwpumpernickelpresscom/Content/Artist%20Guidelines.pdf
or see FAQ page: 
http://www.pumpernickelpress.com/47/faq.htm


Peaceble Kingdom Press
http://www.peaceablekingdom.com/
Guidelines:  http://www.peaceablekingdom.com/contact/artist-submission

P.S. Greetings/Fantus

http://www.psg-fpp.com

Artists and Writer Guidelines: 
http://www.psg-fpp.com/creative_guidelines.htm
  


Planet Zoo
http://planet-zoo.com/ 

Guidelines:  
http://planet-zoo.com/photo-submission/
 


Pomegranate
http://pomegranate.com

Artists and Writer Guidelines: 
http://pomegranate.com/arsub.html


RSVP Sellers
https://www.rsvp.com

Artists and Writer Guidelines: 
https://www.rsvp.com/faq/
  


Smart Alex 
http://www.smartalexinc.com/ 
Artists and Writer Guidelines: 
http://www.smartalexinc.com/pages/artist_submission/124.php 

teNeues 

http://www.teneues.com 
Artists and Writer Guidelines: 
http://www.teneues.com/shop-us/contact.html


Thankster
http://www.thankster.com/
Guidelineshttp://www.thankster.com/contents/view/submit_yours

Tree Free
http://www.tree-free.com

Up with Paper
http://www.upwithpaper.com/

Guidelines:  
http://www.upwithpaper.com/faq/jobs-and-careers/
 
 

UK Greetings 
http://www.ukgreetings.co.uk 

Artists and Writer Guidelines: 
https://www.ukgreetings.co.uk/creative-submissions/


Vialbella Greeting Cards
www.viabella.com
Artists and Writer Guidelines:
http://viabella.com/marianheath/links/Submission_Guidelines.pdf

Vigo Productions

http://www.vigocards.com/






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Greeting Card Business Books
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Get Your Greeting Cards Into Stores: How to Find and Work With Sales Reps (Updated 2017 paperback) If you like to make greeting cards, this book explains how to get your cards into stores and sell them nationwide.  Learn about changing trends in the indie card market and niche opportunities available for artists. Book includes detailed guidelines on pricing cards for a profit, getting professional feedback on your designs, finding sales representatives, pitching your card line to them, approaching stores, and the industry standards you should follow. Information is also applicable to gift items, such as magnets, journals and calendars.


Start and Run a Greeting Card Business From a British author, whose country has a long history of greeting card design, she takes you step-by-step through the process of starting and running your business with lots of useful practical advice to help you, including: - Deciding what type of cards to produce - Finding your market - Dealing with printers - Copyright and licensing - Pricing and profit. Kate's note: Some specs are different (card sizes) since it is UK standards.


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