We are Ling Design, a publisher of greetings cards based in Bath and Paddock Wood, Kent.

We are one of the UK’s longest-established publishers, with a heritage that stretches back to the 1950s. Today we supply hundreds of retailers with outlets all over the UK and in 27 countries worldwide. We are also a leading supplier of greetings cards and social stationery for the charity sector, helping to fundraise over two million pounds for a host of worthy causes over the years. 

We combine exceptional design with high quality finishes to complete outstanding final products, curated into ranges which are carefully planned to maximise commercial potential for our customers. 

Ling Design is the home of Talking Pictures, Saffron Cards, The Curious Inksmith and sister brand Penny Kennedy gift packaging. 

Ling Design was acquired by Swan Mill Paper Company in 2015. For information about Swan Mill Paper Company visit www.swantex.com

Ling Design and the Environment

At Ling Design, we are committed to doing what we can to improve our environmental impact.

At every stage of product development – at the design, procurement and manufacturing levels – we review what we are creating to make it as sustainable as possible, and we task our suppliers on minimising their impact too.

We are certified by the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) and have been for a number of years. The FSC helps take care of forests and the people or wildlife that live in them. Carrying the FSC certification stamp ensures that our board comes from well-managed forests and/or verified, recycled sources.

We believe that the environment is everyone’s responsibility and as a company, we are aware that there is far more we could be doing. Moving forwards, as our business grows, we will seek to achieve steady improvement, meeting higher environmental standards, whilst minimising any negative impact on the local and global environment.