In 1998, Sydney Australia, Toby started a small greeting card distribution business from home. Over the years it grew to become the largest greeting card distribution company in Australia. In 2008 with a desire for the more arty side of greeting cards, Toby along with his partner Montessa started a publishing company called Blue Island Press. With Toby's experience in distribution and Montessa an artist in her own right, an eclectic exciting new range was born. Three years down the line Alistair a lover of art and who has a background in precision manufacturing joined the team. Blue Island Press was then set up with its own printing and distribution facility in Somerset, United Kingdom. Being based on both sides of the world enables us to source the best artwork and continue to do what we love best and that's being part of the wonderful process of making greeting cards.