Step Out of The Grey And Dance into a World of Color.
Check out GF Smith’s industry-defining look at how their Colorplan Paper is made. Watch as juicy rushes of pigments saturate the fine, pillowy pulp. We’ll be keeping our eye on this churning crucible of pop culture & color until our retinas are suitably stained with Marrs Green. Queue up the stationery printing plates!
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For the best in clean, smooth color Business Cards, there lies a singular choice. Select Colorplan for printing that maintains a luxurious feel along with persistent, explosive color. Aside from stocking every hue along the color spectrum, GF Smith Papers are also available in a range of textures from vellum to classic felt. Your need for sensory satisfaction & cultural capital is covered with Colorplan Paper & Publicide Printing.
G.F. Smith Paper stands as the intercession between old world paper and new media innovation. Founded in Great Britain, 1885, this premiere paper company was originally comprised of traveling stationery merchants. When the eponymous founder aligned the right margins to convert his business into a specialized Paper Mill, a new era was forged for the world of print. Through their careful sourcing standards, the best papers in the industry were soon available across the continents for the first time.
Coming out of the devastation of WW2, GF SMith’s “onward spirit” entered even fresher territory when they resurrected their mill with coronation-themed colour stationery. Abundant success soon followed, carrying the company through the Midcentury.
Harnessing the advances and iconoclasm of the 60s, GF Smith pushed the advent of modern graphic design & continued to set the trends for color prints. In 1972, they strengthened their position as the standard of color. Colourplan Papers was officially founded, coining the color-chip system in the process—much familiar to anyone who has perused Martha Stewart paints, and those hawk-eyeing the next Pantone color of the year. We’ve hardly had enough.
photos by Chris Wegman