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G. F Smith

G F Smith Business Partner

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Obsessed with the beauty and possibility of paper, G . F Smith is the UK’s largest specialist paper company, and the dedicated supplier of creative papers to the creative industries. The company was founded in London in 1885 by globe-trotting stationery salesman George Frederick Smith. Over the following century, George’s paper merchants built a reputation for quality and service, and became renowned as passionate pioneers of the paper industry.

As the brand behind Colorplan, the world-leading family of coloured papers,
G . F Smith has spent decades thinking about colour. Over the last 80 years, the company has continually refined and evolved the range, which now spans 55 colours, 25 embossings and 10 weights – all made sustainably in Britain and available worldwide.

G . F Smith has a long-standing reputation as a preferred partner of the creative industries, working closely with an ever-widening network of artists, designers and makers around the world, as well as developing collaborations with established creatives. The company also actively engages with art and design schools and courses around the UK to support emerging creative talent.

G . F Smith became a certified B Corp in June 2023.