An independent spirit
GFSmith is an independent British company that has been providing the creative world with inspiration for over a century. From the early endeavours of our founders, through determination in challenging times, to the vision of our present-day team, our history is characterised by the zealous spirit of our people. This is because, in essence, we are a family company; firstly, in the fact that generations of certain families have worked here, but also because we have remained a self-owned business with integrity and a close-knit community.
Paper first and foremost
The thing that unites us is an ingrained sense of pride in our products; a love of paper will always be at the heart of our business. We are proud to be one of the world's leading suppliers of specialist papers, and our distinctive ranges of coloured and textured stocks are widely regarded as the definitive collection of premium materials for design and print. Our concentration on uncoated papers and unusual substrates has secured our link with the creative community, and our unwavering focus on quality has built our reputation for distinction within those industries, and beyond.
Excellence and innovation
In the main, we believe this distinction has come from our ties with renowned mills and like-minded companies, and the dedication of our own product development team. The sourcing and developing of the finest paper products from around the world allows us to offer an unparalleled collection of exclusive ranges, and to remain at the forefront of the paper innovation. But imagination is a quality we carry through into all aspects of our own business. In particular, we are known for a compelling use of design in marketing, leading us to collaborate with some of the world's leading creatives over the years.
We have always understood the importance of presenting our range of products in a way that is logical, helpful and inspiring. It is this instinct that has helped us built a close relationship with the creative community, which we further develop through the instigation and support of creative events. Above all, it is our desire to offer a service beyond simple duty that puts us at the forefront of the minds of our customers.