Geographics was founded in Vancouver, Canada in 1974. The business moved to Blaine, Washinghton and in 2002, Geographics was acquired by Mafcote Inc, a family business with a tradition of over 100 years, the oldest manufacturer of Royal Lace® paper doilies, and one of the largest paper coating companies in the US.
The Geographics® Brand Image was introduced in 1992. GeoPaper® by Geographics was to become the leader in high-quality desktop publishing paper sold throughout the United States, Europe and Australia.
GeoPaper® was sold in fine displays through retail stores. These designer paper products and fine papers became soon, widely available and desirable.
GeoPaper® was a new concept meant for the small businesses who could not afford or care to have a business identity or professionally designed logos.
It also became interesting for schools and home users who needed a paper to enhance their message, something they could personalize and print fast.
"Grab attention", "Make a bold statement" and “Do it Yourself” were the three large benefits that a customer could get with GeoPaper® . All of these, at an affordable price. Just what he needed.
The idea was to offer pre-printed business sets or ensambles where coordinating designs in letterheads, envelopes, tri-fold brochures, business cards, tent cards, post cards, note cards and mailing labels, would satisfy every business need for paper and collateral materials.
The designer stationery for personal use had a large variety of uses from cards and invitations, menus, press releases, resumes, fliers, reports, certificates, diplomas, awards, posters, newsletters, announcements, poems, notices, programs and signs, to notes, memos, correspondence, quotations and more.
Also, Geographics offered and still offers a line of Executive Class of unprinted Premium Paper or Fine Paper like Granite, Marble, Parchment, Speckled, Sonora and more.
A Short Geographics History:
" All you need is a little imagination. Geographics® supplies the rest. "
" Geopaper™, More Than Words Can Say…”
" Geographics®, Where Creativity Begins…
You may remember these Geographics® slogans that have been used along the way..…
Geographics is the initiator and innovator of the Printable Image Paper or Printable Desktop Stationery, nowadays called Design Paper or Designer Stationery and expanded its product line into complementary products like: Foil Stamp Imaging, (still available today), Note Pads, Reminder Pads, Designer Poster Board , Stick On Letters , Rub On Letters and Stencils, General Signs for retail stores, business and indoor and outdoor personal use, Ready Made Signs & Universal Signage Symbols.
Later on, Geographics acquired the Domtar and the Z-Graphics designer stationery lines, thus expanding and enhancing its market leadership position in the image paper business. With these acquisitions, the Printable Certificates category became the strongest with its great designs and fine parchment paper base, a unique category in its diversity and sophistication of designs.
TODAY, Geographics® is a well known brand name, brand recognized for its affordable, quality home school and office paper products and its value-added designer stationery paper.
Geographics is also the only globally recognized designer stationery brand with international presence in Europe, Australia, Mexico and China.
We pride ourselves in having the best quality and the most sophisticated certificate designs in the market as well as a combination of classic but always “en vogue” designs like Clouds, Sicily, Venice, Rose, etc. and new and trendy designs that keep up with fashion and trends. The GEOPAPER™ and GEOGREEN™ sub-brands stand for quality business and social stationery in various styles featuring fashion, theme and event oriented designs for business correspondence and events like Wedding, Baby shower, Birthday party, Christmas, Halloween, 4th of July, Valentine’s Day as well as school and educational design papers for teachers, parents and students.
The new GEOGREEN™ modern and trendy designer stationery line for business and social purposes is made of paper with a high recycled content which goes up to100 % post-consumer and non tree paper.
The GEOGREEN™ line features a successful combination of letterhead and envelopes in marble, linen textured, pearlized, handmade and translucent vellum, foil stamped letterheads and invitations and 2cool-colors note cards and envelopes.
We have always been successful in the market, despite our competition which tended to copy and imitate our products.
We have always been successful because are offering: