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GPA | A Brief History A Brief History

GPA began more than half a century ago as a small printing paper business with a reputation built on service and customer care. Over the years and with increased customer demand for adhesive backed papers, the company became more of a niche business known as Gummed Papers of America.


As the company continued to focus on label papers and as technology advanced in the development of adhesives, the name Gummed Papers of America no longer represented its true business. It was at this time that the company changed its name to GPA, America's Label Expert®. Now the company's focus was entirely on pressure sensitive papers and label product solutions, earning the reputation as the industry experts.


As new products and printing technologies evolve, the company now known as GPA, continues to look for new ways to spread its wings. Today, GPA is the nation's leading independent specialty substrate distributor, offering a wide variety of printable films, specialty printable substrates for digital imaging, as well as high quality sheet-fed pressure sensitive papers.


Throughout the years as GPA continued to grow, it saw a need for value-added products that would help Printers grow their business. It is this drive and passion to partner with our customers that defines GPA as a company and compels GPA to deliver a superior product.


The company's philosophy has remained unchanged for more than 65 years: offer the customer the best possible quality, selection and service at the best price.