G.F. Smith & Son. London Ltd


Privately owned and 110 years old, GFSmith are the UK's leading specialist paper merchant. With a proud reputation for creativity and innovation, GFSmith are unique in the paper merchanting industry.


Established in Hull in the late 1800's GFSmith quickly became established as an important supplier to the UK and the European mainland of coloured and textured papers. Despite some turbulent times during both World Wars, GFSmith has gone from strength to strength and is now the UK's leading supplier of exclusive and creative papers to the design and print communities in the UK and overseas. Still operating from Hull, GFSmith also has a distribution centre and sales office in central London. Privately owned and totally independent, GFSmith's reputation for creativity and innovation has never been higher. Unique in the paper merchanting industry GFSmith have an extensive paper conversion facility where embossing facilities, sheet to sheet lamination and bespoke envelope production have recently been supplemented by packaging design capabilities. In addition to paper merchanting, GFSmith are also the UK's largest producer of wedding albums and photomounts.

Client List

Graphic Designers, Printers, Merchants, Greeting Cards Producers, Luxury Packaging.

Environmental Credentials

It goes without saying that GFSmith have been FSC and PEFC acredited for some time. All materials are sourced where possible from fully sustainable sources. The majority of papers are produced in small low impact and well managed mills. The specialist nature of GFSmith products means their usage tends to be for small run very targeted and valued productions. As most papers are sold by the sheet resulting in customers only needing to buy their exact requirements, GFSmith's contribution to wastage is minimal. Working towards lowering the environmental impact has been a priority for some time. Recent investment has resulted in many areas in GFSmith's facility in Hull benefiting from state of the art low emission occupancy and lux monitored lighting in many areas including the majority of warehouse areas.

Contact Details

GFSmith Lockwood Street Hull HU2 0HL Telephone 01482 323503 Email info@gfsmith.com GFSmith Unit C4 Six Bridges Trading Estate Marlborough Grove London SE1 5JT Telephone 020 7394 4660 Email london@gfsmith.com