History

A Proven History of Performance

Securing Documents and Products for Over 90 Years

For nearly a century, Ashton Potter has been a trusted voice in high security printing, partnering with the world’s largest brand-conscious and highly-regulated organizations to assure product integrity at scale.

Today, we continue to break new ground in the security printing world, while harnessing innovative technology to unleash the high velocity insights our customers need to protect their customers and citizens.

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From Humble Origins

In 1925, the Ashton and Potter families came together to establish a commercial printing company in Canada. Named after our founding families, Ashton Potter flourished, and by the 1960’s, grew into one of the largest commercial printers in Canada.

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Dominating the High Security Stamp Industry

In 1970, Ashton Potter forayed into the stamp industry, completing our first project for Canada Post. When we opened our U.S. base of operartions twenty years later, we brought with us our skills in stamp production, securing our first contract with the USPS. We added tax stamps to our product line, and a few years later, began producing stamps for postal authorities around the globe. Today, we are one of the largest stamp producers in the world.

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Securing the World’s Products

By the 2000’s, Ashton Potter had expanded our repertoire to new products and industries. We applied our history of printing highly secure, highly authenticated documents and goods for the world’s governments to the commercial space, beginning to produce secure labels for the purpose of brand protection and consumer safety.

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Marrying High Security Print with Advanced Technology

Today, we’re combining our comprehensive print solutions with ProLinc, our advanced SaaS-based product security solution that empowers individual product- and subcomponent-level authentication. We introduced ProLinc to some of the world’s top brands, where it is used to serialize, track, and authenticate products across the supply chain. Now, in the wake of our 2015 expansion of the Ashton Potter campus, we are better able to serve our global customers, securing products for the world’s brands, governments, and citizens.

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