About Canson

Canson was founded in 1557. It is a French paper manufacturing company. At first it was a cereal mill company. Around the 16th century, it started producing paper. The company acquired the name Carson from its 1807 owner. Over the centuries, the company developed new ways of making paper. Their most noted enterprise was making drawing paper for Jean Auguste Dominque Ingres. These days the company has a presence in the Americas and Australia. They were bought in 2006 by Hamelin, but they chose to keep the name. For our purposes, they are a company that manufactures paper. Enough said.