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    = Understood to be a current stamp printer.

 First postage stamp issued: 1859.

J. L. Arango, Medellin.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1902 for Colombia.


D. Ayala & I. Medrano, Bogota.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1860 for Colombia.


Editorial Retina, [Where?].
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1960 for Colombia.


Carvajal y Cia S.A., Bogota and Cali.
Founded: 1904.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1975 for Colombia, 1976 for Costa Rica.
Main printing process(es): Litho.

In 1869, Teodoro Materon installed a rudimentary printing press. Several years later, Carvajal was established by Manuel Carvajal Valencia in 1904 at Cali as a graphics art workshop, then known as Imprenta Comercial. In 1906 it became Carvajal & Cia.

The first stamp contract came in 1975 and many other security based products have followed, including lottery tickets, cheques, bonds, security notes and stock certificates. Non-security based work includes books, directories and business forms.


Colegio Salesiano de Leon XIII, Bogota.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1932 (Overprints) for Colombia.


Colombia Printing Works, Bogota.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1942 for Colombia.


Columbian Bank Note Company, [Where?].
Abbreviation known by: CBC.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1941 for Costa Rica.


E. E. Delgado, Cartagena.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1899 for Colombia.


Thomas De La Rue de Colombia S.A., Bogota.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1961 for Colombia.
Closed down in 1993.
Main printing process(es): Litho and recess.


  Fesa S.A., Cali, Bogota and Medellin.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1997 for Colombia.
Main printing process(es): Litho.


Fesa S.A. is a division of the Carvajal Group based in Cali, Columbia. They are large industrial printers serving bank and government clients on an international basis. Major products and services include business forms, identification cards, bank cards and document handling / management.


Francisco Valiente, Barranquilla.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1902 for Colombia.


Thomas Greg & Sons de Colombia S.A., Bogota.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1994 for Colombia.
Main printing process(es): Litho, recess.
 

For over 40 years, Greg has been responsible for the production of lottery tickets, bonds, financial cards, smart cards and postage stamps. The company is incorporated in Guernsey (Channel Islands) and was originally a subsidiary of De La Rue.


Litografia Colombia, Bogota.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1961 for Colombia.


C. & J. Martinez, Bogota.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1859 for Colombia.


National Printing Works, Bogota.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1908 for Colombia.


D. Paredes, [Where?].
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1870 for Colombia.

On 27 November 1869, a contract was placed for this company to be the sole printer of stamps for Colombia. The contract was invalidated on 4 July 1892.


Talleres Banco de la Republica, Bogota.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1954 for Colombia.


Villaveces, Bogota.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1924 for Colombia.