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Banknote Corporation of America Incorporated, New York, Browns Summit, Greensboro, Guilford and West Orange.
Abbreviation known by: BCA.
Founded:  [when?].
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1992 for USA.
Main printing process(es): Litho

Banknote Corporation of America, Inc. (BCA), is the largest high security printer in the United States with headquarters in New York City, and a manufacturing plant in North Carolina.  BCA's mission is to produce high security documents with innovative designs in accordance with strict quality and accountability standards in a totally secure environment.

BCA is no longer a part of the large French group Francois-Charles Oberthur Fiduciaire, a company that is over 150 years old. Instad it is now (2005) a part of Sennett Security Products (SSP).

The Barton Press, West Orange.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1994 for USA.

Known to have jointly worked with Banknote Corporation of America in producing stamps for the USPS. The Barton Press Building was located just a few minutes from Route 280 and the Garden State Parkway, adjacent to Edison's Laboratory in the historic section of West Orange.

H. Braunlich, New York.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1902 for Nicaragua.

BurdgeCooper New World Printing, Atlanta and Los Angeles.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 2012 for Australia .

Founded:  2010 (by the merging of Burdge and Cooper).  
First stamp(s) traced by compiler:
2012 for Australia .
Main printing process(es): All, but with recess being a speciality.

Their website states: On July 1, 2010 Burdge, Inc. and Stuart F. Cooper, two names which have set the standard for graphic arts excellence for generations, merged into BurdgeCooper.  Today we are the world's largest engraving company and one of the largest small format commercial printing companies in North America.  Together we have won more awards for printing and engraving excellence than any of our peers by providing over 22,000 customers with superior service and quality printed products.  

Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Washington.   
Abbreviation known by: BEP.
Founded:  1862.  
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1894 for USA.
Main printing process(es): Gravure, recess,

29th August 1862 marked the modest beginnings of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. Four women and two men, housed in the basement of the main Treasury building began to separate and seal $q and $2 United states notes which had been printed by private bank note companies.  Thirty-two years later, the BEP printed its first postage stam

The BEP is the security printer for the United States, producing a number of products that require special printing processes to protect against counterfeiting and fraudulent alteration.  The Bureau uses capital systems, state-of-the-art high-speed presses, electronic inspection systems and other types of equipment to help efficiently produce billions of Federal Reserve Notes, postage stamps and other U.S. security printing products.

Sadly, BEP stopped printing stamps in 2005.

Cambridge Security Press / Cambridge Paper Press, Cambridge.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1997 for Montserrat.

They printed the Montserrat Frama exhibitions painting stamp of August 1997.

Columbia(n?) Bank Note Company, Washington.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: [when?].
Abbreviation known by: CBC.

This company at least printed the stamps of Guatemala in 1875 by the recess process. Shown on the Internet as being railroad stock printers in the 1950-60s.  By the 1980s, they were shown as being the Security-Columbia Bank Note Company.

Continental Bank Note Company, [where?].
Abbreviation known by: CONB.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1873 for USA.

The Continental Bank Note Company and the American Bank Note Company were consolidated in 1879. From that time on, the American Bank Note Company began using the old Continental plates to print stamps

Dittler Brothers Incorporated, Oakwood.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1993 for USA.
Main printing process(es): Gravure

A self-adhesive stamps, direct mail and commercial printing operation.

On 5 November 1996, a press release read: "Banta Corporation to Acquire Dittler Brothers

Direct marketing materials printer Banta Corp., Menasha, WI, has signed a letter of intent to acquire Dittler Brothers Inc., an Atlanta-based printer of direct marketing and promotional materials.

Banta expects to acquire all of the outstanding stock of Dittler's parent company for more than 3 million shares of stock. Completion of the acquisition is expected early next year.

Dittler employs 650 people at plants in Atlanta and Oakwood, GA. Banta employs 5,700 persons at 35 operations in the U.S. and Europe." Their printing cylinders commence with the letter 'D' for clear identification by the USPS.

Eureka Specialty Printing Company, Scranton.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1950 for Guatemala. 

Fergusson-ABN, Richmond and New York.
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1979 for USA.

J W Ferguson and Sons and American Bank Note collaborated in a joint venture whereby Fergusson printed the stamps and ABN perforated and finished them.  This partnership arrangement was common in the American stamp printing industry.

J. W. Fergusson and Sons, Richmond (gravure), Chanhassen (offset).
First stamp(s) traced by compiler: 1991 for USA.
Main printing process(es): Litho

Security printing for Fergusson encompasses two areas: excise tax stamps and difficult to counterfeit packaging.  Excise tax stamps are the closures used on tobacco and alcohol products to represent taxes paid on items imported into foreign countries.  Difficult to counterfeit packaging refers to labels and cartons that are printed employing certain printing and converting techniques that make it very difficult to counterfeit the packaging.  This kind of packaging is used where product counterfeiting is prevalent.  It is also used for redemption programs where coupons are attached or are part of the packaging.
Fergusson has been producing labels for over 150 years and security printing for over 20 years.  We have printed postage stamps for the United States Postal Service as well as revenue stamps for several foreign governments.  What sets Fergusson apart is our unique blend of security printing expertise and years of flexible packaging experience. We not only can give you a high quality printed product, we can insure it will work on your packaging lines and on the store shelf.