Canson was established in 1557 in Annonay, France by the Montgolier family. With nearly 5 centuries of know-how and excellence, Canson papermakers have been passing down the recipe for excellent papers from generation to generation.
The Canson mill in Annonay is supplied by pure water from the Deûme River and produces finely selected paper bales. Modern technologies are combined with the oldest production techniques.
Throughout the course of the centuries, the greatest artists and creators have used Canson paper: Delacroix, Van Gogh, Degas, Matisse, Picasso……, however Canson is a supporter of all artists whether they are big artists, designers, architects, comic and manga writers, photographers, passionate amateurs, children and students.
The Canson mission is far more than producing high quality papers. They have an ambition to defend the place of art in society, convinced that creation is, at all ages and all levels of experience, a journey of self-expression.
Canson also pride themselves in their commitment to the environment and are focused on reducing the environmental footprint of its paper. Canson is certified for the traceability of the wood extracted from sustainable forest management and for its low volume waste production at less than 40kg per ton of paper sold.