In addition to being the largest stocking distributor of specialty printable substrates in North America, GPA also offers advanced technical knowledge and value-added service that are unique in the Graphic Arts industry. It is the ability to find the right product for each application that differentiates GPA from our competition.

Technical Service Team

At GPA, our team of professionals are dedicated to making your project a success from concept to completion. We will guide you through the intricacies of choosing the ideal specialty substrate and offer advanced technical support as product developments, printing technologies and substrate applications continue to advance.  

The following are just a few of the services we provide to our customers:

  • Presentations and Educational Seminars to your Sales Force and Customers
  • Tools that your Sales Force can use to develop new printing opportunities and increase sales  
  • Joint consultations with your Clients to assist in establishing project parameters
  • Consultation with your Production Team to establish storage and printing guidelines and/or troubleshoot production run problems
  • Provide samples for ink and application testing
  • Consult with your Ink Supplier regarding print compatibility
  • Laboratory conducted testing to determine suitability for your product application
  • Detailed product specification sheets
  • Offer resources for:
    - Ink & Coating Technologies
    - Spray Powders
    - Static Control Devices


GPA offers precision guillotine cutting of any in-stock substrate. Eliminate the added step of cutting on your end by allowing GPA to cut it for you. If your application requires a smaller size, just call GPA Customer Service at 800-395-9000 for more information and pricing on custom cut sheet sizes. The smallest size available is 2" x 2".

Accu-Split™ Face & Liner Splitting

GPA's Accu-Split™ program offers custom face and liner splits on pressure sensitive papers and film products. Not only is it less expensive than die-cutting, but Accu-Split™ opens up an enormous variety of face and liner layout possibilities on any pressure sensitive sheet. 


The superior splitting technology available from GPA can accomodate sheet sizes as large as 30" x 40" and as small as 4" x 4" (depending upon the substrate). Because of our impeccable stability and control, we can create face or liner splits on any substrate from 10 pt. pressure sensitive tag, to laser and film materials with a 1 1/2" minimum distance between splits . Accu-Split™ by GPA consistently provides absolute precision and versatility in custom face and back splitting.


These distinct 8 1/2" x 11" pressure sensitive sheets are available in 60# white offset, matte litho, semi-gloss and high gloss to cover a wide range of application needs. Simply hold down the tab and peel the label off the liner! Accu-Tab™ is great for small, manually applied labels.



Custom Surface Treatment

Looking for a substrate to run on your HP Indigo® Press that’s not listed in the “Substrates for Digital Presses” section of our site?

Contact GPA to utilize our HP Indigo® Treatment Center for all your specialty substrate treatment needs. GPA can apply a surface treatment solution to one or both sides of coated and uncoated text and cover papers, pressure sensitive papers and synthetic substrates. Please contact GPA’s customer service department at 800-395-9000 for more information.

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