Chartpak, Inc. Acquires Borden & Riley Paper Company

Leeds, MA, January 02, 2019 --( Effective December 28, 2018, Chartpak, Inc., located in Leeds, MA, has signed a definitive Asset Purchase Agreement for the selected assets of Borden & Riley Paper Company, located in Hollis, NY, a manufacturer and converter of branded specialty papers for the fine art, graphic art, and technical art industries. The assets include, but are not limited to, inventory, accounts receivable, machinery and equipment, intellectual property, and its customer base.

“Since 1910 Borden & Riley has built a loyal grass roots customer base for its specialty artist paper products. This strategic acquisition enhances Chartpak’s range of wet and dry media artist papers as well as enhancing our ability to convert these papers into sheets, rolls, and pads with binding capabilities of Wire-O and tape bound. Chartpak is now able to offer artist paper in a full value range from entry level media to artist quality and super premium papers,” says Steven W. Roth, President of Chartpak, Inc.

“Zoila Woodward, President of Borden & Riley Paper Company, and her late husband Robert D. Woodward, together with their daughters Johanne and Danielle, as well as Juan Guerra, created a cult following of art enthusiasts. They embraced the traditions of the Borden & Riley founders and made those values relevant to a new generation of artists,” adds Roth.

Borden and Riley’s unique paper lines include the popular: Paris Paper for Pens and Denril Multi-Media Vellum.

Chartpak’s paper portfolio includes: Indigo Art Papers 100% cotton rag, handmade watercolor papers; the iconic Clearprint range of 100% cotton vellum; Koh-I-Noor drawing paper; AD Marker paper; and Grumbacher watercolor, mixed media and acrylic pads. Many of Chartpak’s pads are manufactured with patented, value added features such as the In & Out Pages™ designed to ensure that any sheet can be removed, repositioned and even transferred to another pad, and the Ink Block Panel™ system which protects all pages underneath the artwork sheet and is available in a variety of books.

“As an industry colleague of Steven Roth, I’ve watched him expand Chartpak’s product offerings to include new and innovative materials over the last ten years. It has been a pleasure to watch the growth and success of Chartpak. I would like to thank all my customers and friends in the art material industry for the years of support and patronage to me and my company. Since it is time for me to retire and spend more time with my family, I am pleased to have Borden & Riley become the newest member of the Chartpak family of brands,” says Zoila Woodward.

Chartpak, Inc. manufactures and distributes products for the fine art materials, craft and hobby, luxury writing instrument, and office products market channels. Chartpak sells the following legacy brands: Grumbacher®, Koh-I-Noor®, Weber®, Permalba®, Turpenoid®, Higgins®, Clearprint®, AD Marker®, CraftHouse®, Frances Meyer®, Chartpak®, Maco®, Molotow®, Schmincke®, Martin Universal Design®, Pickett®, Rapidesign®, Indigo Art Papers®, Mijello®, Pelikan® and now, proudly, Borden & Riley.

Should you have any questions or would like more information, please call the Chartpak Customer Service Department at 800-628-1910 or contact via fax at 800-762-7918. If you prefer to email, please contact the company at
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