Limited Papers was founded in 1986 by Solomon Fried and Saul Rubin.
"We used to be printers in New York City, and we always ran into problems getting small amounts of paper. We were forced to buy full cartons of paper, often ten times the number of sheets we actually needed. The balance usually became a dust collector, until it ended up in the recycling bin."
Fried and Rubin looked for a better solution, but the few options available proved impractical or costly.
"There was one vendor who would sell you small lots of paper, but offered no credit, no delivery, no service what so ever. To purchase a small order of paper, you had to hire a messenger to come to your place, pick up a check, take it to the vendor, pick up the paper and bring it back to your place. There went a nice chunk of your profit."
The partners saw a genuine need for a small order paper merchant who offered customer service, credit and delivery. Realizing such a business could be successful, they formed Limited Papers.
Limited Papers began by carrying a few popular items such as Strathmore, Scott and NCR. Direct mail promotions brought the company to the attention of printing brokers, and soon the word spread. A reputation for service excellence in the printing industry attracted leading paper mills; Limited Papers provided an effective showcase for their products. LP started receiving not only access to most leading mills, but also discounts and special order arrangements that were then passed on to customers.
Responding to consumer demand, Limited Papers has since grown steadily in size, inventory and services to become one of the largest and best small quantity paper merchants in the country. Limited Papers currently stocks close to 4000 items and offers a wide variety of services, including custom cutting, scoring and perforating.