About ABnote North America
Originating in 1795 and with roots tracing back to Paul Revere, ABnote North America, a division of American Banknote Corporation (ABnote Group), is a premier and trusted provider of secure transaction solutions, printing, and services.
Primary products include commercial plastic cards (gift, loyalty and membership), financial cards (debit and credit cards), identification and secure access cards (drivers’ licenses, national ID cards, hotel and facility entry cards), secure documents (savings bonds, stock certificates, passports, vital records, vehicle titles, and checks), smart cards (serial memory IC's, secure memories) and related services (personalization, warehousing, distribution, and personalized fulfillment services).
ABnote North America is also the exclusive distributor of stamps for the United States Postal Service.
The history of ABnote North America can be traced to the earliest days of our nation and American Banknote Corporation (parent company). The year was 1795. In the wake of her newfound independence, America was experiencing rapid growth. The adoption of the Constitution, the regulation of interstate commerce, and the rise in international trade all increased the demand for banks and bank note currency.
Enter Robert Scot. As the first engraver to the federal mint, he brought experience, artistry, and innovation to the new government and the bank note industry. He also established one of the first bank note businesses, which, over the course of many decades, would become American Bank Note Company.
American Bank Note Company’s success reflects the dynamic economic history of the country. As America expanded its borders and broadened its influence, American Bank Note Company did the same. We were among the first to print currency, postage stamps, war bonds, and stock certificates. We were pioneers in the production of our own secure papers, inks, and presses.
During the past 200 years, our leaders have served as advisors to governments both local and foreign, thwarted counterfeiters with stringent security measures, and developed technology to support innovative ideas.
Today, ABnote North America continues its tradition of excellence, craftsmanship, and leadership in the field of secure document printing. With an outstanding record of service to North America and the industry as a whole, we have earned the confidence of corporations, governments, and financial institutions around the globe. We believe in creating the most secure document possible, while preserving the artistic heritage of the craft. As a result, we have assembled the expertise, experience, and resources necessary to meet the challenges of printing secure documents in the 21st century.