About Us

Keeping the simple stuff simple.

Grayarc was founded on October 18, 1926 by Frank Shakun, at 154 Nassau Street, in the financial district of New York City. At the time, Grayarc was a small printing company that sold labels, carbon paper, typewriter ribbons, and other business items.

Frank Shakun and his family operated the business for 42 years before selling the business to Dictaphone Corporation, a business with roots that stretched back to Alexander Graham Bell. Members of the Shakun family continued to work at Grayarc well into the 1970’s.

As Grayarc evolved, it became a highly respected mail order business that specialized in forms, office supplies, labels, and envelopes. In 1981, Grayarc was consolidated with DrawingBoard® Printing, another well established mail order printing company and was eventually moved from Brooklyn, New York, to New Hartford, Connecticut.

In 2016, Grayarc celebrates 90 years in business, which is a feat that few businesses can claim. Grayarc has operated through some of the country’s most challenging times, such as the crash of the stock market, the Great Depression, World War II, the Cold War, the Vietnam War, just to name a few.

Today, Grayarc and DrawingBoard are headquartered in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, and occupy a 200,000 square foot building that employs more than 140 people. We offer more than 1,000 products, including labels very much like the one’s sold back in 1926.
You Can Count on Grayarc®!
Ninety years later, the Grayarc name still stands for quality products backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Our customer service specialists are knowledgeable, courteous, helpful and friendly, and their job is to make
sure that our customers are 100% pleased with their order. You can count on Grayarc to understand your needs
and simplify your life!

We encourage you to call us at 1-800-243-5250 or use our online LIVE CHAT.