Artistic was founded in 1927. It's birth originated when
a die maker (Charles O'Keefe) perfected a way to manufacture a composition steel rule die of far, far superior quality than that of the standard of the industry.
Shortly after our origin, Artistic started die cutting. When World War II broke out, the U.S. Army Air Corps needed a supplier to manufacture three dimensional model airplanes (ours, our allies and even the enemies) to help gunners in identifying aircraft. Artistic developed a procedure to die cut these various models and landed a contract that lasted over a two year period. These cardboard planes can still be seen today in the Smithsonian Institute.
Our growth has continued because we have never forgotten that our start was founded on quality.