Telling the story of Atar means retracing the history of a large Geneva-based company, whose activities since the end of the 19th century have been closely linked to the canton of Geneva.
Established as a company in 1896 under the name of “Société Genevoise d’Edition”, in 1905 the company took the name of Atar, a contraction of “Ateliers Artistiques”, which became a veritable printing brand.
The initial mission of the company was the location of newspapers and printing of all literary or artistic works and works of printing, lithography, etching and binding.
This mission, appearing in the bylaws of the time, is still its mission and day after day, Atar perpetuates the work of printing coffee table books, catalogues, financial reports and periodicals, bringing together printing and sophistication, quality and technical prowess.
Very involved in the domains of the arts and press, Atar is also recognised as a specialist in artistic posters, of which a very rich collection is among the assets of the company.
An enduring company which has been able to withstand numerous technological changes and evolutions in graphic arts, as well as overcome the obstacles of modernity, Atar is the only printer in the Geneva area that is able to offer the three main services in offset printing, or sheet, rotary and digital.