began 52 years ago
the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Actually, Current got its start in the
basement of the home of founders Orin and Miriam Loo. An artist and lithographer,
Orin had opened a printing business called Looart Press, three years earlier.
Then in 1950, his wife, Miriam, had the idea of offering a line of paper
products to non-profit groups to use in fund-raising activities. Together,
the family printed greeting, Christmas, and recipe cards right in their
home, and orders were fulfilled out of their basement for delivery. As
this new business expanded, Miriam started thinking about a company name
that would always be in step with the times. Thus "Current" was born.
In 1967, Current and Looart Press merged. Their company remained privately
held for 20 years, when it was purchased by Deluxe Corporation, and later
by Taylor Corporation.
core of Current is the creative people who fill each page of our catalogs
with warm, colorful greeting cards, note cards, gift wrap and stationery,
address labels and gifts--many exclusively designed. Now America's largest
direct-mail marketer of paper products, gifts, and home decorating items,
Current is one of the Pikes Peak region's largest and most significant
companies. Yet what most people appreciate about Current is the hometown,
family feeling that is evident in our catalogs and stores. Just as in
the early days, whether you're browsing a catalog or finding bargains
at our factory outlet, you're always welcome at Current.
Our company headquarters is located at 1005 E. Woodmen Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80920.