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Micro Format was founded in 1983 as a business forms company and manufacturer of technology papers and materials for those with personal and small business computers. (A new industry back then!) During those early days, we developed a variety of innovative digital materials and products for a wide range of industries. In 1997, following the approval of patent number 5,636,874 for a Temperature Sensitive Security Document, Micro Format re-focused our efforts on becoming the leading producer of document security products. After twenty-five years in the business forms industry, we knew the ins-and-outs of the many industries that we’d been serving for over two decades. We put that knowledge to use in crafting security papers specific to a particular business vertical’s needs, including medical, legal, law enforcement, education, retail and countless others. Our layer-upon-layer document security features and dedication to the needs of niche markets allows us to provide specialized services to meet a wide range of document security needs. With corporate offices in Chicago, Illinois and affiliated manufacturing facilities in cities across the United States, Micro Format continues to be a leading producer of document security paper products known under the SecureGuard and ThermaGo brands.