François Ier appoints a printer
as «The King’s Printer for Greek ».
The King’s Printer for Greek becomes
« The King’s Printer for Greek,
Latin and Hebrew ».
Following Prime Minister Richelieu’s advice, King Louis XIII, turns this printing office into a Royal Printing Factory. It is located in the Louvre.
The Royal Printing Office becomes
the Louvre’s Printing Office.
Both official printing offices merge into one:
The Republic’s Printing Office.
It is located in the ‘l'Hôtel de Penthièvre’.
The Printing Office becomes «Imperial».
It is relocated to the Hôtel de Rohan.
The Printing Office is given its current name: the Imprimerie Nationale.
The Ministry of Finance replaces the Ministry of Justice as Supervisory ministry.
The Imprimerie Nationale moves to rue de la Convention (Paris, 15ème).
Opening of a second site, in Douai.
The Imprimerie Nationale becomes Imprimerie Nationale S.A., a private company with state capital – under the French law of 31/12/93.
The first smart cards are produced
at the plastic card workshop.
The Imprimerie Nationale becomes
the State’s reliable operator for the
distribution of tachograph cards
(Public Service Delegation Agreement).
The Imprimerie Nationale relocates its headquarters to bd Gouvion Saint-Cyr (Paris 17ème). The Imprimerie Nationale reorganizes its activities, focusing on secured documents, mainly governments. All fiduciary workshops are relocated to Douai. The site is modernized and secured.
The first personalized
is made in Douai.
The Imprimerie Nationale produces the new biometric passport and personalizes the new police card.
Personalization of SIV (Car Registration document). The first secure hunting licences are produced by the Imprimerie Nationale.
Launch of the European Electronic Residence Permit and dematerialized offers including digital archiving and single-piece mail.
The Imprimerie Nationale launched in September 2013 the brand new French electronic driving license,
first European license equipped with an electronic chip.
Skills are enriched. Acquisition of the SPS company’s secure electronic component activity.
Launch of the Nautilus passport. The polycarbonate datapage inaugurates the new generation of augmented documents, accompanied by digital services.
Full mastery of the entire chain. Incorporation of Thales Group's Identity and Biometrics Technologies.
The Group adopts a new brand, IN Groupe, embodying its new positioning.