Printing Paper Types

Product paper guide

  • 120gsm
  • 130gsm
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  • 170gsm
  • 200gsm
  • 230gsm
  • 250gsm
  • 300gsm
  • 325gsm
  • 350gsm
Paper stock recommendations
  • Recommendations

    Product Paper Weight Why
    Business cards Silk 350gsm with double matt lamination Heavy card with a protective layer
    for durability
    Leaflets and flyers Silk 170gsm Lightweight paper that's not too light,
    cost effective
    Postcards Silk 350gsm Silk looks great, uncoated best for writing on, laminate if going in the post.
    Presentation folders Silk 350gsm with single sided gloss lamination Great heavy card, but we suggest laminating front to protect
    Folded leaflets Silk 170gsm Perfect for a neat crease. Choose heavier if you need it more rigid
    Wiro bound documents Silk cover
    uncoated text
    250gsm cover
    120gsm text
    Thick smooth cover to protect with uncoated non-glare, easy to read text
    Perfect bound document Uncoated cover
    uncoated pages
    325gsm cover
    120gsm pages
    Uncoated non-glare easy to read, great paper for text
    Saddle stiched brochures Silk cover
    silk text
    250gsm cover
    170gsm text
    Silk is great for images, feels just like a magazine
    Greeting cards Trucard 300gsm Specialist greeting card material, scratch proof outside and uncoated inside for
    easy writing
    Mounted boards Satin 190gsm on 5mm foamcore Thick, long lasting, indoor use only. Choose vinyl and foamex for outdoor use

We only offer professional-grade papers that meet the high standards of our customers. Working with the UK's leading paper mills and distributors, we select the latest durable, high quality papers with the right environment credentials.

Silk

Silk paper stock

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Silk coated paper has a low surface sheen and luxurious feel. It offers excellent ink to paper contrast, and printed colours appear bright and defined. The overall look is more low-key than gloss coated paper. (Silk is a better choice for readability)

Gloss

Gloss paper stock

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Gloss coated paper has a high surface shine and very smooth finish. Printed colour 'pops up' and appears extra vibrant, bringing images to life and making it a favourite choice for promotional items. (Gloss paper is used in magazines)

Uncoated

Uncoated paper stock

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Our uncoated paper has a soft finish and tactile quality. Because it's more absorbent than coated paper, printed inks appear flatter. Uncoated is back as the more modern choice, also the best choice for stationery or postcards as it's easy to write on.

Trucard

Trucard stock

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A specialist greeting card material that is glossy coated and scratchproof on the outside, and uncoated on the inside so it's easy to write on. We use heavy 300gsm card for high-quality greeting cards that last. No lamination needed.

Recycled

Recycled paper sticker stock

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Our recycled paper is an environmentally friendly choice. It is an off-white, uncoated paper with a course texture and slightly earthy, flecked depth. It gives finished print a flatter, modern feel because it is more absorbent than our coated papers readability.

Magnetic

Magnetic paper

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Magnetic is a sleek, flexible, magnetic printing material made up of coated paper and a magnetic layer. This has a finish similar to our silk paper, with a low surface shine and a readable finish, perfect for sticking to the fridge!

Kraft

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Kraft paper

Kraft paper is a smooth, earthy brown and brings a vintage edge to print. It has a natural, textured appearance, much like our recycled paper. Kraft paper suits bold, dark coloured designs and retro themes and has an uncoated finish.

Our exquisite selection of luxury fine papers opens up endless possibilities. Create high-end results with the lined texture of Laid papers that embody prestige, or the touchy-feely surface of Tintoretto. Add sparkle with iridescent papers from the Sirio range that capture the allure of natural minerals. All these elegant, uncoated papers are made by Fedrigoni and FSC-certified.

Acquerello

Luxury paper acquerello

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This delectable laid paper in rich cream gives a luxurious, old-world look that loves retro artwork. Soft to touch, with fine lines impressed on both sides.

Laid

Luxury paper laid

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A deluxe, tactile paper with a fine-lined texture on both sides. Bright white and specially treated for impeccable results with our digital presses.

Nettuno

Luxury paper nettuno

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Crisp and clean, yet soft and inviting, with fine-lined markings. The last word in understated elegance, with lines more condensed than our Laid paper.

Tintoretto Gesso

Luxury paper tintoretto gesso

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The 'hammered' textured of Tintoretto is strangely satisfying to touch. A fine Italian paper that's perfect for wedding invitations and special postcards.

Sirio Pearl Polar

Luxury paper sirio pearl polar

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A soft, white pearlescent paper, that glistens like a snowy winter morning. Its subtle glow enlivens deluxe cards without fighting for attention with printed artwork.

Sirio Pearl Oyster

Luxury paper sirio pearl oyster

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Summoning the natural lustre and warm tones of freshwater pearls, this beautiful shimmering paper turns up the wow factor on wedding stationery and menus.

Sirio Pearl Platinum

Luxury paper sirio pearl platinum

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A smooth card with a silvery-grey pearlescent shine. Less like straight silver paper, and more like a beautiful iridescent stone found at the beach.

Whatever you're looking for, our winning range of sticker and label papers are something to you'll want to stick with! All our self-adhesive papers are permanent and super strong, for long lasting, hard wearing results.

White Gloss

Gloss sticker stock

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Gloss stickers are supplied kiss-cut on A4 sheet. Glossy stickers make colours pop and are great for promotional items. They are easy to peel off the sheet, but once stuck down, the aggressive adhesives make sure they stay in place.

Silver Gloss

Silver sticker stock

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Silver stickers are supplied kiss-cut on A4 sheet. They give any design an amazing metallic backdrop. Tip: if you're choosing silver, remember you can't print white, so leave any white text or logos out of your design.

Antique White Laid

Antique white laid stock

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Antique white labels are a creamy white 'antiqued' colour and have a fine-lined texture, similar to our Laid luxury papers. Our antique white laid labels are super durable, have a high wet strength and are supplied kiss-cut for easy use.

White Polyester

Polyester sticker stock

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White polyester labels are supplied kiss-cut and are great for long-life labelling. They are highly durable, tear resistant and waterproof with a polyester film coating which is perfect from bringing printed colours right off the page.

Gloss Crack-Back

Crackback sticker stock

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Crack-Back paper is for A-size stickers, so are trimmed exactly to size, it only cracks where it's supposed to, making your labels super easy to peel off from the backing. Glossy stickers make colours pop and are great for promotional items.

Matt Crack-Back

Crackback sticker stock

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Crack-Back paper is for A-size stickers, so are trimmed exactly to size, it only cracks where it's supposed to, making your labels super easy to peel off from the backing. Matt is similar to uncoated with a slightly more dull finish, but great for readability

Our envelopes come in a range of sizes and are available in a large range of different colours and paper types.

Postcards and greeting cards are available with the following envelope colours and styles: white, red, black, silver, gold and in white or ivory laid paper or cream pearl shimmer paper.

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Envelope pricing

Gold Cream Pearl Silver White Red Black White Laid Ivory Laid
15p each 10p each 15p each 5p each 10p each 10p each 7p each 7p each

Our luxury products, Wedding Collection and invitations are available with envelopes in: white, white Laid, Tintoretto Gesso, Acquerello, Nettuno, Kraft, Sirio Pearl Polar, Sirio Pearl Oyster, Sirio Pearl Platinum, gold and silver.

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Envelope pricing

Tintoretto Gesso Gold White Laid Acquarello Nettuno Sirio Polar Sirio Platinum Sirio Oyster Kraft Silver White
10p each 15p each 7p each 10p each 10p each 15p each 15p each 15p each 7p each 15p each 5p each

Our selection of large format, professional-grade materials are hand-picked to meet the high standards of our customers. We offer a diverse range of materials to suit almost any kind of advertisement, signage or display.

Uncoated

Luxury paper acquerello

Uncoated paper is a white, smooth light-weight paper ranging from 100gsm to 250gsm, and is best suited to budget or longer run poster print jobs in A2 size. We print this paper on a roll-fed Xeikon press for better value for money.

Ideal for: indoor posters, point of sale, advertising, exhibitions, retail displays

Found in: standard posters

Satin

Luxury paper laid

Satin paper is excellent for high colour graphics and designs, and gives vibrant results over other papers. This is a standard weight of 190gsm, and is available in a range of custom and standard sizes, with gloss or matt laminations for durability.

Ideal for: indoor posters, advertising, point of sale, exhibitions, retail displays

Found in: indoor posters

Vinyl Banner

Luxury paper tintoretto gesso

This heavy, waterproof banner material is tear resistant and incredibly resilient. It comes with the option to add eyelets for hanging, and is printed on our large format HP presses. Vinyl banner material is available in customisable or standard sizes.

Ideal for: backdrops, exhibition graphics, event advertising, outdoor advertising

Found in: banners

Eco Banner

Luxury paper sirio pearl polar

This environmentally friendly banner is a strong, lightweight alternative to our vinyl banner material. It is 100% recyclable and incredibly high density with a strength of up to 440gsm, despite how light it is. Suitable for outside use, it is weatherproof for great print all year round.

Ideal for: backdrops, exhibition graphics, event advertising, outdoor advertising

Found in: banners

Vinyl Gloss

Luxury paper sirio pearl oyster

Vinyl gloss paper is suitable for indoor and outdoor use due to the odourless, environmentally-friendly inks it uses. It is waterproof, with a high-gloss finish, and uses strong, permanent adhesives. Vinyl gloss paper is available in standard or custom sizes.

Ideal for: hoardings, signage, floor graphics, window graphics, backdrops

Found in: self-adhesive vinyl

Vinyl Matt

Luxury paper sirio pearl platinum

Vinyl matt paper is great for outdoor displays, as it is waterproof and durable. It uses environmentally-friendly inks, and uses strong, permanent adhesives. This is available in standard or custom sizes and its incredibly low surface shine ensures readability.

Ideal for: hoardings, signage, floor graphics, window graphics, backdrops

Found in: self-adhesive vinyl

Blueback

Luxury paper sirio pearl polar

Blueback is a durable, waterproof paper commonly used for outdoor signage and displays. Its texture and finish are similar to uncoated paper, meaning it has a low surface shine for increased readability. Blueback paper is available in standard or custom sizes.

Ideal for: outdoor billboards, indoor signage, bus shelter graphics, kiosk signage

Found in: outdoor poster

Opaljet

Luxury paper sirio pearl oyster

This substrate is a Melinex polyester-based film with a light-stopping grey back for increased durability. Opaljet is completely opaque, so is good for use in all lighting conditions. This is best used for pop-up and roll-up graphic displays and will stand the test of time.

Ideal for: Exhibition graphics, trade shows, indoor signage, lobby displays

Found in: banner stands

Foamex

Luxury paper sirio pearl platinum

Foamex is comprised of PVC foam board and is incredibly rigid and sturdy. Available in 3mm and 5mm thick, Foamex can be customised with a matt or gloss finish and is great for use both indoors and outdoors.

Ideal for: point of sale display, retail, exhibitions, events, trade shows

Found in: indoor signs, display boards, outdoor signs

Foamcore

Luxury paper sirio pearl polar

Foamcore is made of a lightweight polystyrene foam centre sandwiched between two sheets of smooth white card, mounted with vinyl. It is available in either 5mm or 10mm thick and comes with the option of a matt or gloss finish.

Ideal for: point of sale, indoor signage,retail signage

Found in: indoor signs, display boards

Card

Luxury paper sirio pearl oyster

Our robust card is available in a range of sizes and is a thick 2mm; it also comes with an option of gloss or matt finish. Card is a traditional and popular large format printing substrate and makes a durable, lightweight choice.

Ideal for: presentations, point of sale display, exhibitions, other indoor uses

Found in: indoor signs, display boards

Correx

Luxury paper sirio pearl platinum

Correx is a material made up of two sheets polypropylene with a corrugated inner. Our Correx comes in 4mm thick and is waterproof, so is most commonly used outdoors. It's tough, lightweight, economical and can be recycled.

Ideal for: for sale signs, exhibitions, events, other outdoor uses

Found in: indoor signs, display boards, outdoor signs

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