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Meet the Paper: Seed Paper

Say hello to Seed Paper – an innovative twist on regular paper.

What is Seed Paper?

Seed Paper, also known as plantable paper, is an eco-friendly paper embedded with wildflower seeds. When planted in soil, watered, and given sunlight, the paper decomposes and the seeds sprout into flowers. This unique characteristic makes seed paper a perfect fusion of sustainability and creativity.

Every piece of Seed Paper is unique, so prepare to embrace slight variations in texture, thickness and seed distribution.

How is Seed Paper Made?

Seed Paper is manufactured through a fully British production company. The process of making this innovative paper involves blending recycled paper pulp with water. Seeds are then mixed into this pulp before the mixture is poured into a mould and pressed into sheets. The sheets are left to dry, resulting in paper that looks and feels like traditional paper but has the ability to grow plants.

The Benefits of Using Seed Paper

1. Environmentally Friendly

One of the most significant advantages of Seed Paper is its minimal environmental impact. Made from fully recycled materials, Seed Paper is zero-waste and made from other people’s paper scraps.

2. Unique and Versatile

Seed Paper offers a unique texture and appearance. Whether it’s Wedding Invitations, Business Cards, or corporate giveaways, prints made from Seed Paper leave a lasting impression due to their distinctive look and feel.

plantable seed paper invite

3. Positive Brand Image

For businesses, using Seed Paper can enhance corporate social responsibility efforts. By choosing sustainable materials, companies demonstrate their commitment to the environment, which can resonate with eco-conscious consumers and strengthen brand loyalty.

4. Educational Tool

Seed Paper can be a powerful educational tool, especially for schools and community groups. It offers a hands-on approach to learning about recycling, plant growth, and the importance of sustainability. By using Seed Paper, educators can engage students in environmental topics in a fun and interactive way.

How to plant Seed paper?

To get the most out of your Seed Paper, follow these simple steps:

  1. Fill a pot 2/3 full with quality potting soil. You want the pot to be firmly full, but not packed.
  2. Take your Seed Paper and place it in the prepared pot with the paper. It’s okay if the paper overlaps. Spread 3-4 mm of soil over the paper pieces and pat down gently on top.
  3. Give it a good soak and place it in a sunny spot. You want the paper and the soil to be nicely damp but not swimming in water. During the first 10 days, keep the paper moist at all times for the germination to happen.
  4. Once sprouts appear, keep the paper moist but be careful not to overwater. Once sturdy plants appear, water as needed.
  5. Watch as your seeds sprout and grow into beautiful plants, indoors or outdoors!
seeded paper

How to print on Seed Paper

Using Seed Paper is straightforward and can be incorporated into various products and projects. Here are some of our favourite examples:

  • Wedding Stationery: Send out Invitations, Save The Dates and Place Names that guests can plant to remember your special day with blooming flowers.
  • Business Cards: Make a lasting impression with eco-friendly business cards that reflect your commitment to sustainability.
  • Corporate Gifts: Offer branded seed paper products, like Notecards or Belly Bands as part of your promotional campaigns to showcase your green credentials.
  • Greeting Cards: Celebrate special occasions with cards that keep on giving long after the event is over.

Artwork Recommendations

  • We recommend that text is no smaller than 9pt. Due to the printing process, smaller text can become slightly blurred.
  • As the surface of the paper is so unique, we suggest not covering it with ink. A max of 40% ink coverage is advised on Seed Paper.
  • Lamination and special finishes like foiling isn’t available on this paper. We recommend our Uncoated paper if you’re looking for a similar paper that can be foiled.
  • You can request a free sample of this stock by reaching out to

About the author

When she’s not perusing the factory or planning our next product launch, you’ll find Emma doing some form of exercise. Whether it’s her favourite gym class or a walk around Northumberland with friends, she loves keeping fit!

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