Meet the Paper: Pastel Collection

It’s that time again! It’s Monday’s ‘Meet the Paper’ showcase, and this week we’re going summery sweet and introducing our range of pretty pastel papers!

Exuding the ultimate in luxury, these thick – 270gsm to be exact – papers are real heavy hitters when it comes to making an impact. With a textured, uncoated finish you can get on trend opulence in four unique shades – Candy Pink, Pistachio, Sorbet Yellow or Cool Blue. Plus, with matching Envelopes available, it’s easy to create the perfect pastel package – ideal for everything from Invitations to RSVPs and even Greeting Cards.


But what makes these papers so special?

Created in 1972 by pioneering print experts G.F Smith, their Colourplan range spans an incredible array of colours – including our four specially selected pastel shades. Crafted with colour through to the core, you’ll get a striking finish, without the need to print a background colour.

To find out more about our pastel papers, like which colours to print on each shade, click here. 



Which products can be printed with pastel stocks?

There are loads of options for pastel stocks. From essentials like Greeting Cards all the way through to Flat Unfinished Sheets so you can create your own custom print on a sweet pastel hue across a huge range of products.


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Need a little inspiration?

We’re chatted with Nicola Darwen about how she uses our luxury G.F Smith Colourplan paper stock to create her stunning collection of Valentine’s Cards. Each Candy Pink card is adorned with bold, typographic statements and what’s more all the profits made from these cards are donated to Cancer Research!

“I’m a freelance graphic designer by day so you can usually find me working on branding and identity. This Valentine’s though I decided to turn my love of type and lettering to a good cause, raising money for Cancer Research UK to support a close friend who is fighting cancer for the second time.”


Click here for more on her story and here for her fundraising page.

Head to Nicola’s website for more, or get inspired by her Instagram!

Have you used our pastel papers in your own designs? We’d love to see! Tag us in your creations using #ProudlyPrinted!




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