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From textured papers to recycled stocks – discover our staff favourites

Here at Printed.com we are self-confessed paper nerds. From textured papers to eco-friendly options, there’s something suitable for every project.

Choosing the right paper stock for your print jobs is an important task. With over 35 papers, the choice is yours to pick from a plethora of shades and textures, from super-smooth to rough and ready.

Our free Sample Packs can help steer your choice, however if you’re still struggling to make up your mind, here our some of our staff favourites…

Becca James, Designer

textured paper

Image credit: Bert & Co

Out of our collection of paper types, which is your favourite?

Fresco Gesso

Why is this your favourite paper?

This textured paper creates soft shadows and really emphasises the quality and luxury of this stock, which is why I always use it if I’m designing anything for Weddings, christenings or watercolour artwork.

As a creative, what products do you recommend people use this textured paper for?

I recommend using Fresco Gesso for all things Wedding or Greeting Cards. It’s delicate colour and texture are perfect for creating romantic stationery. Watercolour and delicate illustrations are a match made in heaven with this textured paper. This Bert & Co card is the perfect example of how to work with this paper well!

David Hornsby, Head of Pre-press

Out of our collection of paper types, which is your favourite?

Epson Luster Photo Paper.

Why is this your favourite paper?

Photography and Giclèe Art Prints look fantastic when printed on Epson Luster because the colours can really pop. This paper doesn’t have a heavy gloss shine so it isn’t affected as much by internal lighting.

Are there any do’s and don’ts with this paper stock?

Your images or artwork must be 300dpi. Stay away from uploading low resolution files!

Amy Whitehead, Customer Service Team Leader

Image credit: Paper Patootie

Out of our collection of paper types, which is your favourite?

Pearl Polar

Why is this your favourite paper?

I love all things sparkly, shiny and glittery. This was also the paper stock I chose for my wedding stationery!

Can you talk us through the best customer creation you’ve seen using this luxury paper?

So, I have to be biased and say my wedding collection which was made up entirely of this paper – we had everything from the Save The Dates and Envelopes to the Table Plans. The design was quite simple as you don’t need to go all out as the glimmer gives it that something special.

Jack Hughes, Senior Product Manager

Out of our collection of paper types, which is your favourite?

Nettuno

Why is this your favourite paper?

It has a unique texture, with fine-lined markings that are crisp, yet soft and inviting. It has a real luxury feel, and the lines almost become a subtle part of the design, whatever product it’s used for.

What products do you recommend people use this particular textured paper for?

This textured paper is perfect for an elegant Wedding Stationery suite. I particularly love when Invitations and RSVP’s are held together with a matching Belly Band. Nettuno also works well for luxury Business Stationery and Postcards.

Caitlin Doney, Social Media Executive

Image credit: Magdalena Creative

Out of our collection of paper types, which is your favourite?

Recycled

Why is this your favourite paper?

Not only is this paper stock eco-friendly, it’s a great all-rounder. It’s ideal for everything from Leaflets and Flyers right through to Greeting Cards and Invitations.

Have you spotted any standout products using this paper on our feed?

This stock features an off-white hue, with earthy flecked depths so I’ve seen it work really well on Greeting Cards and Giclèe Art Prints . I particularly love this Art Print by eco-conscious business, Magdalena Creative. Dogs and doing our bit for planet? What’s not to love!

Ta da! That’s just a small glimpse at some of the smooth, shimmery and textured paper we offer.  If you want to get a feel for all our papers, make sure to order a Sample Pack or get in contact with our Customer Service Team who will be more than happy to give you all the details on papers you might like to try.

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About the author

Bex is our Creative Content Manager and lover of all things community. When she's not glued to her phone you can find her out cycling in the Chiltern Hills or braving the London commute on her Brompton.

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