The use of heavy ink coverage or full color backgrounds is not ideal for this stock. If your design has a heavy ink coverage on only one side and is mostly blank on the other, the ink may transfer or rub off onto the blank side. Minimalistic designs and the use of ample white space are best! If your design has a lot of color and heavy coverage, we suggest choosing a white and coated stock for optimal results such as our 16pt stock with Silk Matte coating.
The Cotton stock has a slight texture – pillowy, soft, and toothy. This texture will show through your design and effect how colors appear. If you are looking for a clean and crisp print, we would suggest selecting a coated paper stock.
Also note, the front side of the Cotton stock paper is slightly more textured than the other.
With Digital printing, colors do not appear solid and may have a mottled or flecked appearance. If you are looking for solid colours, we recommend printing with letterpress. Letterpress is ideal for cotton papers!
Due to the texture on this stock – it cannot carry fine detail as well. The finest detail we recommend is a minimum of a 1pt line-weight.
As this is an uncoated paper card stock, we recommend reviewing: Design considerations for Uncoated.