Selecting a Paper Stock

Choosing a paper stock is an important part of determining the final look and feel of your product. We offer a wide variety of paper stocks, but not all options will be suitable for all types of designs. 

If your design has very minimal ink coverage:

A simple design can be suitable for any paper stock; however, we suggest to choose one of our colored, recycled or textured stocks to add interest to your print. See: Colorplan, Cotton, Pulp, Kraft or Uncoated.

If your design is colorful or has full ink coverage:

Coated white stocks are the best choice to keep the color and solid ink coverage looking consistent. See: Silk Matte, Matte, Semi Gloss, or Super Gloss. 

If you want your cards to sparkle:

We have a wide variety of shades and options in our Pearl collection. Some of our Pearl colors look best with minimalist designs; however, more versatile options like Pearl Silver can look great even with a photographic design. This is an excellent choice for Invitations. See: Pearl.

If you want your design produced in foil:

Our Premium Black line offers unique stocks that are only available with foil or emboss. Nothing can beat the look of metallic foil on an all-black card stock. Foil can be added to almost any of our stocks; however, Premium Black is recommended for the most high-end product. See: Premium Black or Foil. 

If you want your cards to be thick:

Our 28pt Mega Thick business cards are available in Uncoated and Matte, and have a similar thickness to a credit card.

We also offer duplex cards where you can choose any two stocks to be mounted together, achieving super thick card.

Lastly, Letterpress is available on ultra thick 40pt Cotton stock for the most luxurious thickness. See: 28pt Mega Thick, Duplex, Cotton

If you want your cards to be environmentally friendly:

We offer a range of stocks that are made from 100% recycled content. See Kraft, Pulp, Uncoated.

If you are unsure about which stock to choose, we recommend ordering one of our 5 sample pack options from our Sample Pack page.

 

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