Our Colorplan Collection offers a diverse range of vibrantly colored paper stocks, all in a sturdy 18pt thickness and with a smooth uncoated surface.
As with the rest of our colored stocks, we recommend designs that do not have a solid or full coverage background so that the natural color of the stock and texture can shine on its own. Covering this will negate the purpose of choosing a colored stock and most importantly, can alter the color output of your design. Below are a few additional considerations.
Color (Paper and Inks)
The color of the paper stock will affect the overall appearance of your design. Lighter colors of your design will be very subtle on a colored stock, unless you place your order with White Ink. Medium to darker colors tend to appear darker when printed on a colored stock. Darker colored stocks are only suitable to be printed with dark colors and black if you are using CMYK inks only. Otherwise, please select White Ink as an underlay, for producing opaque lighter colours, or for a solid white print.
Photographs and gradients are not recommended as the colored stock will greatly alter the colors. Minimal colors and simple designs are best.
The use of heavy coverage or full color backgrounds is not suitable for this stock. Minimalistic designs are best! If your design has a lot of color and heavy coverage, we suggest a white and coated stock for optimal results.
White ink is available as an underlay for helping lighter colours appear opaque, or for a solid white print!
Due to the slight texture of the Colorplan stocks, it cannot hold fine detail as well. The finest detail we recommend is 0.4pt line-weight; however, please note that light colours or lines that are not solid (such as dotted lines) should be made thicker.