Which Paper Stock Should I Use?
Paper stock choices are endless... so we thought we would summarise a few of the different types for you. FYI we only use the best stock available from the best Australian paper houses like K.W. Doggett Fine Paper and BJ Ball Papers.
Standard Paper Stock:
Generally have a rougher more natural finish. You might see uncoated papers in books and low quality catalogues. This paper tends to soak up the ink as it is quite porous.
They come in gloss and matt finishes. This paper lends itself to the sharp and bright finished product that most business owners and print buyers are looking for. It is best to avoid a gloss finish if you want to be able to write on the finished product.
Plain face, window face, self seal, peel & seal and lick & stick. Come in a range of sizes from DL, DLX, C5, C4, B5 and A3
Recycled Papers can range from 100% recycled product to a percentage of recycled product. With 100% recycled paper the fibres are visible in the paper. Whereas 50/50 recycled gives a smoother finish and also helps minimise the cost of the recycled content.
This paper is where there is texture in a laid pattern and a printed watermark as a shadow in the paper. This can be really effective if you want your audience to ‘feel’ your product rather than just see it.
This paper obviously has a metallic look and the stock actually has metal fibres in the paper. A more costly option but great effect.
NCR = No Carbon Required. Special paper for order, invoice and delivery docket books. Writing transfers onto the duplicate, triplicate or quadruplicate copies.