Paper Stocks and Special Finishes

Although it might feel subliminal, the paper you choose is important for creating memorable print.

Navigating the different options can seem daunting, but we have the knowledge to make it fun. Whether you’re looking to make a statement, embody your brand or go a little off the wall, we’re here to guide you in the right direction when it comes to choosing the perfect paper stock. .

Most discussions around paper choice involve choosing between uncoated and uncoated. This is a great place to start, but there are plenty of options to choose from, especially where uncoated stock is concerned. Our most economical choice is standard white. If you’d like something a little more high quality, then ask to see quotes on off white – Arena Natural Rough is our choice for a warm off-white, or ask for Arena Milk for a cooler tone. Our premium paper of choice is GF Smith, which boasts plenty of different textures and shades of ‘white’.

Sustainable paper options

It’s increasingly important for brands to be aware of their environmental impact, so your paper choice could be another way of demonstrating your commitment to sustainability. All our papers are FSC accredited and so from sustainable sources, but some of our customers prefer to print on recycled paper – read more about making this choice here. Choose from uncoated or silk, or for something that feels more bespoke, GF Smith’s ‘Accent’ is perfect for a warmer tone. Their Extract range breathes new life into recycled coffee cups. If you’d like to add interest to your recycled paper, LOOP Birch might be the option for you. It’s FSC-certified and 100% recycled and carbon-neutral. It features a flecked finish, for a more natural look and feel.

Coloured stock

Some projects demand attention, and there’s nothing we love more than white ink on fantastically bright paper to make your print stand out. GF Smith Colorplan is the premium choice, sustainably produced in the UK with 55 colours in its collection. Keaykolour offers 45 sophisticated colours; the perfect mid-range which is Carbon balanced with the World Land Trust (read more about our commitment to carbon balancing here), meaning you don’t have to compromise on quality or environmental responsibility.

Specialist paper

For those looking to create a lasting impression, we can print on a range of specialist paper stocks. GF Smith Gmund bier is both impactful and resourceful. Cairn Flora is embedded with wildflower and grass seeds, turning an invitation or gift tag into a present for wildlife. Whether your priority is bang for your buck, environmental responsibility, or making a statement that stands out, the possibilities for your paper choices are endless. If you’d like to collaborate then get in touch – we’d love to hear your idea!