Choosing the best paper for your print job can be confusing. Many new and experienced commercial print buyers ask what is the best or cheapest paper you have? Its not really a stupid question and it is constantly being set. Commercial printing is very competitive and price sensitive so looking for the best value not the cheapest price will improve print marketing efforts. Keep in mind that cheap is cheap and you do not want to project your business or yourself if you want to be successful. The little money you can save by going cheap can ruin your marketing. Im not saying you need to find the most expensive printing service for the best quality. The things that count are competitive prices highest quality and personalized customer service. Make sure you have a guarantee that if it is the printers error they quickly take ownership of the problem.
The most popular standard materials for online printing services use.
14pt carton is impressive for business cards postcards trading cards or something that requires a large card stock. It feels high quality in your hand. Slightly less than 14 pt. Feels thin and cheap.
16 pt carton has the same characteristics but is slightly thicker than 14 pt. Its a good choice that works well in a pocket or in the mail. Some online printers offer 16 pt. as a free upgrade.
16 pt. Silk cardboard is more expensive but worth the price. It has a soft silky feeling that says exclusive elegance It is perfect for luxury products services and professionals. It is an elegant option for business cards and postcards and ensures a strong quality certificate.
100 lb book text is a high quality paper tray for flyers brochures newsletters and the inside of a catalog. This layer is thicker than the average magazine and the coating allows this paper to work better on print for color and detail. 100 lb. Glossary is often used for brochures brochures and the inside of the catalogs. Most printing services with modern presses should offer free aqueous coating and satin coating or overall UV coating options. Printing services that do not offer aqueous coating have old presses.
100 lb shine protection material is great for those who want a heavier weight. For the highest quality100 Lb must be available in both shine and matt boring aqueous coating. Cover for brochures catalog and booklet specifications and special real estate agents.
70 kg of uncoated text book is an affordable lightweight smooth white and white paper that produces color faithfully. 70 lb corresponds to 28 lb bond paper. Its a good choice of stationery and stationery and envelopes. Because it is uncoated and absorbs ink into the fiber it should not be used to print dark color over large areas that may have traces on the back of the sheet.
70 lb textile book has a textured surface that is embossed after the paper is made. It has the look and feel of linen fabric that makes it perfect to present as an elegant and impressive writing paper. It can be written on and is laser and inkjet printers. Its a top in the choice for stationery and envelopes. Linen paper is made of 25% cotton with 30% Post Consumer Recycled Fiber which makes it an environmentally friendly alternative.
100 lb linen cover has the same characteristics as 70 lb linen It is the matching heavier weight that it is ideal for business cards postcards presentation folders and multi-page booklets. For the best green option it should be printed with soya or vegetable inks and aqueous solvents on the press. Linen paper is easy to divert and recycle for other uses.
10 PT EndurAce waterproof and demolition resistant paper is a unique product made of special material that makes it waterproof resilient and provides a durability that will last for many years. They are good for restaurant menus emergency services insurance cards business cards maps flyers and brochures.
17 PT MAGNETS layer has a clear UV lamination that protects it from scuffing and scratches. It is an effective marketing tool that sticks and strengthens your brand. Magnetic cards can be used as business cards emergency contact information calendars schedules and meeting cards. They attract customers.
21 PT LENTICULAR lets you animate two or three different layers on one card. The excite interests played with and shown around. They tell you your unique message in a fun and interesting way. Make an unforgettable campaign that gets a lot of attention. You can use the back of the card to provide details and increase the campaign.
20 PT PLASTIC CARDS are very durable and printed on 20PT Plastic-Opaque White Frosted and Clear layers. With these cards it is possible to stand out from the crowd. Note when designing is frosty short transparent.