Uniquely Distinctively Paper
Why it's important to know the difference
Typically, writing papers are offered in a variety of whites and off-whites, with textures ranging from smooth to embossed. Writing papers come in several weights, 20 lb., 24 lb. and 28 lb. Writing papers are generally used for letterhead and communication systems, but can also be used for advertising flyers, reports or any other project where a lightweight paper is appropriate.
Text and Cover Papers:
Typically, Text and Cover papers are offered in a wide variety of colors from lights to darks, with numerous textures and a variety of surface finishes. Our papers are made from high-grade bleached wood pulp or cotton fibers. Recycled sheets include high quality post consumer fiber pulp, in addition to the bleached wood pulp or cotton fibers.
The distinction between Text and Cover papers is primarily one of weight. Text papers are typically used for the inside pages of books, brochures, annual reports and direct mail pieces. The weight of Text papers also lends itself to advertising flyers as well as letterhead and communication systems.
Cover papers are heavier than Text sheets and are generally used for the covers of brochures, annual reports and folders where extra bulk and protection are needed. Other Cover uses include calendars, menus, invitations and announcements. Except for their basis weight, Text and Cover papers are manufactured identically. “Double Thick” papers are made from two Cover weight sheets pasted together. “Cover Plus” papers are made from two Text weight sheets pasted together. Both are pasted covers, offered for projects requiring extra bulk or stability.
88 lb. Cover Plus = two 80 lb. text sheets pasted
110 lb. Cover Plus = two 100 lb. text sheets pasted
130 lb. Double Thick = two 65 lb. cover sheets pasted
170 lb. Double Thick = two 80 lb. cover sheets pasted
Suggested Uses for Writing, Text and Cover Papers:
Uncoated Writing, Text and Cover papers are ideal for a wide variety of projects. Their ability to satisfy functional, economical and communications goals is unmatched, and their ability to make every project distinctive is unparalleled. They can often be a smart alternative to coated papers.
Index paper is a stiff, inexpensive paper with a smooth finish. Offering high bulk but low weight, this paper is an ideal choice for business reply cards.
Tag paper is a heavy utility grade of paper best used to print hangtags for consumer goods such as clothing and accessories. Tag paper must be strong and durable, yet deliver a strong performance on press.
Vellum Bristol Papers:
Vellum Bristol is a fine quality cardboard paper usually made by laminating several sheets together. The toothy finish makes the paper relatively absorbent and fast drying.
Suggested Uses for Index, Tag and Vellum Bristol Papers:
File folders, tab/divider pages, hangtags, direct mail, table tents, business reply cards.