A complete guide to the papers used in custom stationery
Continuing the series on the papers used in personalized stationery, today, I’m going to talk about colored papers.
If you haven’t seen the other posts in the series about the papers used in custom stationery, I’ll leave the link below for you.
- Part 1 – Paper
- Part 2 – Paper format
- Part 3 – Grammature of papers
- Part 4 – Types of Paper – Offset Paper
- Part 5 – Types of Paper – Bond Paper
- Part 6 – Types of Paper – Coated Paper
- Part 7 – Types of Paper – Glossy Paper
- Part 8 – Types of Paper – Matte Paper
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There are Colored Papers from different brands, such as, for example, Color Plus, Color Set, Candy Plus, Cardstock, Filipaper, Pop Set, Criacor etc.
When choosing a Colored Paper, you must observe whether or not it is colored in the mass. If it is colored in the mass, it has the advantage of leaving the crease of the product (a box, for example) in the same color as the surface (and not white, as in printed papers). That’s because it’s a paper with a colored core.
A well-known brand of colored paper is Papel Color Plus. It is colored in the mass.
Colored Paper can be printed on an inkjet and laser printer. If you choose to use a dark color Colored Paper for printing, you must check if the ink color used will overlap the paper color.
Remember that most printers do not print white!
Colored papers are often used in invitations, embellishments, layering, etc.
There are Colored Paper variations such as Metallic, Verge and Textured Paper, and over 30 colors available!
The commonly found weights of these papers are: 75 g, 120 g, 180 g and 240 g.
The Tables below show the characteristics of Colored Paper and its Advantages and Disadvantages.
|Cost||Does it fade?||Printer|
|High||No||inkjet and laser|
|Available in multiple stores||High cost|
|Assorted colors (over 30 available)||Difficult to print in dark colors|
Don’t miss the next post
In the next post I will continue talking about the types of paper and will be about special papers, scrapbook papers and digital papers. Don’t miss it, it will be published on 03/12/2021.