Which Paper Type?

Here’s a quick guide to the most common types of paper used for printing.

Uncoated Paper

Uncoated paper is made from 100% cellulose which gives it its strength. This paper is ideal for easy to read text as well as a soft tone to images, it also has a great age-resistant surface.

Ideal for photocopiers and printers, uncoated paper can be printed and written on.

Recycled Paper

Consisting of 100% recycled used paper, this is the environmentally friendly choice. Recycled paper saves on wood resources as well as using up to 70% less water and energy when compared to a non-recycled alternative. If you have a green ethos, this is definitely the choice for you.

Natural Paper

Natural paper is all paper that has not been coated during the manufacturing process. As a result of this, anything printed onto natural paper will give great opacity as well as a vivid and high-class feel. All natural paper is uncoated paper.

Silk/Gloss Finish

Silk and gloss finished paper is paper that has been coated in a synthetic gloss or silk coating and as a result the paper has a smoother, stronger finish. With this type of paper the result will be a high quality finish and higher reproduction so is ideal for printing requirements containing images.