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Selecting the Right Paper

Choosing the right paper for your printing job can be an arduous task if you're not in the printing business. This page lists all of our papers with a brief description to help make the paper selection process an easier one. If you still have questions after reviewing this page then please contact us.

Text Weight Papers

20/50# Bond

Finish: Smooth

This is your everyday printer paper. It has an attractive blue-white shade and is most commonly found in home printers. This paper is made for economical printing. Made with Elemental Chlorine Free (ECF) virgin fiber content and manufactured under alkaline (acid-free) conditions for increased longevity and performance.

20/50# Bond - Pastels

This bond paper comes in a variety of pastel colors. Choose from Blue, Yellow, Ivory, Green, Tan, Pink, and Salmon. Contains 30% recycled fiber.

24/60# Text Smooth

Finish: Smooth

This paper features a uniform surface for better resolution and higher opacity for less show-through than the 20/50# paper. If you are printing double sided we recommend not using any lighter paper than this. Made with Elemental Chlorine Free (ECF) virgin fiber content and manufactured under alkaline (acid-free) conditions for increased longevity and performance.

24/60# Text Smooth - Pastels / Brights

This bond paper comes in a variety of colors. Choose from Ivory, Blue, Green, Yellow, Pink, Bright Green, Bright Yellow, Bright Blue, Bright Orange, Xmas Green, and Xmas Red. Bright Blue, Bright Orange, Xmas Green, and Xmas Red are 30% post consumer recycled.

28/70# Text Smooth

Finish: Smooth

This paper is a great inbetween from the lighter weight papers and the higher quality 32/80# papers. The excellent opacity results in minimal show-through. Made with Elemental Chlorine Free (ECF) virgin fiber content and manufactured under alkaline (acid-free) conditions for increased longevity and performance.

32/80# Text Smooth

Finish: Smooth

This paper is the highest grade text paper we carry. This paper features superb opacity for virtually no show-through. Made with Elemental Chlorine Free (ECF) virgin fiber content and manufactured under alkaline (acid-free) conditions for increased longevity and performance.

32/80# Text Gloss

Finish: Gloss

The same as 32/80# Text Smooth but with a gloss finish. Featuring superior toner adhesion for better image reproduction that rivals offset printing. This paper is perfect for high-end marketing collateral, advertising, annual reports and photo books, short run catalogs and magazines, brochures and more. Manufactured in North America.

100# Text Gloss

Finish: Gloss

Heaviest text weight paper available. Gloss finish gives magazine like look and feel. Common for high-end brochures, pamphlets, and books and manuals, this paper is meant to hold up to abuse while looking and feeling exceptionally professional.

Cover Weight Papers

65# Cover Smooth

Finish: Smooth

The lightest of the cover weight (cardstock) papers, the 65# Cover Smooth features a balanced white shade and a smooth, uniform surface for better resolution. Excellent opacity for minimal show-through. This paper is excellent for thicker brochures and flyers where the 32/80# text weight papers are still too light for your project. Made with Total Chlorine Free (TCF) and Elemental Chlorine Free (ECF) virgin fiber content. 10% post-consumer, Process Chlorine Free (PCF) and lignin-free fiber. Manufactured under alkaline (acid-free) conditions for increased longevity and performance.

65# Cover Gloss

Finish: Smooth

Same as the 65# Cover Smooth only with a gloss finish.

65# Cover Smooth - Pastels / Brights

This paper comes in a variety of colors. Choose from Ivory, Blue, Green, Bright Yellow, Bright Green, Bright Blue, Bright Orange, Xmas Green, and Xmas Red. Bright Blue, Bright Orange, Xmas Green, and Xmas Red are 30% post consumer recycled.

80# Cover Smooth

Finish: Smooth

A medium cover weight (cardstock) paper, the 80# Cover Smooth is a good choice for book and booklet covers or products that you may want to hang up like posters.

80# Cover Gloss

Finish: Gloss

Same as the 80# Cover Smooth only with a gloss finish. The gloss finish lends itself well to items with photos or a lot of color coverage.

100# Cover Smooth

Finish: Smooth

One of the thicker cover weight (cardstock) papers, the 100# Cover Smooth is better for business cards, postcards, and book covers than the 80# cover weight papers.

100# Cover Gloss

Finish: Gloss

Same as the 100# Cover Smooth only with a gloss finish.

8pt Cover Smooth - Water / Tearproof

Finish: Ultra Smooth

The 8pt synthetic paper is ideal for situations where moisture or wear are of concern. The paper is waterproof and tearproof making it an ideal stock for menus, cookbooks, manuals, and other high use products.

16pt Extra Thick Smooth

Finish: Matte

Extra thick 16pt cardstock. Excellent for business cards, postcards, greeting cards, and other collateral that requires the use of thick paper stock.

16pt Extra Thick Gloss

Finish: Gloss

Similar feel as the Smooth but has a semi-gloss finish.

Metallic Papers

100# Cover Metallic

Beautiful mica coated metallic surface will add a shimmer of sophistication and elegance to any print job. FSC certified. Elemental chlorine free. Acid free. Lignin free.

Recycled Papers

28/70# Text Smooth - 100% Recycled

Finish: Smooth

100% post consumer recycled fiber. Acid free. Manufactured with windpower. Unique digital imaging surface for enhanced toner transfer and color copy image quality.

80# Cover Smooth - 100% Recycled

Finish: Smooth

100% post consumer recycled fiber. Acid free. Manufactured with windpower. Unique digital imaging surface for enhanced toner transfer and color copy image quality.

Carbonless (Form) Papers

2 and 3 Part

The 2 part carbonless form consists of a white and canary sheet while the 3 part carbonless form consists of a white, canary, and pink sheet. Carbonless forms are sometimes referred to as carbon copies or NCR forms.

Label Papers

White Matte (Indoor)

This stock is great for items which will be used primarily indoors in a relatively dry environment, such as dry product labels and promotional stickers.

White High Gloss (Indoor)

This is the same as the White Matte Indoor stock but with a shiny/glossy finish.

Clear Gloss Poly (Indoor)

This shares the same qualities as the White High Gloss label stock but with a transparent background.

White Polyester (Outdoor)

This stock is more resistant to moisture and temperature changes, making it the better choice for stickers and labels which will be used outdoors or in environments with varying temperature conditions.

Wide Format Papers

HP Photo Semi-Gloss (Borderless)

Finish: Semi-Gloss

Beautiful high quality paper that will make your posters stand out from the crowd. Free Borderless printing. If you need a border you must include that in your file.

HP Photo High-Gloss (Borderless)

Finish: High-Gloss

Beautiful high quality paper that will make your posters stand out from the crowd. Free Borderless printing. If you need a border you must include that in your file.

15 oz. Scrim Vinyl

Finish: Scrim

Great for short-term outdoor use. 3-6 months.

6 mil Self Adhesive Matte

Finish: Matte

This paper has a beautiful Matte finish and is a self-adhesive polypropylene perfect for mounting on foam board or other surfaces. Great for sign up boards or other items that may need to be written on.

8 mil Self Adhesive Gloss

Finish: Gloss

This paper has a beautiful Gloss finish and is a self-adhesive polypropylene perfect for mounting on foam board or other surfaces. The slightly thicker 8 mil gloss gives the final product a higher shine than the matte finish.