Card and Paper

 

The three choices for you to make are the colour, weight and texture for your writing paper and correspondence cards. We have one of the largest stocks of paper and card available. The weights of the card and paper are best shown through our sample packs. It really helps to feel and see them to understand the difference between the lighter and heavier weights as well as the textures and colours.

Colour: Our most popular ranges include a variety of whites, creams, blues and greys. Each of our standard stock has matching envelopes. However we are not limited to those, as brightly coloured papers and cards are available in a myriad of hues and we have one of the largest stocks of paper and card available on site. N.B. Other than our standard stock the coloured papers and card may not have matching envelopes.

Weight: Paper and card come in different weights. A4 letterhead used for printers tends to be 100gsm or 120gsm whereas writing paper ranges from 120gsm to 160gsm. The weight of the card and paper is best shown through our sample packs.

Texture: Some paper and card come in 3 choices of texture: wove (smooth), laid (rippled) and antique(rough) as shown below. When choosing a paper or card, please try writing on it with your usual pen. Some people find laid paper rather scratchy when using a fountain pen.

Finishes:

There are 3 paper and card textures available, wove (smooth), laid (rippled) and antique(rough) as shown below.

This is wove (smooth)

This is wove (smooth)

This is laid (rippled)

This is laid (rippled)

This is an antique (rough) finish

This is an antique (rough) finish