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Paper stock choices

Paper stockA range of paper stocks is available to make the most of your print job. Understanding the following and making the most appropriate choice may increase the impact of your print job.

Coated

Made with a surface coating, this paper is available in a range of finishes from dull to gloss. The coating allows for maximum smoothness and ink holdout in the printing process.

Digital

Unlike traditional offset printing, the digital printing environment is centred on quick turnarounds, short runs, and the ability to vary printed information within the run. For the best results, use papers designed for this specific process.

Flecked, Flocked and Fibred

Coloured cotton and/or rayon fibres are added to the paper stock to create the decorative look of hand-made paper. Other additives include jute fibres, and coloured bits of paper stock.

Laser

Very smooth, low-moisture papers are manufactured in cut sizes for laser printers and office duplicating equipment. Low moisture prevents paper curling from the high heat in laser printers.

Recycled Paper

This is paper which meets minimum reclaimed content standards established by federal, state and municipal governments, and the paper industry. Fibre content usually consists of post-consumer and pre-consumer reclaimed fibre, as well as virgin pulp.

Your local Kwik Kopy Printing Account Manager is an expert at choosing the right paper stocks for your print job. They’ll be more than happy to show you what is available and recommend options for maximum effect.

For more handy design and printing tips, head to your nearest Kwik Kopy Centre.

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