Our Papers and Finishes Explained

We get it, our extensive line of papers and finishes can get kind of complicated. That's why we've laid out this breakdown of each option we offer. However, the best way to get a sense of these is to get one of our FREE sample packs!

Check out this table below for a detailed review of what we can offer you!

70# Uncoated Text

A thin, uncoated stock that is most commonly used for letterheads, forms, notepads, or brochures.

80# Gloss Cover

A thin, coated stock (shiny appearance) that is most commonly used for brochures and sales sheets.

Black Cardstock

Available in thicknesses of 32pt, 48pt, 64pt, and 80pt.This cardstock is a midnight black uncoated stock. The entire stock, including the edges, is black. Spot White Ink can be printed alone or with full color ink as well.

Clear Rigid Plastic

Available in 20pt thickness, this clear plastic is a transparent plastic.

Cream Uncoated Cover

Available in 14pt and 18pt thickness.Cream Uncoated Stock is an off white stock that can be written on. Uncoated, meaning that it is not glossy.


Coated paper stocks generally have shine and a smooth texture. They are also glossy and are not suitable to write on. The paper is sealed and ink sits on top of the surface which creates a more vibrant and glossy image.

Frosted Rigid Plastic

Available in 20pt thickness, this plastic is frosted, meaning not fully transparent. "Frosted" can also be described as cloudy, partially blocking transparency, but not fully.

Gator Board

Gator Board is a stronger alternative to foam core. The synthetic exterior surface makes it water-resistant and great for long-term outdoor or indoor use.

Gloss Text

100# Gloss Text Paper, our default paper selection, is used for our booklets, brochures, posters, flyers, takeout menus, and a variety of other materials. These are all also C2S (coated on two sides). It can be folded by hand.

Hi Gloss UV

Shiny, high gloss ultraviolet coating that is applied to a printed paper surface via a liquid coating. It is then cured on a printing press or special machine using ultraviolet light. The effect is a smooth to the touch, shiny coating on the entire stock.

Kraft Cardstock

Available in 18, 32, 48, 64, and 80pt thickness. Compared to the typical papers, this paper has not been "bleached" to create the white color. Instead, this stock is brown, similar to that of a paper grocery bag.

Metallic Foil

Shiny, colored foil that can be stamped to specific parts of a printed piece.

Metallic Pearl

Our pearl line of stocks includes 15pt Metallic Pearl Ice, 15pt Metallic Pearl Champagne, 15pt Metallic Pearl Gold, and 13pt Metallic Pearl Silver. All of these stocks have a shimmering pearlescent look, each with their own color (ex: gold, silver, etc).

Prestige Collection with Color Seams

Our line of ultra-thick, luxurious, multi-ply stocks. Ranging in thickness from 32pt to 80pt, they also have an optional color seams. These color seams appear on the edges of the cards as a middle layer and come in a variety of colors.

Raised Foil

Raised foil in either gold, silver, or holographic color is a foil that is raised approximately 50 microns high. It feels elevated and smooth to the touch.

Raised Spot UV

Raised Spot UV is a clear spot gloss effect that feels elevated against the paper. It is also smooth to the touch and approximately 50 microns high.

Silk Cover

Silk Cover is a matte coated stock that feels smooth to the touch but is not shiny.

Silk Laminated

Silk Lamination is a matte lamination applied to both sides of a card. It creates a silky, smooth surface but is not shiny. While this is available as a 16pt stock, the final product more closely matches 19pt thickness.

Silk/Matte Text

Matte coated text paper that has a light silky finish on both sides. This paper can be folded by hand.

Soft Touch Cardstock

Available in 32, 48, 64, and 80pt thickness. Soft Touch is a coating applied to paper that creates a velvety, rose petalish feel. This stock is not shiny or glossy.Spot UV Printing

Spot UV Printing

Spot UV is a gloss treatment applied to specific parts of the design to draw more attention to that area. It is smooth and shiny.

Strathmore Bright White Wove

Available in 110# thickness. A premium stock with a uniform and smooth surface and 25% cotton fiber. The additional cotton adds more structure to the card. It feels more uncoated to the touch and is not shiny.

Synthetic Plastic

Available in 15pt thickness. The card is waterproof and also cannot tear or stain. It is a plastic paper.


Available in 13,14, 16, 18, 32, 48, 64, and 80pt. Uncoated is a smooth traditional stock that can be written on. It is not glossy or shiny. These stocks are best if you need to write on your products. Images will be softer and less crisp as the ink will be absorbed into the fibers of the paper.

Velvet Laminated

Available in 16pt. A lamination that is applied to both sides that creates a velvety surface. The stock is also scratch resistant. Once the lamination is added the actual thickness of the card is closer to about 19pt.

White Linen

Available in 14pt or 18pt thickness. It is a textured white linen paper. It enhances the feel of the subtle, natural crosshatch of the paper. It is similar to the texture of an old style tablecloth.

White Rigid Plastic

Available in 18pt or 20pt thickness. It is an opaque white plastic that is waterproof. It also resists tearing and stains.

White Synthetic Plastic

Available as 8mil and 15pt thickness. This stock is waterproof. It also resists tears and stains.


WonderFoil uses a cold foil application to create a metallic look on the printed product. There is an unlimited color spectrum and number of color applications allowed. Creates a pop or color and shine wherever you choose.

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