The Right Paper Makes All The Difference

The next time you’re planning to have something printed, ask us about the possibilities. EBC Printing stocks a wide array of specialty paper in addition to the more common selections. Choosing a different type of paper is a nice way to take your print job to the next level.

Matte vs Gloss: Matte paper is usually the way to go. It is more subtle and is not shiny. It lets the design speak for itself. Glossy paper is fine for promotional materials or when a slick look is needed.

Paper Weight: A thicker paper is the right choice for things like business cards and invitations. Nothing is worse than a flimsy business card, while a thicker business card projects strength. A thicker paper is also good for brochures. Things like fliers, handbills and inserts are better suited to a lighter paper. In the printing business thickness is denoted by “pounds” For example 120 lb card stock is a thick stock.

Specialty paper: To really make your printed piece stand out specialty paper is the way to go. A linen paper gives a more classy look and feel. Anytime a textured paper is used in introduces another element to stimulate the senses – that of touch. There are also coated paper stocks that have a nice feel. At EBC Printing we have a wide variety to choose from and we can special order paper as well.

Colored Paper: If you’re on a tighter budget a great solution is to print black on colored paper. This adds color without having to print a full color job. Black ink on yellow paper is a great combination.

So before your next print job be sure to speak with one of our print specialists to explore all the paper possibilities! We can give you some suggestions and show you examples of what would work best with your job. Selecting different paper is a fun way to give your next print job a new twist

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