Here are some of our favorite paper stocks for creating your title:
Matte uncoated paper has a lovely soft feel and look to it. Because there is no coating, the ink bleeds a bit and saturates the paper. It is the go-to choice for vintage or retro titles. It is also good for pastels, art prints, and water colors.
Think: soft, fuzzy edges.
White coated paper is the default paper stock for artwork. Coated paper is ideal for “crisp” art or photos. The coating prevents ink from saturating the paper so there is very little spread.
Think: white, crisp canvas.
Fiberboard paper is eco-friendly because it is reclaimed, end of chain, pulp material that is normally discarded. The pulp is used to create a fibrous paper stock. Because it is left unbleached, there is a brownish color to it.
Think: homespun, burlap.
Our default paper contains 70-80% recycled, post consumer waste which is higher than the EPA’s definition of recycled paper (50%). We can do 100% recycled paper if desired, but we find the high pcw fiber percentage isn’t very firm.
Think: ECO commitment.
Kraft paper is an uncoated paper available in a tan or black color. Black is a popular option for inner wraps on LPs and books. Because the tan paper is somewhat sepia toned, it is often used for vintage titles.
If you want a really pronounced matte look, you may want to consider matte lamination which is a heat sealed layer of plastic applied on top of the paper. The lamination results in a hard, matte shell. Also, bonus points for no fingerprints!
Disc printing can be up to 6 colors, and one of those can be a matte ink. Because the order of ink printing is very important in specialty prints, a test disc is recommended to view the results.
Cork Hubs are a great way to do plastic-free packaging. They also can be used on unusual sized packaging. Because the cork color is naturally sepia toned or aged, clients often pair it with tan kraft paper or fiberboard paper. Cork Hub
Color matches Tan Kraft or Fiberboard Stock
Works well with unusual sized or shaped packaging
Recycled paper can also be used to create disc trays for digipaks. Paper stock is 100% pcw and the tray has a cork hub in the center.