Satin is our recommended default choice for the very best results. It’s a coated paper with a satin finish and a slight sheen. Satin is suitable for print jobs containing text and pictures, makes printed colors appear bright and well defined, and is great for readability. If in doubt, choose satin.
Gloss is a coated paper with a high shine. Printed colors appear bright and vivid on gloss paper, making it ideal for displaying striking images and photographs in color.
Unlike gloss or satin, this paper does not have a coating, which gives it a very soft finish. The ink sinks into the paper, giving the color a more understated appearance. Uncoated paper is a great choice for stationary or postcards, since it’s easy to write on and has a prestigious look and feel.
This is an uncoated paper that has all of the characteristics of uncoated paper, but has not been treated to make it as white as possible. Instead, it has a natural off-white color. Natural paper is a perfect choice for a more vintage or rustic look.
As the name suggests, this consists of 100% recycled paper. Recycled paper saves trees, and also saves more than 70% of the energy and water used in traditional paper production. It has a natural look but is still very white.
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