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Stock Descriptions

Below is a brief description of the stock weights, types and finishes that we offer.

Please refer to this list if you need help picking a stock for your project or require more information on a specific stock that we offer.

If you require further clarification about a particular stock or have any other queries please make an enquiry through our enquiry form here.

For further information on Poster and Board stocks please see our Poster and Board stock page here.

For more information on Pull Up Banners, X Banners and A Frames please see our Pull Up, X Banner and A Frames explanation page

For more information on Outdoor Banners please see our Outdoor Banner explanation page

Paper Weights:

Paper Types:

Wide Format Only Poster Stocks:

Signage and Boards:

Stickers:

Specialty Stocks:

Finishing Options

Paper Weights

80-100gsm Standard office photocopier/printer paper. Commonly used for letterheads, with compliment slips, black and white documents & the inner pages of wire bound books.
115gsm A cost effective option for flyers, usually used for disposable promotional material such as letterbox drops, promotional flyers and posters.
150gsm A slightly thicker and more durable stock. Commonly used for flyers, brochures, menus, posters & booklets.
170gsm Our thickest ‘paper’ stock. Often used for high quality flyers, brochures, posters and magazines.
250gsm A thin board. Mainly used for economy business cards, flyers, posters, marketing cards, booklets and brochures.
350gsm A thicker board ideal for business cards, greeting cards and postcards.
400-420gsm A heavy, premium card stock, usually used for business cards, promotional cards and presentation folders
450gsm Our strongest and heaviest card stock, usually used for business cards, promotional cards and presentation folders
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Paper Types

Laser Bond 80-100gsm As an uncoated stock, Laser Bond has a matt appearance and can easily be written on. It is designed to go through your desktop printer.
Linen 100/280gsm Linen Stock is characterised by a refined woven grid texture. It is commonly used for business cards, letterheads & invitations.
Recycled Uncoated 100-350gsm For an environmentally friendly choice we have a range of recycled uncoated papers and boards. All of our recycled stocks are bright white in colour. Being uncoated they have a matt look/texture and are easy to write or draw on.
Recycled Satin Art 115-250gsm For an environmentally friendly choice we have a range of recycled satin artpapers and boards. These stocks are bright white in colour and satin coated both sides with a smooth low shine finish. Satin coated paper is more resistant to environmental factors such as dirt, moisture and wear. Satin coated stocks have excellent reproduction for full colour images and photos.
Gloss Art 115-350gsm Our gloss art stocks are gloss coated both sides with a smooth shiny finish. Gloss coated paper is more resistant to environmental factors such as dirt, moisture and wear. Gloss coated stocks have excellent reproduction for full colour images and photos. Unless otherwise listed, stocks on our website labelled as ‘Coated’ are either Gloss Artpapers or Gloss ArtBoards.
Matt-Satin Art 150-350gsm Our matt-satin art stocks are bright white in colour and matt coated both sides with a smooth low shine finish. Matt-satin coated paper is more resistant to environmental factors such as dirt, moisture and wear. Matt-satin coated stocks have excellent reproduction for full colour images and photos.
High Bulk Bleach Board 235gsm Gloss coated on the outside, uncoated on the inside This stock allows for excellent reproduction of sharp colour images on one side while allowing you to write on the other - perfect for greeting cards, birthday cards, Christmas cards, etc...
Uncoated Board 350gsm Bright white in colour, with an uncoated finish (a matt look/texture). Due to the uncoated surface, this stock is ideal to write or draw on.
Gloss Art 400-420gsm This premium card stock is gloss coated both sides for a smooth shiny finish. An excellent choice for business cards, presentation cards and promotional materials.
Gloss Art 450gsm This premium card stock is our highest weighted stock. It is both strong and rigid. An excellent choice for business cards, presentation cards and promotional materials.
2-Tone Brown Kraft Paper 185gsm A 2-toned flecked brown stock, with one smooth side and one rough/textured side. Due to the uncoated surface, this stock is ideal to write or draw on. Cannot print white. As most inks are transparent the brown of the paper stock will show through almost all colours. For this reason light colours will not show well against this brown stock. For more information please follow this link
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Wide Format Only Poster Stocks

For a more comprehensive guide to Wide Format only stocks please see our Board and Poster Stock descriptions here.

Satin Paper 200gsm Low shine coated paper. Brilliant colour reproduction, image clarity and a silky non reflective surface. UV rated for up to 24-36 months in direct sunlight.
Gloss Artpaper 200gsm Our high gloss artpaper will really make photos and complex images stand out. UV rated for up to 24-36 months in direct sunlight.
Synthetic Paper 180µm Tear & Moisture Resistant Synthetic Paper with a matt no shine surface. Our Synthetic paper stocks are more durable than regular paper and are moisture resistant. UV rated for up to 24-36 months in direct sunlight.
Premium Artist Canvas.  Pure cotton artists canvas. Perfect for art prints and can be stretched over frames. UV rated for up to 24-36 months in direct sunlight.
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Signage and Boards

For a more comprehensive guide to Board stocks please see our Board and Poster Stock descriptions here.

Corflute 5mm Corflute is a hollowed fluted plastic board made from Polypropylene. As a durable outdoor stock Corflute is commonly used on outdoor fences and walls and is a cost effective outdoor board option. It is also waterproof. UV rated for up to 24-36 months in direct sunlight.
Fome-Cor 5mm Indoor use only. Fome-Cor is rigid and has a polystyrene inner and foam outer. It is more light weight than Forex Foamed PVC but can dint and damage more easily. It is suited for wall hangings or for use on walls where you do not want that much weight. UV rated for up to 24-36 months in direct sunlight.
Forex Foamed PVC 3mm This is a flat solid stock which is to be used indoors but can be used outdoors for only a couple of weeks. It does not dint very easily but is not rigid. It is great for walls or wall hangings. It is also waterproof. UV rated for up to 24-36 months in direct sunlight.
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Stickers

White Gloss Paper Stickers Gloss coated paper stickers with a smooth shiny finish and permanent adhesive (NOT UV rated in direct sunlight). With excellent reproduction for full colour images and photos, perfect for indoor use or for temporary outdoor use. 
White Uncoated Paper Stickers Uncoated paper stickers, bright white in colour with a matt look/texture and permanent adhesive (NOT UV rated in direct sunlight). Due to the uncoated surface this is the perfect stock when you need stickers & labels that are easy to write or draw on. 
White Gloss Vinyl Stickers Gloss coated vinyl stickers with a smooth shiny finish and permanent adhesive (UV rated for up to 24-36 months in direct sunlight). This hard wearing durable vinyl material is specifically designed to be used in outdoor situations. 
Transparent Gloss Vinyl Stickers Transparent gloss vinyl stickers with a clear finish and permanent adhesive (UV rated for up to 12 months in direct sunlight). Hard wearing and durable, perfect for car decals and shop window promotions. 
White Gloss Synthetic Stickers Gloss coated synthetic stickers with a smooth shiny finish and permanent adhesive (NOT UV rated in direct sunlight). The tear & moisture resistant material is perfect for moist environments * and applications which require more durability than our standard paper stickers. 
Silver Gloss Synthetic Stickers Gloss coated silver synthetic stickers with a shiny finish and permanent adhesive (NOT UV rated in direct sunlight). Need to add extra bling to your labels? The gloss silver finish will make your product stand out from the crowd!
White Matt Synthetic Stickers Matt coated synthetic stickers with a smooth low shine finish and permanent adhesive (NOT UV rated in direct sunlight). The tear & moisture resistant material is perfect for moist environments * and applications which require more durability than our standard paper stickers. 
Transparent Gloss Synthetic Stickers Transparent gloss synthetic stickers with a clear finish and permanent adhesive (NOT UV rated in direct sunlight).
Transparent Matt             Synthetic Stickers Transparent matt synthetic stickers with a frosted finish and permanent adhesive (NOT UV rated in direct sunlight). 
*Please note, stickers must always be adhered to a smooth dry surface and left in a dry area for at least 2 hours before placing into a cold or moist environment.    Please do not use paper stickers in moist environments as the paper material may become soggy. For stickers/labels to be used in moist environments, please select one of our vinyl or synthetic options instead.
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Specialty Stocks

Plastic Cards Plastic cards are strong, rigid and waterproof. They are used for business cards & loyalty cards
Magnets We offer both square cornered and rounded cornered magnets. Magnets are a great choice for a longer lasting promotional message that your customers can stick to their fridge or similar metallic surface.
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Finishing Options

Laminating

Laminating adds a thin, transparent plastic coating to printing products. Laminating can be used for both protective and aesthetic effects.

Matt Laminate Matt laminate is our most popular finish. It has a smooth finish which reduces glare. It works best with lighter backgrounds and colours.
Velvet Laminate Velvet Laminate has an ultra soft velvety finish which reduces glare. It works best with lighter backgrounds and colours.
Gloss Laminate Gloss laminate produces a high shine finish. It helps bring out vibrant colours and works well on darker backgrounds.

Specialty Finishing

Printing finishes and effects that will really make your design stand out!

UV Spot Gloss Your order will first be Matt Laminated. It will then be Gloss UV Varnished onto a selected area e.g. a logo or other graphical element you wish to highlight.
Raised Spot Gloss Varnish / Scodix Your order will first be Velvet Laminated. It will then be Raised Gloss Varnished onto a selected area e.g. a logo or other graphical element you wish to highlight.
Raised Gold/Silver Metal Finish Your order will first be Velvet Laminated. It will then be Raised Gloss Varnished onto a selected area e.g. a logo or other graphical element you wish to highlight. The Raised Gloss Varnish is then coated in either Silver or Gold metal foil, giving your printing a raised metallic finish
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