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HIPPO BLOG

Mar23

PAPER AND CARD FOR PRINT

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This is just a little blog explaining a bit more about the paper and card we use and why we choose these particular stocks. We only use premium brand stocks as it ensures consistently high standards for our customers and leads to less issues for us during the print process.

Firstly, our flyer stocks: 130gsm gloss paper - this is the ideal economy paper for flyers and leaflets, it has some thickness but not so much that it becomes weighty, whilst the gloss makes it eye catching. This is very similar to the shiny paper that most of the flyers that come through your door are printed on, and is generally considered the industry standard for leaflets. 170gsm Gloss paper - this paper offers a bit more thickness than the 130gsm gloss, giving it a more substantial feel and a classier look. This is typically used for more important leaflets, pamphlets, and other printed promotional items where the distribution is more defined. 300gsm gloss card - this card is significantly thicker than our other stocks in the flyers and leaflet range. It is similar to the club flyers handed out to promote events but is also perfectly suited to tradeshow handouts or pre-printed postcards.

blog2.jpgOur stationery (not stationary) range: 100gsm standard - your usual copier paper is 80gsm bond, this is 100gsm bond and as such has 25% more weight to it. It is still a similar level of whiteness and smoothness to copier paper but feels much better due to the added thickness. This is ideal for letterheads and compliment slips. 120gsm premium - for our 120gsm premium stationery (not stationary) we use 120gsm DCP from Clairefontaine. This paper is extremely good and adds a very classy feel to your compliment slips and letterheads. It is crisp white (significantly whiter than the standard paper), with a lush smooth finish and even more weight to it. This paper is especially good if you use a fountain pen to write and is without a doubt the paper of choice for the staff here at Hippoprint. 330gsm board - the board we use to print our business cards is a premium 330gsm Ivory board (Ivory is the type of board not the colour - it is in fact a clean white colour) which has a very substantial feel to it without being ridiculously thick. We have over the years tried many stocks but despite its expense have settled on this one. In our opinion 400gsm is a bit too thick and unless laminated doesn′t really look or feel that great, anything less than 300gsm is too flimsy and feels cheap. 330gsm Ivory board offers enough thickness to give the right impression to your customers, and the finish is a smooth but tasteful finish eliminating the need for laminating.

Wide Format Posters: 190gsm Gloss paper - this is the stock of choice for our wide format posters. It is very glossy and similar to photo paper in appearance. This paper will give your A0, A1 and A2 posters the desired impact.

Stickers: Crack back - this sticker material comes in large sheets allowing us to print and cut easily. If you have had a sticker that is cut to size and has a backing that has slits along it on an angle then you will have had stickers on crack-back before. This material is ideal for short runs of stickers, though is not suitable to long term outdoor use.

Well, I hope this has been of some use to you and should you need any advice or have any questions please don′t hesitate to ask.

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