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Makers of Fine Paper Since 1845

Welcome to James Cropper Speciality Papers

We are the UK's only truly bespoke speciality paper manufacturer of any scale and one of the world's foremost makers of coloured paper.

We can make virtually any colour of paper you like, from the purest whites to the deepest of blacks.

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Sustainability at the heart of everything

At James Cropper Speciality Papers, sustainability considerations are part of the fabric of our organisation.

Sustainability stewardship encompasses all aspects of the business, from sustainable fibre source, production efficiences, investment in alternative energy to waste management.

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Located at the heart of the English Lake District

James Cropper Speciality Papers location is a single site on the banks of the fast-flowing waters of the river Kent.

Our global logistic and customer support programmes are supported by excellent road, rail and air transport networks.

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Heritage & Tradition

Seven Chairmen

Six generations

One family

James Cropper Speciality Papers has been making fine paper since 1845.

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Creativity & Technology

The James Cropper Speciality Papers in-house laboratory based at the Paper Mill in Burneside, manage ongoing, new product and processs development programs.

We combine the latest computerised technology with traditional craft principles and create virtually any colour or characteristics.

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Our portfolio of work is extensive. We partner a wide range of decision makers across diverse sectors

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Cropper Collection

We offer our own ranges of speciality papers to meet diverse product applications

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James Cropper Corporate Video

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Colour matching and paper testing in the R&D laboratory.

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Luxurious papers from James Cropper

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The making of the Gerald book

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