Paper converting can often sit as a separate service to papermaking, with a complicated and lengthy supply chain limiting possibilities for the customer. However, the James Cropper Tailor Made service allows our clients to take their vision to the next level by benefitting from the fact that our papermaking and converting capabilities are all under one roof.
Feeling is believing and the versatile surface of James Cropper papers can be made to take on forms that are as intriguing to the touch as they are beautiful to the eye.
Why not heighten tactility and add visual impact with one of the textured designs in the James Cropper collection?
At James Cropper, paper converting goes hand in hand with papermaking. Over decades we've worked as a team to give our clients endless choice with new treatments, manufacturing processes and design innovations. We are developing new possibilities everyday.
Whether it's bespoke embossing, laminating for effect or varnishing for technical performance, you are looking for, we are driven by the creativity of our clients and embrace every challenge.
Our paper converting processes add a whole new dimension to papermaking. We focus on texture, appearance and effects that complement the finished paper.
Textures and Patterns
James Cropper offers a choice of more than 30 different embossing patterns including textile weaves, leathers, rippling effects and intricate geometrics in grid, spot or linear formations to further enhance our premium papers and boards.
We can also create a tailor made design for those wanting something truly unique.
HOT PRESS To give increased clarity and depth to the textured finish, embossing patterns can be applied using a Hot Press heating method.
WATER-BASED VARNISH Whilst a simple clear gloss or matt water based varnish can enhance the appearance of the paper, it also improves resistance to scuffing and finger-marking. A gloss varnish reflects back the light and makes the base colour appear richer and more vivid. A matt varnish gives the surface a satin look with a discreet sheen.
We can duplex, film laminate or coat paper to create unique effects and textures quiet unlike anything you'd get from print.
- Laminating up to 5 plies in single colour or striking colour combinations
- Papers from 70gsm to 3mm thick - Decorative film and foil options - Shimmering pearl effects - Custom inclusions
We go to great lengths to prove your papers lasting integrity.
Starting with the selection of raw materials to ensure the right paper grade and right choice of dyes and pigments are used to support your technical requirements.
We can then add lamination and coatings during the converting process to ensure optimal colourfastness, rub/bleed resistance, waterproofing and strength.
The mill can produce papers from 70gsm to 450gsm on machine. In addition we have the facility to laminate multiple paper plies to create heavyweight boards up to 3mm thick in single or multi-colour combinations.
Our papers and boards can be produced in reel or sheet form.