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Creating the right impression from the first moment of contact is an important part of the communication process. The quality feel and distinctiveness of paper used on letterheads, business cards and notebooks is often seen as an endorsement of a company’s image.

Can't find what you're looking for? Our paper experts are ready to help.

All James Cropper stationery papers are manufactured to a high quality to project professionalism and ensure clarity of image for printers and end users.

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A variety of surface finishes

When thinking about the surface finish, it imparts both tactile and visual sensations. It can make a product more than just attractive; it can make it interactive. Smooth, antique or textured options are available.

Silvine Originals Pocket Notebook

Discernible high quality feel for outstanding presentation

The vast and rich attributes of uncoated papers have evolved with time and, combined with the wide ranging printing and conversion techniques that are available, enhance creative design and bring communications to life.


Matching paper and board weights for coordinated stationery

Paper is classified by weight in gsm (grammes per square metre) and board weights are sometimes measured in microns (1000ths of a millimetre). Selecting the right weight suited to the application is essential.

Kendal Laid

Matching the past of British papermaking with the requirements of contemporary business.

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Other Papers for stationery:

A non-woven covering material with an embossed surface texture to emulate cloth.

A premium collection of smooth uncoated papers available in a kaleidoscope of colours.

Solid dyed papers and boards prevent white edges and break-white on folds and creases.

Specialist Paper Suppliers

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.

Textures and Patterns

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?


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.

To give increased clarity and depth to the textured finish, embossing patterns can be applied using a Hot Press heating method.

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Creative Effects

Whether it's bespoke embossing, laminating for effect or varnishing for technical performance that you are looking for, we are driven by the creativity of our clients and embrace every challenge.

We can duplex, film laminate or coat paper to create unique effects and textures quite unlike anything you'd get from print.

  • Laminating up to 5 piles in single colour or striking colour combinations
  • Papers from 70gsm to 3mm thick
  • Decorative film and foil options
  • Shimmering pearl effects
  • Custom inclusions

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.

Technical Requirements

Technical Requirements

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; whether that is optimal colourfastness, rub or bleed resistance, wet or dry strength.

With safety and hygiene still being of high concern for people, particularly for items such as packaging, we can also reduce risk from bacteria or viral contamination with our PaperGard silver ion product production.

Adding lamination for rigidity or thickness and textures or coatings during the converting process for decorative effect, anti-counterfeiting measures or to aid scuff resistance; our paper experts can design your product with the end use in mind.

Explore our Technical Requirements here.

Yellow Paper Production

Paper Heavyweight

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 short form.

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