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We manufacture a variety of products used for the exhibition and storage of photographs, precious artefacts and works of art. These specialist papers and boards include those for packaging and protection, and those for display and interleaving.

Our museum and archival boards are of a very high purity and conform to the International Archival Standard ISO 9706.

Archival Krafliner 00255 X2

Superior acid-free papers and boards.

Neutral pH papers and boards. Most archival qualities are buffered with an alkaline reserve, such as calcium carbonate, to combat acid compounds absorbed from the atmosphere or formed through natural aging. Some unbuffered qualities available.

Archival Krafliner 00263 X2

Board weights laminated with neutral pH, archival adhesive.

Archival quality acid free adhesive, widely used in archives and museum conservation labs housing or storing artefacts. Excellent lay-flat properties to avoid curling or waves in the paper.

Mill Collection Archival box

Meets ISO 9706 standard for permanence.

ISO 9706, the International Standard, provides a means of identifying paper with a high degree of permanence that will undergo little or no change in properties in typical library and archive storage conditions for long periods of time.

1845 Archival

A variety of products used for the exhibition and storage of works of art.

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Archival Krafliner 00263 X2

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.

Explore our felt mark and watermark patterns here -



Kendal Laid


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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