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Discover A World Of Colour

Vanguard paper by James Cropper is a snapshot of our colour capability, with items available to order from our warehouse stock. If you are looking for something different, our expert colour technicians have access to over 200,000 colour recipes in our digital library and we can tailor make your paper to order.

Explore All Colours

Weights & Applications

Click on a weight to view the available colours:

Vanguard Quality

Why do you choose to use Vanguard paper?

Vanguard runs well on all of our machines, making it popular with all of our operators.

Vanguard is produced and stocked in the UK so is readily available. It is a versatile board which performs well when used for any of the processes of litho printing, hot foil blocking or embossing and also performs well if the product is die-cut and creased.

We don’t hesitate to recommend this to our existing customers or new clients.

Jon Layton Challenge Supply, Purchasing Director

Vanguard Paper Made From Sustainable Forestry Sources


Beauty Without Compromise

Every colour in the Vanguard collection contains a minimum of 30% upcycled fibre.

Our upcycled fibre lives a second life within Vanguard and is blended with fresh fibre from sustainable forestry sources. This is a combination that keeps materials in use and helps the regeneration of natural systems.

James Cropper's renewable materials and low impact manufacturing processes produce high quality products that are easy to recycle.

We are committed to sustainability at every turn.

Fully Recyclable
CHP Recycling Energy
Elemental Chlorine Free
Reach Compliant (EC No. 1272/2008)

Learn how we are improving our Sustainability

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Partner Stories

Vanguard’s simple characteristics mask it’s vast versatility as one of the industry’s most popular papers. View some of our favourite partnerships.

Partner Stories

Want A Unique Colour?

As a brand, you want to stand out from the crowd, and having a paper that is unique to you is a great way to outshine the competition

Start Your Tailor Made Journey

Anti-Viral Protection

Reduce the presense of SARS-CoV-2 virus (Covid-19) with PaperGard™. This James Cropper paper innovation can be added to Vanguard paper.

The Science Behind PaperGard™

Redefining Paper Since 1845

Manufactured in the English Lake District

James Cropper use a combination of ‘art and science’ to make some of the world’s finest uncoated papers.

Our clients access our knowledge and expertise throughout the supply chain to guarantee peak paper performance for flawless print and conversion.

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Have a question about Vanguard?

Our Customer Service Team is ready to help you with your requirements. We can provide samples, swatch booklets and any further information including details of your preferred stockist. Telephone us during office hours (UK 8am-5pm Monday to Friday) +44 (0) 1539 818240 or use the buttons below.

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