A premium collection of smooth uncoated papers available in a kaleidoscope of colours.
Our NEW Shades
Vanguard On Trend Colours
The new Vanguard palette offers freshness, positivity and a colour for every occasion. Choose your shade.
Vanguard Elegant Shades
From soft on trend pastels with understated elegance, through to intense bolds and cheerful bright shades.
Matching paper and board weights with high opacity allow for the production of premium coordinated items.
Explore The Colours
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.
Weights & Applications
Click on a weight to view the available colours:
Why do you choose to use Vanguard paper?
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.
Vanguard’s simple characteristics mask it’s vast versatility as one of the industry’s most popular papers. View some of our favourite partnerships.
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
Reduce the presense of SARS-CoV-2 virus (Covid-19) with PaperGard™. This James Cropper paper innovation can be added to Vanguard paper.
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.
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
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