Papers and Other Substrates

The Print Shop offers a variety of papers and other materials for print projects. Clients working with our designer on a custom order may have custom paper ordered. 

We are able to print on customer-supplied paper that we don't stock, as long as it's laser compatible and a standard size. 

Not sure which paper or substrate is best for your project? Ask us! We are happy to make a recommendation.

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Paper Weights

20# text is most commonly found in copy machines, it's a standard copy paper weight.

60# text is a multipurpose paper used in the office printer, it's also the most popular business letterhead or stationery weight.

70# text and 80# text are perfect for brochures and presentations.

65# cover works well for brochures, presentations or covers on bound books. This weight meets the minimum requirement for a small postcard (4.25x5.5 inches). 

80# cover is a heavy cardstock that works well for folded cards or invitations. 

100# cover is a noticeably heavier cardstock often used for flat cards or invitations. This is the paper weight we use for business cards. 

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Colors & Finishes in Stock

Colors

Basics: White, Natural

Pastels: Gray, Blue, Green, Purple, Pink, Yellow

Brights: Yellow, Red, Orange, Green, Purple

View colors in our online store >

Finishes

Uncoated: Uncoated paper is non-glossy, flat-looking paper with very little sheen

Gloss: Gloss coated paper has a high sheen.

Linen: Linen is an uncoated paper stock that has fine, textured lines

 

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Window Graphics

Large Format Substrates

From posters to banners to decals and clings, we offer numrous printing options for your large format projects.

Satin Photobase Paper: A UV coated substrate used for large format posters and photo printing projects. Can print items up to 54 inches wide and up to 100 feet long.

WF-Scrim Vinyl: A smooth polyethylene substrate used for banners. It's reinforced with polyester cording to give it strength and durability to withstand wind and weather conditions. 

WF-Cling: Made from a light tack removable vinyl and printed in full color on a clear or white background. Will adhere from the front or back. Can be repositioned as needed and will not leave behind any residue.

WF-GLX: An adhesive-backed substrate designed to ahdere to smooth, painted walls, glass and other interior smooth surfaces.

Etch Dry Glass: A decorative window film that gives the look of expensive frosted or etched glass at a much lower price. A great option to create visual interest, showcase your brand, or provide privacy without sacrificing natural light. 

WF-ClassicVue®: An 8-mil PVC composite with 1.5-mm perforations. An exterior-mount film suitable for vehicles, retail or event signage and a wide variety of other applications.

WF-WalkFloor: A 14-mil opaque textured floor/wall vinyl material with fabric backing and repositionable, solvent acrylic adhesive. Works on carpet, tile, wood, metal and painted surfaces.

Controltac™: A 2-mil opaque graphic film that adheres to walls, buildings, vehicles, other signs, windows and doors. 

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Pollinator Path yard sign

Mounting Materials

We offer a variety of mounting options for posters and other signage, listed from least expensive to most expensive:

Foam Core: The most inexpensive option. Well-suited for indoor use, but may dent or warp if not cared for properly.

Corrugated Plastic: Most often used for lawn signs. It's waterproof and lightweight.

Sintra: A durable, lightweight and moisture resistant board made from PVC. At 3mm, it's the thinnest option, and is available in white or black.

Gator Board: A very rigid polystyrene foam surface which is resistant to moisture and warping. Available in 3/16" and 1/2" thickness.

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