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About Our Solid Paper & Envelopes

Recycled Paper
Almost our entire collection of paper and envelopes is made with recycled content (at least 30% postconsumer waste). View our Assortment Chart for details of the recycled and environmental information by color.

All items in our paper and envelope line are:
PH Neutral
Acid Free
Archival Quality (not museum archival quality)

Paper Weight
Items made from text weight paper:
Envelopes
8.5. x 11 text weight

Items made from cover weight paper:
Note Cards (flat and folded)
Enclosures
8.5 x 11 cover weight

Paper weights by color:
Paper Source Collection Colors: 80# text, 80# cover
Savoy Cotton: 80# text, 92# cover
Shimmer Silver: 80# text, 98# cover
Shimmer Gold/Shimmer Chocolate: 80# text, 107# cover
Stardream: 81# text, 105# cover
Luxe: 85# (160gms) text, 60# (210gms) cover

Paper Size
View our Paper and Envelope Size Chart for a complete listing of the items and their dimensions in our line.

Paper Texture
All items in our paper and envelopes line have a smooth finish, with the exception of the color Aubergine and our Luxe collection.

Printer Recommendations
Below are general guidelines for the kind of printer to use by paper type, however printers and printing environments vary and we always recommend test printing to ensure the best results. See more print help information.

Paper Source Collection Colors: compatible with both inkjet (recommended) and laser printers
Shimmer/Stardream: compatible with laser printers
Luxe/Savoy: because of its textured surface, an inkjet printer is recommended

How We Choose Colors
We continue to look for new colors to add to our line with the goal of bringing in fresh color choices that coordinate well with our existing palette. Recommendations for new colors often come from our customers either in our stores or via the web. Some of our most recent colors were chosen by our Facebook fans from a poll where fans were given the option to vote for the next Paper Source color, which led to the introduction of Slate and Aubergine.

For a little fun with our color palette, view our Colorscope and find out what your favorite Paper Source colors say about your personality!

Specific Color Details
Savoy is made from 100% pure cotton. Our Savoy cover weight note cards are heavier weight (92#) making them luxurious and great for letterpress projects.

Our Luxe papers are made from 20% cotton and 80% wood-free primary pulp from responsible sources. The surface has a textured vellum finish. These papers have excellent stiffness, folding rigidity, and good light-fastness. They are completely recyclable and bio-degradable.