Paper Sizes Explained

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130gsm z fold brochure

Economy 130gsm paper

This paper is more durable than our disposable budget paper. Designed for economy it allows you to present your message in the most cost effective way.  It is most used in leaflet and flyer higher volume production.

170gsm z fold brochure

Professional 170gsm paper

This is our most commonly used paper.  The 170gsm weight / thickness means that it is difficult to see through the paper.  You can immediately feel the difference in your hand and the silk finish feels smooth (although difficult to write on with a ballpoint pen).

250gsm folded brochure

Premium 250gsm paper

This paper feels a lot heavier and stiffer in your hand and feels more like a light card than a paper.  The premium paper is opaque and second side images are not visible when the product is held up to the light.  

The premium paper is a great base for further processes like spot UV varnish and matt lamination

recycled paper

Recycled 170gsm paper

Whilst all of our papers that we use are sourced from sustainable forests, our recycled paper is produced from recycled paper and packaging.  Manufacturing recycled paper uses less energy, water, and produces lower carbon emissions, than manufacturing non-recycled paper. It also significantly reduces the amount of waste sent to landfill

There is an instant visible difference between recycled and “new” paper.  Our recycled paper tends to be slightly off white with a rougher texture and a few flecks of darker coloured pulp. Although more recent improvements in the manufacturing process can produce a “white” recycled stock, our original product is still favoured by many.

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Uncoated Finish

Uncoated finish does exactly what it says on the tin.  We print onto the uncoated paper stock and then do nothing else to it.

However, the basic uncoated paper that we use can be matt, silk or gloss and so the type of base paper you select will affect the way you print comes out.  Matt uncoated gives a flat matt finish. Silk uncoated gives a smoother feel and a slight sheen to the print.  Gloss uncoated gives a more shiny base layer which is good for photos, but bad to write on with a ballpoint pen.

UV Varnish | Coating

UV Varnish

UV Varnish (or Coating) is applied by an additional UV ink tank (clear) on the whole page after the colours of your print have been laid down. The clear “ink” layer is then cured by exposure to a UV lamp.  

You can choose either a matt or a gloss UV varnish depending on the finish that you are trying to create.  A gloss finish is great for flyers that have photos and images – the UV varnish will enhance the colour. 

matt lamination

Matt Lamination

Matt lamination gives an elegant effect that offers great quality for products where image and first impressions mean everything, which is why it is a common choice for many.

Unlike gloss lamination, matt lamination can provide a softer look, as it can produce lower contrast on darker colours. Whilst forming a protective coating over the print, it does not provide the same level of protection as gloss lamination and can be prone to scratching.

Leaflets | Flyers (no fold)

Leaflets | flyers are a great way to get your message out to promote your business, event or sale. Flyers can get a quick message across to anyone, without overwhelming them – and the 1 or 2 sided basic flyer is the simplest form. They’re easy to pack up, bundle and hand out in crowds.

Work down through the options below and the price will be adjusted automatically.

Orientation

Size

Quantity

Sides printed

Paper Quality

Finish

Select Design Package

File Upload

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    Max file size: 20 MBPermitted file types: jpg jpeg jpe png gif pdf

Select the size and orientation of your flyer

Choose how many you want.

Decide on what paper you would like

    • Economy – this is our lighter weight 130gsm matt or gloss paper which is great for mass production and cost effectiveness
    • Professional – our medium weight 170gsm silk paper which feels great in your hand
    • Premium – our 250gsm coated card which allows for premium finishes (if selected) like matt lamination
    • Recycled – our 170gsm totally recycled paper sends an instant eco friendly message to your customers

Add the finishing touch

    • UV varnish adds a shiny gloss feel to your flyer and enhances photos
    • Matt lamination gives a cool matt finish to your flyer as well as adding to the stiffness

Then just upload your image file (don’t forget the bleed) as a .pdf, .ai, .jpeg or .tiff and you’re done!

Whether you’re trying to gain new clients or introduce your business to people on the street, flyers and leaflets help you get noticed.

They’re an easy way to spread the word about new products and services, create buzz around sales or events and target specific audiences.

Why flyers (no fold)?

Flyers are a great way to get a quick message across to anyone, without overwhelming them. In fact, they work best when they’re focused on 1 or 2 simple concepts or big ideas. They’re easy to pack up, bundle and hand out in crowds. They are well-suited to street marketing activities like promoting a seasonal sale or event, or drumming up interest for your shop opening.  If your message is simple, then just print on one side of your leaflet.  If you have more content, for example adding a map, then print on both sides.

Choosing a paper type

There are literally hundreds to choose from, but we have simplified the choice to the most commonly used ones : 

  • Economy: 130 gsm for a the most cost effective matt or gloss finish
  • Professional: 170 gsm for a great silk finish which feels smooth in your hand
  • Premium: 250 gsm for a good solid quality feel,  the additional weight gives stiffness
  • Recycled: 170 gsm recycled paper that identifies with your brand
Choosing a finish
  • Uncoated: choose between a matt, silk or gloss finish
  • UV Varnish: choose between a coating on one or both sides of your flyer – the gloss finish will definitely add to enhance your photographs 
  • Lamination: choose between matt and gloss lamination
  • Recycled: 170 gsm recycled paper that identifies with your brand
Tips to Creating an eye-catching design
  • Keep a scrapbook or take photos of a design or style that you see and like elsewhere so you can easily communicate with your designer
  • Write down what you want to say in simple easy to read language
  • Take photographs which can been used as focal points or backgrounds 
  • Choose a simple font and don’t use more than two in your design
  • Add a special offer to create an incentive
  • Upload any type of file including .pdf, .ai, .jpeg, .png, .doc and .ppt)

 

Need design help? 

Our design to print experts are here waiting to help you.  Choose the design package that is right for you and we will provide you with the help and support you need.

Getting the most out of your flyers and leaflets
    • Know your audience, and be sure to hand out your flyers at relevant events and spots
    • Use smaller sizes for handouts and larger sizes for hanging or displaying
    • Hook readers with the headline – you’ve only got a few seconds of their attention
    • Give one clear call to action, and make your contact and social info big and bold
    • Glossy finish is shiny and reflective, perfect for photos and images and vibrant colours
    • Matt finish has less glare, for a smoother appearance and more contrast
    • Recycled stock has a more natural feel, with lighter colours. Made from 100% recycled materials

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