Our Paper Stocks Are FSC® Certified
We use FSC® certified papers in our factories to reduce our environmental impact and help protect our forests. The paper we have chosen provides a superior print quality and is much better for the environment than previous stocks we've used.
You can choose your paper stock on a product by product basis from the selection options available.
The following paper stocks are FSC® certified:
What is the FSC®?
The Forest Stewardship Council® is an organisation working to promote the practice of responsible forestry across the world. They set standards for forest products and independently certify that these standards are being met. But this is more than just recycling. FSC® certified paper is typically composed of ‘virgin’ tree fibres rather than already recycled fibres, although recycled paper can be FSC® certified.
What is FSC® Certified Paper?
The paper we use has been sourced in a more environmentally friendly, socially responsible and economically viable manner from a well-managed forest and other controlled sources. This paper is brighter and smoother, which helps provide a more vibrant print.
How do our FSC® certified stocks* stack up?
|Category / Unit||Previous 100gsm Uncoated||New 100gsm Uncoated||Previous 120gsm Uncoated||New 120gsm Uncoated||Previous 300gsm Coated||New 300gsm Coated||Previous 450gsm Silk||New 450gsm Silk|
|CIE Whiteness (D65/10°)||150||167||150||167||125||122||N/A||
Glossary of Terms For Paper Stocks:
Grammage: This is the weight of the paper (grams per square metre) and is not to be confused with the thickness.
Opacity: The higher the percentage, the more opaque the paper and the less show-through.
Thickness: This is the thickness of the paper measured in micrometres and is not to be confused with weight.
CIE Whiteness: The CIE measure of whiteness is a measurement of the light reflected by the paper across the visible (daylight) spectrum.
What this means for you and your customers
- Brighter paper
- Smoother paper more optimised for print
- More vibrant print
- Environmentally friendly
- Premium paper stocks – we have absorbed the additional cost,
so you don’t have to pass it on to your customers
Using FSC® certified paper is win-win: your designs will be displayed more vibrantly and everyone can rest a little easier knowing we are helping to protect our forests.
*These values are targets only, set by the FSC®, and are subject to change over time without prior notice.