The longevity and durability of your catalogue are factors to take into account when selecting the papers to use.

Things to keep in mind:

  •  The size and shape of your catalogue.
  •  How many are you producing and how much pagination is involved.
  •  You’ll almost certainly have a mixture of images and text, so you need to think about the opacity of the paper you use, to reduce as much as possible show through from the other side.
  •  Papers with low weight and high opacity, especially formulated and produced for catalogues, will help to keep the overall weight to a minimum, especially if there is a lot of content.
  •  Take into account any special print finishes you may want to incorporate. These include embossing, thermography, foil blocking, varnishing and die cutting.
  •  Are environmental credentials important to you? If so, there are a variety of paper options to help you meet this need.
  •  How are you going to distribute your catalogue? If you are planning to send it by post, then weight and size will be important, as size, thickness and weight will impact on the cost of postage.
  •  Always keep in mind cost against budget.
  • Usability 

    How easily you can turn the page and does the catalogue remain flat when the pages are open are important considerations, especially if you are producing a large, bulky version.

  • Readability 

    Part mechanical papers are recommended for catalogues, as they often have high opacity combined with low weight.

    > Recommended Products:
    Challenger Gloss Lite - Cyclus, if you are looking for a more environmentally friendly option

  • CSR Policy

    Ensures all of our papers are made using pulps from well managed forests, so you can be sure our papers have a socially responsible chain of production – from the trees used to make the pulp all the way through to the printer.


    A full selection of envelopes and mailing pouches are available, in suitable sizes and weights, to help protect your catalogue when posting.   

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