Paper and board

Paper and board in graphic products

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  • Created by: M
  • Created on: 21-05-12 16:32

Cartridge Paper

  • Good quality
  • Provides a slightly soft surface
  • Suitable for most graphic media
  • Quite expensive
  • Slightly heavier than normal paper
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Tracing paper

  • Good quality paper
  • Transparent
  • Hard, smooth finish
  • Strong
  • Expensive
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Folding boxboard

Properties:

  • excellent printing surface
  • easily scored, bent and creased
  • inexpensive

Examples:

  • Cereal packaging
  • Cling film packaging and dispenser
  • Pharmaceutical packaging
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Solid white board

Properties:

  • Excellent printing surface
  • Strong and rigid
  • Excellent embossing characteristics
  • Expensive

Examples:

  • Cosmetics packaging
  • Tea packaging
  • Chocolate boxes
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Foil lined board

Properties:

  • Aluminium foil provides an excellent barrier to moisture
  • Expensive
  • Difficult to recycle
  • Strong
  • Excellent printing surface

Examples:

  • Pringles packaging
  • Take away packaging lid
  • Fruit juice carton
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Corrugated card

Properties:

  • Excellent strength to weight ratio
  • Impact resistance 
  • Inexpensive
  • Easily recyclable

Examples:

  • Some packaging
  • Removals packaging
  • Corner protection
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