Translucent vellum is one of the most challenging specialty paper categories that we represent in terms of printability. What makes it challenging is that we can't say with a concrete or bold statement that these sheets will print to your 100% satisfaction in specific environments. But we have done a lot of internal testing on inkjet and laser printers with varying results. What we've found that on specific printers, we get much better results than on some others. Please watch the entire three minute video for our full results and recommendations.
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Add a Sense of Enticement with Translucent Vellum Paper
Translucent Vellum Paper - Sheer Delight (Pun Intended).
Some call it see-though; some call it transparent; some call it sheer. We call it Vellum Paper, an extensive collection of delicate translucent papers with the lovely appearance of frosted glass and a multitude of uses.
So Many Colors. . .
To complement your project, choose from an impressive band of colors from clear to smokey black and every color of the rainbow in between.
And Styles. . .
Within this colorful spectrum you'll find quality vellum sheets from four different manufacturers. Choose from a colorful array of standard translucent vellum, or take it up a notch with elegant European Parchment Paper or Japanese Sukashi Floral Pattern Vellum.
And Sizes! How Convenient.
Vellum is offered in a variety of standard, convenient pre-cut sizes used by creative hobbyists and professionals alike. From small 5x7 vellum to full size sheets and a collection of popular sizes in between, whatever your trade, we've got you covered.
Use it as an Enticing Overlay or Wrap. . .
The appeal of vellum lies not only its transparency, but also in its versatility. Due to its sheer nature, vellum makes an enticing invitation wrap or overlay, as invitation details are just slightly clouded by this delicate, light-weight paper.
. . .Or Why Not Print Right on It?
If you prefer a sharper look, why not print directly on vellum? Vellum makes a great top layer on invitations, programs, menu cards, and more. Print text, photos, or graphics on translucent vellum, and let the beauty of the paper beneath shine through. Vellum also makes a stylish insert sheet inside a folding card or program design.
Please note that vellum can be a tricky paper to print on. Please watch the following video for more information on printing on vellum:
Vellum is a unique way of dressing up a traditional invitation ensemble. Some choose to use vellum as a decorative translucent overlay, where some prefer to print directly on vellum, laying it over blank invitation cards. Read step by step instructions for printing two up vellum overlays using Microsoft Word, and learn just how easy and efficient two-ups can be.
Vellum Weight For HP Designjet 430
I was looking at your vellum and we usually use 20 lb vellum and run it through a HP DesignJet 430. Would the 30 lb vellum be too thick to run through this plotter? Is the 30 lb vellum more like card stock material? Thanks in advance for your answer.
- by Tom
30 pound vellum is not as thick as cardstock, and is probably just a bit heavier than the 20 pound vellum you are used to. Since all printers are different and vellum can be a tricky surface to print on, we recommend test printing on a sample prior to purchase. This way you can be certain it is compatible with your printer.
- by LCI Paper
I hear printing on vellum is not easy, Can LCI help?
Its true, printing on vellum is one of the most challenging paper stocks to print on. Our vellum or vellum sourced elsewhere really is equally challenging to print. The beauty of vellum is unquestionable and DIY people want to print on this specialty paper using a variety of different technologies. At LCI, we have done extensive testing on our vellums and have placed many of our findings on our blog. Here are a few of the most common vellum related questions.
How translucent is Translucent Vellum Paper?
Though it is not crystal clear in appearance, you can certainly see through it. In essence, text and images will certainly be visible through vellum paper, though their appearance will be clouded. The level of transparency of the vellum will vary with color. Text and images beneath light colored vellum such as clear or pink will have a different appearance than it does under darkly colored vellum, such as purple.
Can I print on both sides of vellum paper?
Translucent vellum paper has the appearance of frosted glass. Though it is not crystal clear, it is certainly transparent. Any text or images printed on vellum paper would certainly show through the other side. For this reason, you can not print on both sides of vellum paper. Tips for Printing on Vellum Paper