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Cardstock Paper Textures

 

Answers to Top Questions About Paper Textures

Textured paper questions - Are textured papers and embossed papers the same thing? Wood grain card stock shown here.

Are textured/embossed papers the same thing?

Yes, our textured papers are given their distinct tactile finishes by being embossed during the manufacturing process.

Paper shown is Gmund Urban Brasilia (black and powder).
Textured paper questions - Textured papers embossed on both sides? Japanese linen card stock shown here.

Are papers textured on both sides?

Our textured papers and card stocks are embossed on one side only.

This means one side has prominent texture and the other side has remnants of that texture, but is smoother to the eye and touch (See front and back of aqua circles).

Paper shown is Japanese linen (aqua, rose, pewter).
Textured paper questions - How do you print on texture embossed card stock? Wood grain card stock shown here.

How do I print on texture?

Heavily textured papers can be printed at home with an ink jet printer, as wet ink can get into the deep grooves. Slightly less textured sheets (Gmund Felt, LCI Linen) can be printed with a laser as well.

Embossed texture papers can also be printed with professional methods such as offset, foil stamping, and letterpress.

Paper shown is Gmund Savanna Wood Grain (tindalo and glowing makassar).
What is the most popular textured paper for wedding invitations? Odeon felt finish card stock shown here.

What's the best textured paper for wedding invitations?

The best textured paper for your wedding invitations is the one that fits your taste, budget, and printing capabilities.

That being said, the most popular textured papers for wedding invitations are usually white and cream sheets from the following brands:

  • LCI Linen (with a subtle cloth-like texture)
  • Odeon Felt (with a traditional felt finish)
  • Gmund Felt (with a modern linear finish)
Paper shown is Odeon Felt (gala and vintage).
Do textured papers have matching envelopes? Gmund Colors Felt & Gmund Colors Matt envelopes shown here

Do your textured papers have matching envelopes?

Yes, with the exception of Japanese Linen, all of our textured papers have matching envelopes.

Odeon and LCI Linen have their own matching textured envelopes. Anything by Gmund (Felt, Savanna, Urban) has a matching Gmund Colors Matt envelope.

Papers shown are Gmund Felt & Gmund Colors Matt envelopes (midnight blue and scarlet red) .