Describe That Paper!

We know that picking the best paper for your project can be hard when there are over 30 stocks to choose from, and not everyone always has time to wait for our free sample booklet. So, we have interviewed various CatPrint employees to review some of our most popular stocks and describe how they look, feel, and what they resemble to create this handy new chart!

Paper Chart

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But what about the cream stocks?! The cream stocks have significant variance in terms of the cream color between stocks, and the difference can be hard to explain in words, a sample booklet is highly recommended if you are interested in a cream paper option.

Two More Weeks Until Earth Day: CatPrint’s MOST Eco-Friendly Paper Options!

Every year, Earth Day lands on the date of April 22nd.

This year’s Earth Day will be the 45th celebrated Earth Day in history! Earth Day was first celebrated on April 22nd, 1970 as a day for global environmental awareness.

As you may or may not already know, CatPrint is a White Badge Partner with TerraPass. This means that when you print with CatPrint, you are engaging in green eco-friendly printing

If you’re a Small Business Owner, you might be interested in offsetting your business’s carbon footprint through TerraPass. You can learn more about that on the TerraPass website here.

What CatPrint Offers as an Eco-Friendly Online Printer:

Not only does CatPrint offer papers that are already FSC certified, we also have 100% Post Consumer Waste Papers as well as paper that isn’t even made from trees!

100% FSC Mix:

Heavy Card Stock – Cream Shimmer
  • Weight: 107lb cover
  • Color: Cream
  • Finish: Metallic
  • Acid Free
Heavy Card Stock – Shimmer
  • Weight: 107lb cover
  • Color: Pearl White
  • Finish: Metallic
  • Acid Free

CatPrint recommends that these two Shimmer stocks be used for the following print job types:

  • Art Prints
  • Bookmarks
  • Business Cards
  • Event Programs
  • Greeting Cards
  • Invitations
  • Promotional Materials

100% Post Consumer Waste Recycled:

Extra Heavy Card Stock – Cream
  • Weight: 130lb cover
  • Color: Cream
  • Finish: Uncoated
  • Acid Free
  • Recommended print job types
    • Art Prints
    • Bookmarks
    • Business Cards
    • Event Programs
    • Greeting Cards
    • Invitations
    • Promotional Materials
Heavy Card Stock – 1 Sided Gloss
  • Weight: 12 pt
  • Color: White
  • Brightness: 92
  • Finish: High Gloss
  • Recommended print job types
    • 2 Pocket Presentation Folders
    • Art Prints
    • Bookmarks
    • Business Cards
    • Event Programs
    • Greeting Cards
    • Invitations
    • Promotional Materials
Heavy Card Stock – Kraft
  • Weight: 100lb cover
  • Color: Natural Brown
  • Finish: Uncoated
  • Acid Free
  • Recommended print job types
    • Art Prints
    • Bookmarks
    • Business Cards
    • Event Programs
    • Greeting Cards
    • Invitations
    • Promotional Materials
Heavy Card Stock – Recycled
  • Weight: 100lb cover
  • Color: White
  • Brightness: 90
  • Finish: Uncoated
  • Acid Free
  • Recommended print job types
    • Art Prints
    • Bookmarks
    • Business Cards
    • Event Programs
    • Greeting Cards
    • Invitations
    • Promotional Materials
Light Card Stock – Cream
  • Weight: 80lb cover
  • Color: Cream
  • Finish: Uncoated
  • Acid Free
  • Recommended print job types:
    • Art Prints
    • Brochures
    • Calendars
    • Promotional Materials

100% Cotton?!

If these paper stocks aren’t environmentally friendly enough for you, we have stock options that are made from cotton!

We currently have TWO stocks made completely from 100% Cotton (meaning no trees were involved!):

Heavy Card Stock Cotton:
  • Weight: 118lb cover
  • Color: White
  • Brightness: 96
  • Finish: Uncoated Textured
  • Acid Free
Heavy Card Stock Cream Cotton:
  • Weight: 118lb cover
  • Color: Cream
  • Brightness: 79
  • Finish: Uncoated Textured
  • Acid Free

CatPrint recommends that these two cotton stocks be used for the following job types:

  • Art Prints
  • Bookmarks
  • Business Cards
  • Even Programs
  • Greeting Cards
  • Invitations
  • Promotional Materials

However, if you’re wondering if any of these stocks might be suitable for a different type of project that you’re working on, you can always contact Customer Service at support@catprint.com or give us a call at 877-228-7768. Plus, you can always request a complimentary sample booklet with all of our different paper types right on our website!

Green Printing on 100% Cotton?

CatPrint: Guilty of Being Green

You already know that at CatPrint, we are known for committing the crime of printing as environmentally friendly and sustainable as possible. We are guilty for making sure you receive high quality prints while also being green!

green cat hugging napping in tree

Environmentally Friendly Cat

Here’s something we bet you didn’t know:

Two of our stocks are 100% cotton.

Yes, that’s right. They are not made from trees, but cotton! Cotton, as in the fabric you wear, whether it’s your shirts, sweaters, or socks! When you order your prints on Heavy Cardstock Cotton or Heavy Cardstock Cream Cotton, you aren’t printing on paper made from trees; they’re made from the cotton plant.

kitten in cotton sock

Did you say cotton?

CatPrint’s Recommendations for Printing:

These two textured heavy cardstock made from cotton are best recommended for high quality printing for your business cards, artwork, or invitations!

Try it out the next time you print with CatPrint. You just might not even be able to tell the difference between paper made from trees or paper made from cotton.