Since Christmas is almost here, everyone is ready and geared up for the festivities to get underway. Everyone loves decorations over this festive season. With the right techniques, you can use different paper products to make attractive artwork.
There are different grades of paper used for decorative purposes. These grades are put in use for Christmas cards, wrapping paper, packaging and much more.
Christmas cards are made using Art paper (C2S). Also known as Wood-free coated paper, is a two side coated graphical grade, available in forms of paper and board. The paper has a glossy coating in various brightness levels. It is used for promotional materials including magazines, calendars, and stationary items.
Nobody said Christmas merriment couldn’t come with a little educational fun. Create beautiful DIY Christmas cards for friends and family with personalised notes.
Bringing self-wrapped presents to friends and family with creative labels give an attractive and personal touch which is surely remembered by them. These wrapping papers are made using ‘Super Calendered (SCA)’ and ‘Lightweight Coated Paper (LWC)’. SCA is created by ‘calendering’ the paper. It is smoothened by pressing paper between cylinders or rollers. This is the final process on the paper machine before the paper is cut to required size. It creates a shiny, buffed look on the thin paper.
It doesn’t really feel like the holidays until a Christmas tree is put up, and decorating the tree is a tradition for families. Bringing Christmas tree decorating ideas together to a beautiful outcome is what bring families together. Decorating Christmas trees with embroidery hoops, bells, paper crafts, hanging starts, etc. can never be more fun by using reusable/recyclable paper products. These decorative crafts are made using Crepe Paper. This paper is a type of Specialty Paper which is used in decorative as well as medical contexts. It is coated with a sizing material creped to create the unusual texture.
Sending gifts to your loved ones through courier can never be fun without custom packed boxes with personal notes and messages written over them. Of course, these boxes can be purchased from stores, but creating them by recycling old boxes help you give something back to nature this Christmas. Old boxes can be self-wrapped and are made using Folding Box Boards (FBB).
With dipping mercury this winter, a bottle of scotch or other liquors is always a delightful present. Wine and spirits can certainly go hand-in-hand with the holiday spirit, and what a better way to use recyclable boxes to customise with personal notes? Since Liquor bottles are heavy and require strong boxes, a certain kind of paper grade is used to make it reliable. This grade of paper is called ‘Solid Bleached Sulphate (SBS)’ and is ideal for use in packaging where a higher quality is required such as perfume boxes, bottles, etc.
Always remember to put customised label on presents. Write a message, paste a note, or simply get attractive prints on these labels to make your present even more personalised! These labels are often used on Liquor bottles, so it won’t be difficult to identify one. The paper used is often known as ‘Cast Coated Paper’, a premium quality specially coated label paper most commonly used in high end products such as champagne labels