Your catalogue is your printed shop-window. It is the document that lists exhaustively what you sell, usually combining attractive visuals with large content pages. It is therefore essential to get the right paper for your catalogue cover and inside pages, in order to emphasize your pictures and at the same time offer reading comfort to your customers from the first page to the last one.

Things to keep in mind:

  •  The size and shape of your catalogue.
  •  How many are you producing and how much pagination is involved.
  •  You’ll almost certainly have a mixture of images and text, so you need to think about the opacity of the paper you use, to reduce as much as possible show through from the other side.
  •  Papers with low weight and high opacity, especially formulated and produced for catalogues, will help to keep the overall weight to a minimum, especially if there is a lot of content.
  •  Take into account any special print finishes you may want to incorporate. These include embossing, thermography, foil blocking, varnishing and die cutting.
  •  Are environmental credentials important to you? If so, there are a variety of paper options to help you meet this need.
  •  How are you going to distribute your catalogue? If you are planning to send it by post, then weight and size will be important, as size, thickness and weight will impact on the cost of postage.
  •  Always keep in mind cost against budget.
  • Usability 

    How easily you can turn the page and does the catalogue remain flat when the pages are open are important considerations, especially if you are producing a large, bulky version.

  • Readability 

    Part mechanical papers are recommended for catalogues, as they often have high opacity combined with low weight.

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    Cocoon Offset - Satimat Geen - tom&otto and Edixion, if you are looking for a more environmentally friendly option

  • CSR Policy

    Ensures all of our papers are made using pulps from well managed forests, so you can be sure our papers have a socially responsible chain of production – from the trees used to make the pulp all the way through to the printer.