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Not all paper is created equal - far from it. How paper is produced, its tooth, weight, grain orientation, and other attributes will all affect just how you can use cardstock, and whether or not you can print on it.

Moreover, colored cardstock paper is not all made using the same materials or by following the same processes. Here are some of our top colored cardstock lines from our shop that are useful for a wide range of projects.

Colorplan Colored Cardstock Paper Collection

Our Colorplan colored cardstock is available in a wide range of unique colors that support a ton of interesting crafts and projects such as wedding invitations, cardmaking and stationery, scrapbooking, calligraphy, stamping, and much more.

It’s also suitable for several different types of printing, including inkjet and digital printing, but it can also be used for offset printing, letterpress, and silk screening.

The colored cardstock paper in our Colorplan collection is solid-core, and has a subtle antique vellum finish that leaves a slight, pleasant tactile quality.

The cardstock in this collection is acid, chlorine, heavy metal, and lignin-free, fade-resistant, and easy to score, fold and cut by hand or machine. It’s also sustainably produced by James Cropper and is 100% recyclable and biodegradable.

Glo-Tone Cardstock Collection

The bright colors in our Glo-Tone Cardstock collection are another great choice for the colored cardstock paper crafter. They’re available in several brilliant, vibrant colors, and like the cardstock in the Colorplan collection, feature a pleasant, semi-vellum finish.

This cardstock collection is great for a wide range of paper crafts, including but not limited to cardmaking, making flyers, brochures and invitations, scrapbooking, calligraphy, and papercrafts like making paper flowers! You can also use this paper in laser and inkjet printers, as long as the printers can handle the weight of the paper.

The Glo-Tone papers are also solid-core, and can be used with metal dies, although we don’t recommend using them with electronic die-cutting machines or for elaborate or intricate die-cutting crafts.

The colored cardstock in this collection is made in the U.S.A. using hydro-powered technology. It is made entirely from recycled materials and is completely recyclable and biodegradable. It is also acid-free, lignin-free, heavy metal, and chlorine-free!

Perhaps best of all, you can purchase these colors in reams of 250 sheets (select colors, 8x11 inches, in 65 and 80 lb). Click the previous link to learn more.

Foundations Colored Cardstock Collection

Available in classic, formal colors, our Foundations Collection of colored cardstock paper is available in two different weights and sizes, and is suitable for an equally wide range of projects.

The cardstock paper in this line is uncoated and features a subtle antique vellum finish. It is easy to score, cuts and folds easily, and is solid-core. You can use it for digital and inkjet printing as long as the printer can handle the paper’s weight. As a result, it’s suitable for a wide range of crafts including, but not limited to making cards, invitations and announcements, scrapbooking, calligraphy, and more.

It’s also made in the U.S.A using 30% recycled materials and hydro-powered technology, and is recyclable and biodegradable. In addition, it’s acid, lignin, heavy metal, and chlorine-free.

You can also buy matching Foundations envelopes for the colored cardstock paper in this line, which are also available in 250 sheet reams. Check out the previous links to learn more.

Sirio Color Cardstock Paper Collection

Our SirioColor Cardstock Collection is a premium line of cardstock that is available in a range of stunning, unique colors. It is made in Italy by Fedrigoni and is recyclable, biodegradable, pH neutral, acid-free, lignin-free, and free of chlorine and heavy metals.

It also features a smooth surface that maintains a pleasant tactile feel and is solid-core, lightfast, and fade-resistant. As one of our premier lines, it is suitable for a large range of applications, including decorations and cardmaking, making brochures and menus, die-cutting, and other papercrafts. It is also compatible with colored pencils and pastel markers and can be used for embossing, debossing, and packaging.

You can print on Sirio colored cardstock paper using laser and inkjet printers provided the printer can handle the weight of the paper. Sirio cardstock is also suitable for letterpress, offset and screen printing, hot foil stamping, and thermography.

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Do you have any specific questions about whether one or the other of these specialty paper lines would be most suitable for a particular craft project? Don’t be afraid to reach out to us with questions and we’d be happy to help you out - just call us at 610-882-2071!