A Limited Guide to Business Presentation Papers

Everything about how your business looks reflects on how your business works. From resumes and daily information management to proposals and presentations, your business needs to look its best in today’s marketplace. In this short guide, we’ll explain the products we offer and the applications for these products.

Bond paper is a high quality durable writing paper similar to old style bank paper. It gets its name from having originally been made for documents such as government bonds. In the modern business place, it is most often used for letterheads and other stationery as well as paper for electronic printers. For day to day operations, building presentation guides on a budget, and hard copies of large data, bond paper is the paper of choice. Because bond paper is in high demand, the selection comes in many sizes, colors and textures.

Paper made of linen can be very strong and crisp, which is why the United States and many other countries print their currency on paper that is made from 25% linen and 75% cotton. Most wedding invitations and commencement announcements are printed on linen paper. For an executive and exquisite look and feel, linen paper is a time-tested favorite. Irish linen paper is a pH Neutral, recycled content, chlorine free paper made from wood certified and audited to ensure it complies with environmentally sustainable practice and principles known as “Well Managed Forest Standards.” It is manufactured to resemble and mimic traditional linen paper while being environmentally conscious.

Offset printing is most often used for large quantity, single run documents such as tests and newspapers. In this process, an inked image is transferred from a plate to a blank cylinder, which in turn transfers the image to the printing material as it passes between the blanket and the impression cylinder and pressure is applied. This is also called “offset lithography.” Offset paper is paper that has been manufactured with properties that make the paper suitable for this process. Some of the properties include dimensional stability, resistance to curling, high surface strength, a surface free from and/or resistant to foreign particles and a high level of resistance to moisture penetration.

Finished paper is most commonly used in magazines and other publications as well as in the office as specialty printer paper for sleek, stunning presentations. Gloss Finish is a coating on paper that provides a higher reflection of light which results in a shiny appearance. Gloss coatings reduce ink absorption, which allows excellent contrast and color definition. Matte finish is a coated paper finish that is flat, not shiny like a gloss, but still keeps much of the ink from being absorbed by the paper and produces an excellent image. Dull finish is a flat finish that has been supercalendered when manufactured. Supercalendering is an additional papermaking process where the paper runs through a set of alternating steel and fiber covered rollers. Supercalendering produces a very smooth thin sheet. It is slightly smoother that a matte finish. Kromekote is a premium glossy coating. It provides an extremely flat, ultra-rich high gloss and a highly absorbent surface. Kromekote coating is most often used on digital photo paper of all densities from light bond paper to heavy, rigid cardstock.

Of course, as in other areas of business, there are some brand names that stand head and shoulders above the rest. Some of the best include Springhill offset, Kromekote coated paper, and Valley Forge paper. Presentation is a delicate time, and it’s best to go with the tried and true producers. By paying attention to all details, even such as these, your business will grow to unprecedented heights.