What You Need to Know: Texture Paper

MorningPrint offers three different types of textured paper: Aquarelle, Tant and Scotland. In general textured papers are best suited for very colorful designs. All our textured papers are true matte papers, but appear to have a saturated color appearance.

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Our textured paper have an additional benefit which may be useful to our clients. MorningPrint requires a 300 dpi on all design files for the best printing results. For those clients who have little design experience and only have a file with a low dpi, we recommend choosing a textured paper. By choosing a textured paper, a client in this tough situation can dramatically lower the risk of having a poor or blurry print job.

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Aquarelle with Glossy Gold Foiling

Aquarelle has the most superficial and extensive double sided watercolor paper texture. This leads to a natural, more romantic feel to the paper. It’s texture is excellent for designs with soft feeling colors. Aquarelle is also the thickest of the textured papers and comes in two sizes. The thicker of the two sizes is called Heavy Aquarelle. Aquarelle is also the only one of the three textured papers that comes in our postcard sizes. This paper would be a popular choice for artwork or paper for a special event.

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Tant with Raised Ink

Tant is the thinnest paper but the most intense texture. It’s texture has a sort of shape to it, looking very similar to the shape of a leopard’s spots. The reverse side is flat, with no texture. The result, is a paper that can have the most saturated coloring, despite being a matte paper. Adding color will emphasize the natural texture of this paper. For this type of paper, we would recommend using a simplistic design and incorporate certain areas with Raised Ink.

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Scotland with Embossing

Scotland is a happy middle ground between Aquarelle and Tant. It has very visible texture, that is deep and fine. The pattern of it’s texture has a distinct shape, resembling the same pattern created when sponging paint on walls. It is spread out and on both sides of Scotland. Texture allows it to absorb/reflect color well. There is a clear difference in how well this texture absorbs color compared to other matte papers. However, it is ability to absorb color is less saturated than that of the other two textured paper families.

The texture for both Scotland and Tant is strong and can compete with other design elements. It is best to avoid an extensive amount of foiling as it will compete against the texture for attention. Both these papers show their best if they are used with embossing or raised ink. Aquarelle is a soft textured enough to show any finishing option very well, including foiling.

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Scotland with Raised Ink

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