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Design Paper Guide

A Buyer’s Guide to Pergraphica

If you’re a creative or a publisher looking for a high-quality paper for your next design or book project but aren’t sure where to get started finding the right paper, then you’re in the right place.

Pergraphica is our uncoated, full spectrum premium design paper range, and what’s more, it is sustainably produced. With an all-encompassing portfolio — four shades of white in both smooth and rough surfaces, 30 colours, and a luxurious, rich black— Pergraphica is ideal for all types of creative projects, from premium books, stationery, luxury packaging, and much more. Since there’s a lot of choice, it can be hard to know which paper is right for you.

Our guide answers some critical questions, like what shade, grammage or surface might be best suited to your needs. Browse through the sub-headings below and explore what our design papers can do for you.

01

The Look: Shades & Colours

The first thing to consider is whether you want to start with a blank canvas or a colour as your base. If it’s the former, then think about the whiteness of paper as the fifth colour in your print job. Whether you’re going for a more natural look or bright, vibrant colours for your final print, the shade of white you select has an impact on the end result. We have three main shades of white, plus a creamy ivory shade for text-heavy books.

 

If you’re looking to add excitement and emotion to your design projects, then our extensive Pergraphica Colours portfolio, with 31 shades to choose from to, has something for everyone.

 

All our colours are available in a premium rough surface and are distinguishable due to the fully dyed fibres, meaning that you won’t experience any white edges when folding or cutting.

  • Pergraphica High White

    Let’s start off with the brightest of all, Pergraphica High White. As the name implies, this paper has the highest whiteness level and is perfect for conveying brilliant, bright colours. Our High White shade is often used for image-heavy books, such as photography and art books, as well as magazines, catalogues, and corporate design tools. A more brilliant shade of white conveys a subliminal rational message, whereas a more natural undertone delivers a warmer and emotional messaging.


    Pergraphica High White complies with Reg EC 1935/2004 on materials and articles intended to come into contact with food.

  • Pergraphica Classic White

    You can’t go wrong with Pergraphica Classic White — after all, it’s a classic for a reason. The perfect middle ground between our brightest and most natural shades is easy on the eyes, and often found in the pages of irresistible coffee table books.


    It is typically favoured by designers of photography books and cookbooks due to the realistic look of printed images. In contrast to the high-shine and glossy look of coated papers, you can expect a beautiful matte finish and accurate, true-to-life colours. As a bonus, matte pages emit less light reflection, meaning better readability.


    Pergraphica Classic White complies with Reg EC 1935/2004 on materials and articles intended to come into contact with food.

  • Pergraphica Natural White

    Want to convey a more natural feel with your project? Then Pergraphica Natural White is the shade for you. Still distinctly white — no creams here — this shade is favoured by brands and companies looking to convey a more organic and pure message.


    Pergraphica Natural White complies with Reg EC 1935/2004 on materials and articles intended to come into contact with food.

  • Pergraphica Ivory Rough 1.5

    As a bonus, we have Pergraphica Ivory Rough 1.5. This one’s a little different from the other three, as it was specially crafted for text-heavy books. With a unique feel and weights of 70, 80 and 90 g/m², this is a distinctive addition to our portfolio.


    The ivory shade is gentle on the eyes and allows for extended comfortable reading and the rough surface texture projects a pure look. Intended for publishing applications, this paper guarantees excellent printability when offset printing at full machine speed.


    The 1.5 in the name stands for the bulk of the paper, meaning that it possesses the look and feel of a higher substance at a lower weight, and thus has a yield advantage in comparison with other papers of these grammages.

  • Pergraphica Infinite Black

    Pergraphica Infinite Black is the perfect, luxurious black paper, and it is the ideal playground to unleash your creativity. Available in weights ranging from 120–350 g/m², it is free of carbon dyes, ensuring optimal compatibility with metallic and spot foils.


    Its excellent printing properties and premium velvety feel guarantee that your creative print projects will not just look, but feel amazing.

    Pergraphica Infinite Black performs exceptionally well with special finishes, does not dye or oxidise, and is certified for contact with food in compliance with Reg EC 1935/2004.


    The standard folio format for Pergraphica Infinite Black is 70 × 100 cm LG, and is available in reams and bulk-packed.

  • Pergraphica Dark & Deep Colours

    Pergraphica Dark & Deep Colours are perfect for luxury packaging applications, book covers and liners for corrugated boxes. 


    The collection consists of ten unique shades in weights from 90–400 g/m². The standard folio format for all colours is 70 × 100 cm LG, and is available in reams and bulk-packed. Reels and other formats are available upon request.


    Available in ten signature colours: Stormy Grey, Magnificent Green, Magical Blue, Mysterious Blue, Precious Purple, Euphoric Pink, Noble Red, Imperial Red, Gentle Brown, and Sensual Brown.

  • Pergraphica Rich Colours

    Pergraphica Rich Colours add a pop of colour to bold and vibrant designs.


    The collection consists of ten unique shades in weights from 80–400 g/m². The standard folio format for all colours is 70 × 100 cm LG, and is available in reams and bulk-packed. Reels and other formats are available upon request.


    Available in ten signature colours: Glowing Yellow, Smiling Yellow, Cheerful Yellow, Idyllic Green, Joyful Green, Sparkling Blue, Imaginative Blue, Romantic Violet, Charismatic Red, and Fantastic Orange.

  • Pergraphica Pale Colours

    Pergraphica Pale Colours lend an air of freshness, and are popular within the beauty and cosmetics industry.


    The collection consists of ten unique shades in weights from 80–400 g/m². The standard folio format for all colours is 70 × 100 cm LG, and is available in reams and bulk-packed. Reels and other formats are available upon request.


    Available in ten signature colours: Timid Grey, Shining Pearl, Peaceful Yellow, Blissful Yellow, Curious Green, Hopeful Green, Dreamy Blue, Calming Blue, Blushing Pink, and Adorable Pink.

  • ICC Profiles

    To ensure the highest level of colour accuracy when printing on the Pergraphica Whites portfolio, we offer Pergraphica-specific ICC profiles, which are available for download here.

     

    ICC profiles help ensure that the colour you see on your screen and the one on the page are the same. These profiles define the colour transformations between the display on digital devices and support you to get the closest match from the colour in your designs to the printed page.

    Our Catching Feels lookbook demonstrates exceptional printing results on all our Pergraphica papers, learn more about it below.

Pergraphica High White

Let’s start off with the brightest of all, Pergraphica High White. As the name implies, this paper has the highest whiteness level and is perfect for conveying brilliant, bright colours. Our High White shade is often used for image-heavy books, such as photography and art books, as well as magazines, catalogues, and corporate design tools. A more brilliant shade of white conveys a subliminal rational message, whereas a more natural undertone delivers a warmer and emotional messaging.


Pergraphica High White complies with Reg EC 1935/2004 on materials and articles intended to come into contact with food.

Pergraphica Classic White

You can’t go wrong with Pergraphica Classic White — after all, it’s a classic for a reason. The perfect middle ground between our brightest and most natural shades is easy on the eyes, and often found in the pages of irresistible coffee table books.


It is typically favoured by designers of photography books and cookbooks due to the realistic look of printed images. In contrast to the high-shine and glossy look of coated papers, you can expect a beautiful matte finish and accurate, true-to-life colours. As a bonus, matte pages emit less light reflection, meaning better readability.


Pergraphica Classic White complies with Reg EC 1935/2004 on materials and articles intended to come into contact with food.

Pergraphica Natural White

Want to convey a more natural feel with your project? Then Pergraphica Natural White is the shade for you. Still distinctly white — no creams here — this shade is favoured by brands and companies looking to convey a more organic and pure message.


Pergraphica Natural White complies with Reg EC 1935/2004 on materials and articles intended to come into contact with food.

Pergraphica Ivory Rough 1.5

As a bonus, we have Pergraphica Ivory Rough 1.5. This one’s a little different from the other three, as it was specially crafted for text-heavy books. With a unique feel and weights of 70, 80 and 90 g/m², this is a distinctive addition to our portfolio.


The ivory shade is gentle on the eyes and allows for extended comfortable reading and the rough surface texture projects a pure look. Intended for publishing applications, this paper guarantees excellent printability when offset printing at full machine speed.


The 1.5 in the name stands for the bulk of the paper, meaning that it possesses the look and feel of a higher substance at a lower weight, and thus has a yield advantage in comparison with other papers of these grammages.

Pergraphica Infinite Black

Pergraphica Infinite Black is the perfect, luxurious black paper, and it is the ideal playground to unleash your creativity. Available in weights ranging from 120–350 g/m², it is free of carbon dyes, ensuring optimal compatibility with metallic and spot foils.


Its excellent printing properties and premium velvety feel guarantee that your creative print projects will not just look, but feel amazing.

Pergraphica Infinite Black performs exceptionally well with special finishes, does not dye or oxidise, and is certified for contact with food in compliance with Reg EC 1935/2004.


The standard folio format for Pergraphica Infinite Black is 70 × 100 cm LG, and is available in reams and bulk-packed.

Pergraphica Dark & Deep Colours

Pergraphica Dark & Deep Colours are perfect for luxury packaging applications, book covers and liners for corrugated boxes. 


The collection consists of ten unique shades in weights from 90–400 g/m². The standard folio format for all colours is 70 × 100 cm LG, and is available in reams and bulk-packed. Reels and other formats are available upon request.


Available in ten signature colours: Stormy Grey, Magnificent Green, Magical Blue, Mysterious Blue, Precious Purple, Euphoric Pink, Noble Red, Imperial Red, Gentle Brown, and Sensual Brown.

Pergraphica Rich Colours

Pergraphica Rich Colours add a pop of colour to bold and vibrant designs.


The collection consists of ten unique shades in weights from 80–400 g/m². The standard folio format for all colours is 70 × 100 cm LG, and is available in reams and bulk-packed. Reels and other formats are available upon request.


Available in ten signature colours: Glowing Yellow, Smiling Yellow, Cheerful Yellow, Idyllic Green, Joyful Green, Sparkling Blue, Imaginative Blue, Romantic Violet, Charismatic Red, and Fantastic Orange.

Pergraphica Pale Colours

Pergraphica Pale Colours lend an air of freshness, and are popular within the beauty and cosmetics industry.


The collection consists of ten unique shades in weights from 80–400 g/m². The standard folio format for all colours is 70 × 100 cm LG, and is available in reams and bulk-packed. Reels and other formats are available upon request.


Available in ten signature colours: Timid Grey, Shining Pearl, Peaceful Yellow, Blissful Yellow, Curious Green, Hopeful Green, Dreamy Blue, Calming Blue, Blushing Pink, and Adorable Pink.

ICC Profiles

To ensure the highest level of colour accuracy when printing on the Pergraphica Whites portfolio, we offer Pergraphica-specific ICC profiles, which are available for download here.

 

ICC profiles help ensure that the colour you see on your screen and the one on the page are the same. These profiles define the colour transformations between the display on digital devices and support you to get the closest match from the colour in your designs to the printed page.

Our Catching Feels lookbook demonstrates exceptional printing results on all our Pergraphica papers, learn more about it below.

02

The Feel: Surface, Haptics & Grammages

Paper is just as much about the feeling as it is about the look. Whether you’re designing a product, a book or a card, the thought behind the design should be the same. What do you want someone to feel whilst holding your project in their hands? Haptics — the perception of objects by touch and non-verbal communication— have a strong emotional impact on a project, so it’s essential that the paper you choose can deliver the right outcome.


The thickness and weight of a paper, usually conveyed by grammages, is a critical design choice that differs depending on the project. Our Pergraphica papers range from 70–400 g/m², so there is an extensive portfolio to choose from. Of course, too much choice can be confusing, so we’ve broken it down into sub-categories so you can easily browse through the different grammages and their suitable applications.

  • Pergraphica Smooth

    A smooth surface texture enhances a sophisticated message and conveys an elegant look and feel. Smooth and silky surfaces are suitable for high-tech products and cosmetics, for example.

  • Pergraphica Rough

    A rough surface texture helps convey a pure and authentic look and feel. Natural and organic products benefit from a more haptic feel, so the natural texture of our rough papers is suitable for premium packaging projects.


    Pergraphica Rough is also popular among art books and books with painting reproductions, where the surface of the paper evokes and reinforce the texture of the brushstrokes, as well as notebooks for a luxurious and vintage feel.

  • Papers (90–160 g/m²)

    Our standard papers within the range span 90–160 g/m², which are the typical weights you would generally find in coffee-table books, premium stationery and marketing materials.


    These grammages are suitable to most applications including book cores, magazines, notebooks, posters, brochures, envelopes, packaging solutions like folding boxes and boutique bags, and many, many more.

  • Boards (≥ 200 g/m²)

    Anything 200 g/m² and up is classified as a board, or a paperboard. Higher grammages are suitable for a variety of different applications, spanning marketing materials, business cards, packaging, books and more.


    More specifically, they are ideal for book and magazine covers, calendars, company catalogues, manuals, product brochures, menus, invitations, as well as folding boxes, and boutique bags — if this sounds like your project, then browse through the suggestions below.

  • Laminated substances (400 g/m²)

    Our highest grammage (400 g/m²) is made up of two laminated sheets of 200 g/m². This means that the paper benefits from two “top-sides” for perfect consistency, ensuring that both sides of a single sheet are equal in quality.


    The uses for 400 g/m² are similar to our overall high grammage portfolio, but additionally, this weight is a very popular choice for corporate design projects, like business cards and compliment cards.

  • Lightweight paper for books (70–90 g/m²)

    With its bulk and opacity, Pergraphica Ivory Rough 1.5 is the perfect paper for text-heavy premium book applications.


    The ivory shade grants it a warm, natural feel that allows for comfortable reading and the high opacity makes it less see-through. Its rough surface texture projects a pure look, and its excellent printability enables offset printing at full machine speed.


    This special addition to our portfolio is ideal for text-heavy books, as well as cookbooks with few images and travel guides with an emphasis on text.

Pergraphica Smooth

A smooth surface texture enhances a sophisticated message and conveys an elegant look and feel. Smooth and silky surfaces are suitable for high-tech products and cosmetics, for example.

Pergraphica Rough

A rough surface texture helps convey a pure and authentic look and feel. Natural and organic products benefit from a more haptic feel, so the natural texture of our rough papers is suitable for premium packaging projects.


Pergraphica Rough is also popular among art books and books with painting reproductions, where the surface of the paper evokes and reinforce the texture of the brushstrokes, as well as notebooks for a luxurious and vintage feel.

Papers (90–160 g/m²)

Our standard papers within the range span 90–160 g/m², which are the typical weights you would generally find in coffee-table books, premium stationery and marketing materials.


These grammages are suitable to most applications including book cores, magazines, notebooks, posters, brochures, envelopes, packaging solutions like folding boxes and boutique bags, and many, many more.

Boards (≥ 200 g/m²)

Anything 200 g/m² and up is classified as a board, or a paperboard. Higher grammages are suitable for a variety of different applications, spanning marketing materials, business cards, packaging, books and more.


More specifically, they are ideal for book and magazine covers, calendars, company catalogues, manuals, product brochures, menus, invitations, as well as folding boxes, and boutique bags — if this sounds like your project, then browse through the suggestions below.

Laminated substances (400 g/m²)

Our highest grammage (400 g/m²) is made up of two laminated sheets of 200 g/m². This means that the paper benefits from two “top-sides” for perfect consistency, ensuring that both sides of a single sheet are equal in quality.


The uses for 400 g/m² are similar to our overall high grammage portfolio, but additionally, this weight is a very popular choice for corporate design projects, like business cards and compliment cards.

Lightweight paper for books (70–90 g/m²)

With its bulk and opacity, Pergraphica Ivory Rough 1.5 is the perfect paper for text-heavy premium book applications.


The ivory shade grants it a warm, natural feel that allows for comfortable reading and the high opacity makes it less see-through. Its rough surface texture projects a pure look, and its excellent printability enables offset printing at full machine speed.


This special addition to our portfolio is ideal for text-heavy books, as well as cookbooks with few images and travel guides with an emphasis on text.

03

The Process: Printing & Finishing

Pergraphica is suitable for hybrid printing, meaning that it performs perfectly with both offset and digital printing technologies. Additionally, our papers have been optimised for post-print processing techniques and converting. This means that the paper maintains consistent haptics, shade and quality independently from the printing technology chosen.


Our Pergraphica Whites are ideal for publications rich in photography and illustrations, whereas Pergraphica Ivory Rough is optimal for text-heavy books.


Pergraphica’s distinctive optics and haptics makes it ideal for special finishes — our papers have proven their performance in hot foil stamping, embossing and debossing, laser cutting and engraving and relief coating, to name but a few; as well as benefitting from excellent folding properties with reduced breaks.


To unleash your full creativity, select from the categories below to learn more about your desired printing and finishing options.

  • Offset printing

    Offset printing, an analogue printing technique also called lithographic printing, is the traditional method of using plates to print images and text onto paper. This printing method is favoured by designers due to its extremely high print quality, as well as the choice of special inks and finishing possibilities. Offset printing is also the more cost-effective solution for larger scale print jobs.


    The excellent runnability of the entire Pergraphica range enables offset printing at full machine speed, making this optimal for large print runs.


    Regarding formats, our three main Pergraphica Whites are available in folio sheet sizes most commonly used by modern offset machines (reels are available on request), Pergraphica Ivory Rough 1.5 in folio and reels and our Pergraphica Colours in folio. Pergraphica Whites and Colours are also available in reels on request.

  • Digital printing: Laser and inkjet

    Digital printing is an excellent option for projects with small print runs and personalised designs. The number one benefit of digital printing is that it offers customisation down to the last sheet and newer machines are catching up to the high-quality properties of offset printing. Some are even capable of offering pantone colours, metallic inks and special finishes.


    The two main digital printing technologies are laser (also known as toner) and inkjet printing, and Pergraphica delivers excellent results on both. Each one offers up different advantages depending on your project, and our team of experts is happy to advise on the best solution for you.


    Our Pergraphica Whites are available in SRA3 format, for all your digital printing needs.

  • Special grades for HP Indigo

    In addition to laser, inkjet and offset printing, we also have specially designed grades certified for HP Indigo machines.


    Of the different digital printing technologies, HP Indigo is the closest to offset printing, making this another popular printing choice for designers. In comparison with toner machines, HP Indigo is better at reproducing accurate and consistent colours, allowing for special ink colours and finishes, and tailoring the colour profile for any paper it prints on.


    Choose from our special HP Indigo certified grades below.

  • Hot foiling

    Foiling has an undisputable appeal — it looks luxurious, enriches the sensory experience, and distinguishes your creative paper projects by adding texture, shine, relief and depth. Hot foils perfectly contrast the natural texture of uncoated papers as the shiny, metallic layer stands out against the matte, rough surface of Pergraphica.


    This draws the eye to specific details of a design and retains the viewer’s attention — which is key in luxury packaging, branding materials and even some premium books.


    With hot foil stamping, the choice of paper is key to a successful outcome, as fine detailed elements can be more challenging to achieve on deeply textured natural papers. Pergraphica’s exceptionally strong and consistent surface means excellent hot foiling results on both our rough and smooth papers.


    All Pergraphica papers achieve remarkable hot foiling results, but for that extra premium feel, you can’t go wrong with our Pergraphica Colours.

  • Embossing and debossing

    Embossing and the reverse, debossing, are techniques used to impress (or depress) a design or motif onto paper. This raised relief is as appealing visually, as it is to the touch, and you can’t help but run your fingertips over them.


    These popular special finishes are a great way to add visual appeal to a project and make it three-dimensional, as well as to create braille texts and tactile lettering for the blind and visually impaired, making beautiful paper projects accessible to all.


    Embossing and debossing can also be effectively combined with other effects, like hot foiling or micro-engraving, to elevate designs even further.


    For maximum effect when embossing or debossing, we recommend using papers with a weight of 300 g/m² and up.

  • Varnish

    Varnish is a liquid finish — available in gloss, matte, and UV — applied to seal in and protect the ink on the printed surface. Spot varnish is a great way to highlight the contrast between matte and gloss surfaces, and looks great overlaid on the natural texture of our Pergraphica papers. You can apply a varnish coating to a particular element of your printed piece, such as a logo or photograph, while leaving the rest of the piece untouched for a lovely tactile experience.


    Varnishes are available in glossy and matte finishes, to suit the style of your design. UV varnish is fixed with an ultraviolet light, giving the surface an exceptional gloss, as well as being resistant to rubbing.

  • CO₂ laser engraving and cutting

    Laser cutting and engraving allows you to personalise your project with text, logos, patterns and other visuals, which can be marked on the surface of the page or cut out.


    All our Pergraphica papers were extensively tested with CO₂ lasers, offering excellent results in a single run, so you can benefit from versatility, precision and speed.


    Due to the low odour and noise of CO₂ lasers, they can be used in any environment – making it easy to bring brilliant laser designs in-house.

Offset printing

Offset printing, an analogue printing technique also called lithographic printing, is the traditional method of using plates to print images and text onto paper. This printing method is favoured by designers due to its extremely high print quality, as well as the choice of special inks and finishing possibilities. Offset printing is also the more cost-effective solution for larger scale print jobs.


The excellent runnability of the entire Pergraphica range enables offset printing at full machine speed, making this optimal for large print runs.


Regarding formats, our three main Pergraphica Whites are available in folio sheet sizes most commonly used by modern offset machines (reels are available on request), Pergraphica Ivory Rough 1.5 in folio and reels and our Pergraphica Colours in folio. Pergraphica Whites and Colours are also available in reels on request.

Digital printing: Laser and inkjet

Digital printing is an excellent option for projects with small print runs and personalised designs. The number one benefit of digital printing is that it offers customisation down to the last sheet and newer machines are catching up to the high-quality properties of offset printing. Some are even capable of offering pantone colours, metallic inks and special finishes.


The two main digital printing technologies are laser (also known as toner) and inkjet printing, and Pergraphica delivers excellent results on both. Each one offers up different advantages depending on your project, and our team of experts is happy to advise on the best solution for you.


Our Pergraphica Whites are available in SRA3 format, for all your digital printing needs.

Special grades for HP Indigo

In addition to laser, inkjet and offset printing, we also have specially designed grades certified for HP Indigo machines.


Of the different digital printing technologies, HP Indigo is the closest to offset printing, making this another popular printing choice for designers. In comparison with toner machines, HP Indigo is better at reproducing accurate and consistent colours, allowing for special ink colours and finishes, and tailoring the colour profile for any paper it prints on.


Choose from our special HP Indigo certified grades below.

Hot foiling

Foiling has an undisputable appeal — it looks luxurious, enriches the sensory experience, and distinguishes your creative paper projects by adding texture, shine, relief and depth. Hot foils perfectly contrast the natural texture of uncoated papers as the shiny, metallic layer stands out against the matte, rough surface of Pergraphica.


This draws the eye to specific details of a design and retains the viewer’s attention — which is key in luxury packaging, branding materials and even some premium books.


With hot foil stamping, the choice of paper is key to a successful outcome, as fine detailed elements can be more challenging to achieve on deeply textured natural papers. Pergraphica’s exceptionally strong and consistent surface means excellent hot foiling results on both our rough and smooth papers.


All Pergraphica papers achieve remarkable hot foiling results, but for that extra premium feel, you can’t go wrong with our Pergraphica Colours.

Embossing and debossing

Embossing and the reverse, debossing, are techniques used to impress (or depress) a design or motif onto paper. This raised relief is as appealing visually, as it is to the touch, and you can’t help but run your fingertips over them.


These popular special finishes are a great way to add visual appeal to a project and make it three-dimensional, as well as to create braille texts and tactile lettering for the blind and visually impaired, making beautiful paper projects accessible to all.


Embossing and debossing can also be effectively combined with other effects, like hot foiling or micro-engraving, to elevate designs even further.


For maximum effect when embossing or debossing, we recommend using papers with a weight of 300 g/m² and up.

Varnish

Varnish is a liquid finish — available in gloss, matte, and UV — applied to seal in and protect the ink on the printed surface. Spot varnish is a great way to highlight the contrast between matte and gloss surfaces, and looks great overlaid on the natural texture of our Pergraphica papers. You can apply a varnish coating to a particular element of your printed piece, such as a logo or photograph, while leaving the rest of the piece untouched for a lovely tactile experience.


Varnishes are available in glossy and matte finishes, to suit the style of your design. UV varnish is fixed with an ultraviolet light, giving the surface an exceptional gloss, as well as being resistant to rubbing.

CO₂ laser engraving and cutting

Laser cutting and engraving allows you to personalise your project with text, logos, patterns and other visuals, which can be marked on the surface of the page or cut out.


All our Pergraphica papers were extensively tested with CO₂ lasers, offering excellent results in a single run, so you can benefit from versatility, precision and speed.


Due to the low odour and noise of CO₂ lasers, they can be used in any environment – making it easy to bring brilliant laser designs in-house.

04

The Product: Applications

At the end of the day, it’s all about the product. Think of paper as the star ingredient to the perfect meal. The meal can be anything you like — books, marketing materials, stationery, corporate design — but also applications that go beyond the page — luxury packaging for cosmetics and perfumes, wines, champagnes and spirits, as well as boutique bags. Packaging is often the first interaction a customer will have with a product, so it’s essential to make a strong first impression.


With proven performance in special finishes, Pergraphica lends itself perfectly to premium stationery, corporate reports, cards and invitations, product packaging, boutique bags, notebooks and diaries, and high-end publishing projects.


Read on to learn about some of the key applications that Pergraphica is suitable for. If you’re still unsure, our team of paper experts is happy to consult you on your specific needs.

  • Folding boxes

    Designers don’t just think outside the box. They think about the box. Folding boxes are one of the most popular applications within the premium packaging sector.


    Our Pergraphica Whites are the best choice for packaging that will be printed in full colour, whereas our Pergraphica Colours are ideal for projects with a premium look and feel that will be embellished with special finishes. Pergraphica Infinite Black and Pergraphica Mysterious Blue are two popular choices used for luxury packaging — the former is also food contact safe, so it can be used in food packaging applications.


    With the exception of our special HP Indigo grades and Ivory Rough 1.5, all our Pergraphica Whites are also safe to use in contact with food.


    Our papers are available in both long and short grain, so they are optimal for all folding options. For folding boxes, we recommend using Pergraphica papers in weight from 200 g/m² and up.


    Browse from our suggestions for the optimal papers for your folding box needs.

  • Corrugated boxes

    Corrugated has never looked so glamorous. Kraft packaging and brown corrugated boxes may be the go-to for standard packages, but that makes it all the more important for luxury products to differentiate themselves from the norm. Corrugated liners are durable and rigid, making them the perfect protective casing for champagne and perfume bottles, but these premium products deserve elevated packaging.


    More and more brands are demanding premium coloured corrugated liners, and with Pergraphica, you don’t have to worry about colour matching the external packaging to the interior, or have concerns about the difference in haptics. Thanks to our vast portfolio of both low and high substances, you can create seamless, unified packaging from the same shade.


    Both Pergraphica Colours and Whites have been tested extensively and excel at this application, performing exceptionally as corrugated liners and fluting.

  • Coffee table books

    Our Pergraphica Whites are the perfect choice for publications rich in photography and illustrations, as they convey brilliant, bright colours that are true-to-life. From our brightest to our most natural shade, you will always end up with accurate and stunning images.


    Due to the natural finish, the pages emit less light reflection, allowing for better readability.

  • Text-heavy books

    Pergraphica Ivory Rough was specially crafted for text-heavy publications. The ivory shade grants the paper a warm, natural feel that allows for comfortable reading and the high opacity makes it less see-through at lower weights. Its rough surface texture projects a pure look, and its excellent printability enables offset printing at full machine speed.


    The opacity of a paper describes how much light can be seen through it — the higher the opacity, the less light. This is important to keep in mind when printing on both sides of the paper, so you won’t see what is printed on the reverse side.

  • Book covers

    Our papers are available in a range of weights up to 400 g/m², making them ideal for book covers and end covers. The natural texture of our papers guarantees a premium hardcover finish and, with 31 colours to choose from, there’s the perfect shade for every book.

  • Binding techniques

    Long gone are the days when bookbinding was just a decision between softcover and hardcover, based on your budget. Binding methods have become design statements, harking back to the manual craft tradition of the trade, while using efficient, industrial processes. 


    The right binding technique can make your book stand out, from visible thread-stitching to lay-flat binding techniques and many more. These statement bindings perfectly pair with the look and feel of Pergraphica, creating a sensual experience for your readers.


    We’re all about pushing boundaries with design, but as far as paper is concerned, it’s important not to go against the grain. Therefore, we offer both short and long grain directions, to suit all cutting and folding needs for book specialists. Simply note your requirements when purchasing.

  • Food safety

    Paper is the natural choice for many food products, but not all papers are suitable for contact with food. Only certified papers are safe to keep food in pristine condition.


    Food packaging needs to store and transport items safely, but it also needs to be suitable for printing and converting in a way that does not impact the food. This includes a change in taste, colour, texture, or odour, or (even worse) containing any elements that can affect the consumer’s health.


    Pergraphica Infinite Black and our Pergraphica Whites (with the exception of Ivory Rough and our special HP Indigo grades) are certified for contact with food in compliance with Reg EC 1935/2004.

Folding boxes

Designers don’t just think outside the box. They think about the box. Folding boxes are one of the most popular applications within the premium packaging sector.


Our Pergraphica Whites are the best choice for packaging that will be printed in full colour, whereas our Pergraphica Colours are ideal for projects with a premium look and feel that will be embellished with special finishes. Pergraphica Infinite Black and Pergraphica Mysterious Blue are two popular choices used for luxury packaging — the former is also food contact safe, so it can be used in food packaging applications.


With the exception of our special HP Indigo grades and Ivory Rough 1.5, all our Pergraphica Whites are also safe to use in contact with food.


Our papers are available in both long and short grain, so they are optimal for all folding options. For folding boxes, we recommend using Pergraphica papers in weight from 200 g/m² and up.


Browse from our suggestions for the optimal papers for your folding box needs.

Corrugated boxes

Corrugated has never looked so glamorous. Kraft packaging and brown corrugated boxes may be the go-to for standard packages, but that makes it all the more important for luxury products to differentiate themselves from the norm. Corrugated liners are durable and rigid, making them the perfect protective casing for champagne and perfume bottles, but these premium products deserve elevated packaging.


More and more brands are demanding premium coloured corrugated liners, and with Pergraphica, you don’t have to worry about colour matching the external packaging to the interior, or have concerns about the difference in haptics. Thanks to our vast portfolio of both low and high substances, you can create seamless, unified packaging from the same shade.


Both Pergraphica Colours and Whites have been tested extensively and excel at this application, performing exceptionally as corrugated liners and fluting.

Coffee table books

Our Pergraphica Whites are the perfect choice for publications rich in photography and illustrations, as they convey brilliant, bright colours that are true-to-life. From our brightest to our most natural shade, you will always end up with accurate and stunning images.


Due to the natural finish, the pages emit less light reflection, allowing for better readability.

Text-heavy books

Pergraphica Ivory Rough was specially crafted for text-heavy publications. The ivory shade grants the paper a warm, natural feel that allows for comfortable reading and the high opacity makes it less see-through at lower weights. Its rough surface texture projects a pure look, and its excellent printability enables offset printing at full machine speed.


The opacity of a paper describes how much light can be seen through it — the higher the opacity, the less light. This is important to keep in mind when printing on both sides of the paper, so you won’t see what is printed on the reverse side.

Book covers

Our papers are available in a range of weights up to 400 g/m², making them ideal for book covers and end covers. The natural texture of our papers guarantees a premium hardcover finish and, with 31 colours to choose from, there’s the perfect shade for every book.

Binding techniques

Long gone are the days when bookbinding was just a decision between softcover and hardcover, based on your budget. Binding methods have become design statements, harking back to the manual craft tradition of the trade, while using efficient, industrial processes. 


The right binding technique can make your book stand out, from visible thread-stitching to lay-flat binding techniques and many more. These statement bindings perfectly pair with the look and feel of Pergraphica, creating a sensual experience for your readers.


We’re all about pushing boundaries with design, but as far as paper is concerned, it’s important not to go against the grain. Therefore, we offer both short and long grain directions, to suit all cutting and folding needs for book specialists. Simply note your requirements when purchasing.

Food safety

Paper is the natural choice for many food products, but not all papers are suitable for contact with food. Only certified papers are safe to keep food in pristine condition.


Food packaging needs to store and transport items safely, but it also needs to be suitable for printing and converting in a way that does not impact the food. This includes a change in taste, colour, texture, or odour, or (even worse) containing any elements that can affect the consumer’s health.


Pergraphica Infinite Black and our Pergraphica Whites (with the exception of Ivory Rough and our special HP Indigo grades) are certified for contact with food in compliance with Reg EC 1935/2004.

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The Values: Sustainability

If you are looking to reduce your impact on the environment, you can make a positive contribution by using sustainably sourced, CO₂ neutral paper for your premium creative, publishing and packaging projects.


In a time when we need to be deliberate about the choices we make and think about tomorrow, the paper you choose has an impact.

  • CO₂ neutral as standard

    Choosing Pergraphica is the first step towards making creative design, publishing and premium design packaging projects sustainable.


    The entire Pergraphica range has been CO₂ neutral as standard since April 2021, meaning that all CO₂ emissions that cannot be avoided are compensated.

  • Cradle to Cradle Certified® Bronze

    As a global standard, the Cradle to Cradle Certified® Products Program* is the most advanced standard for safe, circular and responsible materials and products. It makes it easy for you to find and purchase products that contribute to circularity and promote sustainability.


    In addition to the CO₂ neutrality of all Pergraphica papers, obtaining the comprehensive Cradle to Cradle Certified® Product Standard at the Bronze level cements our commitment towards — and pledge to improve — creating papers for perfectionists, which includes a focus on paper production and responsibility for our climate impact.



    * Cradle to Cradle Certified® is a registered trademark of the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute.

  • Additional ecolabel certifications

    Our full spectrum design paper is made in Austria and fulfils the strict international standards set by FSC™ (FSC-C015522) and EU Ecolabel.

CO₂ neutral as standard

Choosing Pergraphica is the first step towards making creative design, publishing and premium design packaging projects sustainable.


The entire Pergraphica range has been CO₂ neutral as standard since April 2021, meaning that all CO₂ emissions that cannot be avoided are compensated.

Cradle to Cradle Certified® Bronze

As a global standard, the Cradle to Cradle Certified® Products Program* is the most advanced standard for safe, circular and responsible materials and products. It makes it easy for you to find and purchase products that contribute to circularity and promote sustainability.


In addition to the CO₂ neutrality of all Pergraphica papers, obtaining the comprehensive Cradle to Cradle Certified® Product Standard at the Bronze level cements our commitment towards — and pledge to improve — creating papers for perfectionists, which includes a focus on paper production and responsibility for our climate impact.



* Cradle to Cradle Certified® is a registered trademark of the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute.

Additional ecolabel certifications

Our full spectrum design paper is made in Austria and fulfils the strict international standards set by FSC™ (FSC-C015522) and EU Ecolabel.