Paper Content: It’s What’s Inside That Counts
Before you read a single word of a document, the paper it’s printed on tells you something about the meaning.
When your message is important it should be delivered on the very best quality paper you can find. Paper speaks volumes about the sender, the subject and the purpose of the message. So consider the following when choosing paper for your important documents.
Cotton content is possibly the most important component of fine paper.
Paper made with cotton fiber has a luxurious feel and rich texture that is hard to duplicate. Soft yet crisp to the touch, cotton paper conveys premium quality and a distinctive image.
Colors appear richer and deeper on cotton fiber paper.
Cotton is one of the strongest and most durable fibers know to man. Paper made of cotton fiber will last longer and hold up better under repeated handling and various environmental conditions than paper made from wood pulp. Cotton paper is also less likely to discolor, and is perfect for archival record keeping. Generally, given reasonable care, you can expect one year of usable life for every 1% of cotton contained in a sheet of cotton paper.
Cotton linters are used to make cotton paper. Linters are short fibers stripped from the cotton seed before the seed is squeezed to make cotton seed oil. These linters are recognized by the federal government as a recovered material, and are identified as pre-consumer recycled fiber.