What Are the Benefits of Using Cotton Fiber Paper?
Cotton fiber papers are distinct.
Paper made from cotton fiber has an easily identifiable, crisp feel. Touch it… snap it… rattle it… no other paper compares.
A watermark symbolizes quality.
Most watermarks in cotton fiber papers indicate the brand and percent of cotton fiber in the sheet. A watermark is visible when the paper is held up to the light. Many world currencies are watermarked with portraits of famous people.
Cotton linters are used to make cotton fiber paper.
Linters are short fibers stripped from the cotton seed before the seed is squeezed to make cotton seed oil. Linters are identified by government recycling standards as recovered fiber and are considered pre-consumer waste. The short fiber provides a rich appearance and a consistent line formation, giving clarity to the watermark.
Colors are richer on cotton.
Colors appear richer and deeper on fabrics woven from cotton or wool compared with gaudy synthetics. The same holds true of color on cotton fiber paper.
American business’s first choice is cotton fiber paper.
American business has always been sensitive to public opinion and customer perception of their identity. The quality of paper used for letterheads and legal documents throughout history has been paper made from cotton fiber… 100% cotton fiber for executive letterheads and legal documents and 25% cotton fiber for corporate letterheads and general business correspondence, presentations, financial statements, etc.
Cotton is more durable than wood pulp papers.
Cotton is one of the strongest and most durable fibers known to man. Papers manufactured of cotton fiber will last longer and hold up better under repeated handling and various environmental conditions than paper made from wood pulp. Generally, given reasonable care, a customer can expect one year of usable life for every 1% of cotton contained in the sheet. Cotton papers are less likely to discolor than papers made from wood pulp and therefore are a perfect choice for any documents that require archiving.