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Paper sizes, thicknesses and types

Updated: Apr 23

Ready to order your stationery but unsure about paper sizes, thickness and types? Read on to find out all the info...


Paper Sizes


Ultimately the size of your stationery is up to you but I suggest:

  • Save the dates at A6 size or square 148x148mm.

  • Day and Evening invites at a larger size of A5 or square 148x148mm.

  • Info cards at A6 or A5 if you have a lot of info.

  • RSVPs at A7 or 105x105mm.

  • Menus at DL size.

Here is an image to show you how the different sizes compare:



Paper Thickness


Paper comes in thickness which are basically very confusing as they are called things like 300gsm which to most people doesn't mean a thing.

The best way for me to explain the thickness is this way:

  • Your paper in your home printer is 80gsm

  • The paper we use is more like card and is between 300 - 400gsm which is about 2/3mm thick.


Paper Types


At 33 Pixels we use a range of papers and finishes for the printing.


For foil print we use 350gsm velvet laminated Silk paper. Silk paper keep colours vibrant and the velvet lamination sets the foil in place and feels super luxury. Everyone loves the feel of velvet lamination as it feels like soft velvet.



For standard digital print there are more paper options:


Uncoated paper: We use 350gsm and has a soft finish and tactile quality. It's more absorbent than silk paper, so colours look lovely on it and it has a lovely soft feel to it.



Laid textured paper: A deluxe 300gsm paper with a fine-lined texture on both sides so beautiful looking prints.



Nettuno textured paper: Crisp and clean with fine-lined markings this 280gsm paper has lines which are more condensed than our Laid paper.



Rives Shetland textured paper: Rives Shetland is a cool white 250gsm paper with a delightfully unusual texture running across its surface, like the weave of a fine fabric. It is one of our more subtle textured papers which feels lovely.



Vellum translucent paper: Vellum paper is 150gsm adds a different dimension to printed artwork, offering a translucent finish, with an effortless, airy simplicity. Ideal when paired with additional paper layers, it’s a favourite choice for romantic Wedding Stationery and luxury Invites.



Ice gold paper: This bright ice white paper is infused with pleasing tones of pale gold. It is a coated 300gsm paper, so printed inks stand out and colours take on a shimmery hue. A beautiful paper which adds a subtle sparkle to your stationery.


Pearl oyster paper: Like the Ice Gold paper but with warmer tones of freshwater pearls, this beautiful 300gsm shimmering paper turns up the wow factor on wedding stationery.


Cream paper: The perfect choice for when white is not enough, but gold is too much. Our cream paper is 400gsm and comes uncoated with a premium feel to print. Ink is absorbed into the paper to give a flatter, softer look.


If you have any questions or want to talk though your paper size and options feel free to contact me here



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