#PaperNerd – Colorplan Paper


It's no secret, we loooove paper. For us, printing is as much about the paper as it is the design. 

White paper is cool, but who can resist a collection of nearly 50 colors - its the paper equivalent of a double rainbow. This is the first post in a new series we've dubbed #PaperNerd.

We've been big fans of Colorplan paper for over 10 years and its why we stock all of the colors. 

The paper has a great texture which is something that compliments letterpress and foil stamping perfectly.

Read more about the stock options, envelopes, printing options, and some recent projects we've done with the paper in the full post.

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Colorplan Paper Swatch Book

A gorgeous collection of colored paper


We’re happy to introduce a new series on the blog – #PaperNerd – where we’ll feature paper stocks, updates to existing paper lines, and fun projects with paper. This will be a great way to share all of the different options we offer!


The first feature for our #PaperNerd series is Colorplan paper by G. F. Smith – a european mill that was founded in 1885 by its namesake based on his passion for paper. We love paper too! As kids its all we ever asked for on birthdays and holidays.


The Colorplan collection was introduced in the late 1960’s and has grown to over 50 different shades, multiple weights, and textures. We’ve been in love with Colorplan for the last 10 years – we had pallets of this stuff shipped by boat over from Europe back then. Now Colorplan is distributed in the US too so we stock the full palette in our studio.


Here’s the full collection of colors available, you can find out more information in the Paper section of our website: Colorplan Paper.

Colorplan Paper Swatches

Paper Specs


· Made in England
· Acid free
· 100% ECF virgin fiber
· Available in 3 standard weights (91# text / 8pt, 100# cover / 14.4pt, 130# cover / 18.5pt)
· Duplexed in 2 additional weights (200# cover / 28 pt, 260# cover / 37 pt)
· Over 50 colors (whites, grays, blues, reds, greens, basically any color you can think of …)
· Standard + Custom envelopes – square flap + european flap

Colorplan Envelope Options

Tons of Envelope Options


The amazing selection of colors is what we love about Colorplan but what good is paper without envelopes? All of the colors are available in standard envelope sizes with either a square flap or european flap. For more information on specific sizes and flap styles, email us.


Colorplan envelopes are available in these standard sizes:

• 4Bar – 5.125″ x 3.625″
• A2 – 5.75″ x 4.375″
• A6 – 6.5″ x 4.75″
• A7 – 7.25″ x 5.25″
• A8 – 8.125″ x 5.5″
• A9 – 8.75″ x 5.75″
• 6.5″ Square
• No. 10 – 9.5″ x 4.125″


We also offer Colorplan envelopes in custom sizes – our Dolce Oversize envelope is made from Ice White Colorplan. We stock this envelope style in 4Bar too!

Here are some recent projects we’ve worked on using Colorplan paper. For samples of Colorplan, submit a quote request using the online form or email us.


Harry’s First Birthday Invitations
The Candy Land Mitzvah Suite
The Mount Vernon Wedding Suite

Candy Land Mitzvah Invitation - Full Suite


Let’s Talk Paper


Thanks for reading all about Colorplan and why we think its an awesome paper! We want your feedback on the #PaperNerd series – tell us what paper you’re obsessed with, or a new paper line you’d like us to share.


We’re looking to collaborate with designers for the #PaperNerd series. Basically, we want to produce a limited edition print to highlight each #PaperNerd feature. Email us if you’re interested!


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