"Anyway you want it, that's the way you need it, anyway you want it...."! Classic song, powerful message. PFL is all about giving you what you want (premium papers) the way you want it (fast & budget-friendly).
Premium paper is sometimes referred to as designer paper, fancy paper, or specialty paper. Regardless of what you call these quality papers, PFL is ready to help you decide which paper best suits your personal printing project. Call 800-930-2423 now
and talk to one of our friendly print experts for a personalized quote or samples!
Premium Paper Benefits
- Provides luxurious textures
- Compliments design, lending personality to a printed piece
- Allows for double sided printing that does not show through
- Facilitates outstanding print performance
- Enhances tactile interest
- Expands options, choose from crisp and conservative, to rugged and edgy
Ask almost anyone where paper comes from and they will tell you, trees. And they would be correct, in most instances. However, many premium papers are manufactured from linen, cotton and other raw plant fibers. Some paper is even made of synthetic materials like polyolefin, often used when waterproofing is needed, like divers maps. Designer paper can meet an array of needs that standard paper cannot.
Paper comes from three primary resources:
- Sawmill chips and scraps that are the by-product in the lumber production process.
- Small trees that are harvested from tree farms for the sole purpose of making paper.
- Recycled paper. Many papers are able to be recycled up to seven times before the fibers become too small to re-purpose.
The fibers of diverse tree species vary in strength and length. For example, pine and spruce trees are perfect for manufacturing strong papers, like shipping containers. The drawback is they are not smooth, making them a poor choice for printing.
Oak and maple trees have shorter, weaker fibers, yet produce a much smoother surface more conducive to printing and writing. Most papers today are a carefully selected combination of wood fibers to achieve the desired brightness, strength, and tactile experience. Many papers are coated with fine clay that improves the surface with a slight gloss.
Paper is a sustainable resource. Currently, over 50% of paper manufactured in the U.S. each year is recovered from the wood waste of lumber production. Still more is recovered from properly recycled consumer paper waste. Many papers are made from 100% Post-Consumer Waste, meaning fully recycled. At PFL, we firmly believe in taking responsibility for good environmental stewardship. We offer many premium papers that are made from 100% PCW.
Did you know wasps make paper? They chew wood to make a fiber paste that they spread thin, creating their nest.
PFL Premium Printing Papers: Your BEST Value
PFL understands that you need the very best options available at fair prices. While designer paper stocks add sophistication and tactile interest to professional print pieces, they can also add to the cost of the printing project. PFL keeps a line of premium papers in-house to lower turnaround times and cost, while maintaining the highest quality standards in the industry.
Our premium papers are comparable to branded designer paper stocks you may be familiar with. We are happy to mail you a sample of our in-house premium paper stocks so you can feel the texture and structure of the papers for yourself.