Thick White Paper

I’m looking for some recommendations for a thick, bright white stock with a smooth surface. Lettra has too much texture for my customer; they want something smooth. I sent a sample of Reich Savoy Bright White and it wasn’t white enough…

Does Rising Museum Board have a super bright white option? Has anyone run 4 ply (60 pt) board through a Heidelberg 10x15? It seems a bit thick – it’s heavier than Lettra 220lb – and doesn’t even fit in the packing gauge.


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Mohawk Superfine duplexed seems to be a popular option?

Does duplexing cause any issues with edge painting?

Not speaking from experience, but I imagine not if it’s done right? Lettra 220 is just duplexed 110 after all.

That’s a good point.

Reich was also making a “Brilliant White” in Savoy. Don’t know if they still are though. From my swatch book it seems more white, less blue than “Bright White”

I use Savoy brilliant white, which I believe is whiter than the bright white, but of course now I cant find my swatchbook.
Its almost as bright as Lettra Fl white. Very close.

To my knowledge, Rising’s brightest white is Polar white, and its not quite as bright as Lettra Fl white. 4ply prints fine, although the gripper makes a mark, so figure some margin around it so you can trim the mark off.

Other options are Somerset Satin Radiant White 500g, which is the whitest of the somersets, but not as white as Lettra Fl white. And Lanaquarelle hot pressed 640g, but again, not quite as white as Lettra Fl white.

I routinely use Strathmore 300 Bristol for cards. It is available in smooth (plate) finish or vellum finish and weighs in at 260gsm, I believe.

It prints very well, but is a quite hard surface which will can show some impression, but much less than the alternatives above.

The clients I use this paper for enjoy the difference in stiffness and “heft” over other business card materials.

Cedar Creek Press

We routinely run 60pt through our Windmills. Gripper will leave a dent in it, so be prepared to trim off leading edge.