You might think you know what you’re doing when it comes to paper, but that’s not always the case.
In this video from The Paper Company, Mark Riedel and John Clements show you which types of paper are best for what.
Here’s a few quick tips on what types of papers to buy and how to apply them to your next design project.1.
Natural paper, paper you can find in supermarkets or online.
A natural paper product is paper that has been processed and cut using a natural method.
These papers tend to be thinner and more flexible than the synthetic paper types you’re likely to see in store.
The more flexible paper, the better it will last.
Natural papers are made from natural plant fibers, like silk, that are more porous than the plastic-based paper you’re most likely to find in grocery stores.2.
Synthetic paper, papers that are produced by synthetic processes that use chemicals to create a specific texture or color.
These types of synthetic papers tend be less flexible than natural paper.
They can be thicker and more dense than natural papers.3.
Eco-friendly paper, made with biodegradable materials, like biocompatible polypropylene.
These paper types are not prone to mold, fungus or other environmental damage.
Eco friendly papers are also more environmentally friendly than synthetic paper, and can last longer.4.
Paper from a third-party source, like a fabric or paper-like product.
Paper that is sourced from third-parties is usually less expensive and less expensive-looking than the original material.5.
Natural plastic, which is used to make paper products, like the paper used for notebooks, t-shirts, and other products.
Natural plastics can be more flexible and last longer than synthetic plastic, and are much cheaper.6.
Synthetics, paper that is made by adding chemicals or chemicals-based products to a natural paper source.
Synthesizers are more environmentally harmful than natural plastics, and have higher costs.7.
Paper products made from plant fibers.
Plant fibers are natural materials that can be processed in a number of ways.
The most common way to make natural paper is to cut a sheet of natural paper into strips, then apply chemicals to make it more flexible.
This creates a paper that can bend, and when bent will eventually bend the same way as synthetic paper.8.
Paper made with recycled paper products.
Paper can be recycled into a number to products that are environmentally friendly, like paper towels.9.
Synthesis paper, a type of paper that uses synthetic chemicals to manufacture a specific product.
Syntheses are sometimes called biodegradeable paper because they are recyclable and can be used in a variety of applications.
Syntheticians say that they can produce synthetic paper products that last longer and are more flexible, and that they are also environmentally friendly.10.
Paper for building materials, paper products made with paper materials that are not biodegrading.
This is a relatively new process that is used for making paper products for building material projects.
Synthetically processed paper is usually more expensive and often doesn’t have the same properties as natural paper that you’re probably used to seeing in store stores.