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Free Paper Texture Pack: 64 Card Stock Photos

Free Paper Texture Pack: 64 High Resolution Cardstock Photos

Here you can download professional, full-size photographs of the 64 high quality paper stocks we offer.

  • Get a basic sense of the look and texture of each stock in Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.
  • Add them to die-cut templates to see how your printed design will look on a particular stock
  • Use them in mockup templates to demonstrate your final product to others


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Paper Stock Image Previews

The images below are smaller previews of the full, high resolution paper texture pack available for download. To quickly browse preview images, choose a category of paper stocks: Coated stocks | Smooth, uncoated stocks | Textured, uncoated stocks | File folder stocks

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Contains Recycled Fiber Contains indicated percentage of post-consumer recycled fiber
Paper from responsibly managed forests Harvested from responsibly managed forests
PMS and 4 Color Printing Not Recommended Stock color may alter the color of printed PMS/CMYK ink


Coated stocks

When a stock is coated, it is covered in a thin layer of a compound that seals the porous surface of the paper. This compound is then buffed until it is glossy, creating a nice, smooth background for the ink to print on. Less ink is required when printing on a coated stock, since the coating prevents the paper from absorbing the ink.

Not all coated stocks have to look glossy. Possible coating finish styles include matte, gloss, satin, or soft-touch aqueous coating, as well as lamination or ultraviolet. Note than coating finishes may only be applied to coated stocks. Stocks marked “C1S” are coated on a single side, while “C2S” stocks are coated on both sides.

Semi-Gloss, 12 PT, C1S
Semi-Gloss, 12 PT, C1S

Semi-Gloss, 14 PT, C1S
Semi-Gloss, 14 PT, C1S

Semi-Gloss, 18 PT, C1S (not available for trifold folders)
Semi-Gloss, 18 PT, C1S

Marble Crush White, 10 PT, C1S
Marble Crush White, 10 PT, C1S

Semi-Gloss, 12 PT, C2S
Semi-Gloss, 12 PT, C2S

Semi-Gloss, 14 PT, C2S
Semi-Gloss, 14 PT, C2S

Cast Coated, 12 PT, C1S
Cast Coated, 12 PT, C1S

Cast Coated, 12 PT, C2S
Cast Coated, 12 PT, C2S

Dull Cover, 130 lb., C2S Paper from responsibly managed forests
Dull Cover, 130 lb., C2S

Burgundy Marblecoat, 12 PT, C1S PMS and 4 Color Printing Not Recommended
Burgundy Marblecoat, 12 PT, C1S

Black Marblecoat, 12 PT, C1S PMS and 4 Color Printing Not Recommended
Black Marblecoat, 12 PT, C1S

Blue Marblecoat, 12 PT, C1S PMS and 4 Color Printing Not Recommended
Blue Marblecoat, 12 PT, C1S

Green Marblecoat, 12 PT, C1S PMS and 4 Color Printing Not Recommended
Green Marblecoat, 12 PT, C1S

Navy Colorcoat, 12 PT, C1S Paper from responsibly managed forests PMS and 4 Color Printing Not Recommended
Navy Colorcoat, 12 PT, C1S

Black Colorcoat, 12 PT, C1S Paper from responsibly managed forests PMS and 4 Color Printing Not Recommended
Black Colorcoat, 12 PT, C1S

Smooth, uncoated stocks

These uncoated stocks have a smooth texture without the use of a coating layer. Printing on uncoated stock requires a greater amount of ink, since the pores in the stock are not filled and can absorb more ink.

One benefit to using a smooth, uncoated stock is that your folder can easily be written on with an ink pen. These also tend to be the most eco-friendly stocks, as the lack of coating makes them recyclable or compostable, and several are made from 100% recycled materials.

Smooth White, 80 lb. Paper from responsibly managed forests
Smooth White, 80 lb.

Smooth White, 100 lb. Paper from responsibly managed forests
Smooth White, 100 lb.

Eco White Smooth, 80 lb. 100 Percent Post-Consumer Recycled Fiber
Eco White Smooth, 80 lb.

Eco Ivory Smooth, 80 lb. 100 Percent Post-Consumer Recycled Fiber PMS and 4 Color Printing Not Recommended
Eco Ivory Smooth, 80 lb.

White Eggshell, 80 lb.
White Eggshell, 80 lb.

Birch Vellum, 80 lb. PMS and 4 Color Printing Not Recommended
Birch Vellum, 80 lb.

Jute Vellum, 80 lb. 50 Percent Post-Consumer Recycled Fiber PMS and 4 Color Printing Not Recommended
Jute Vellum, 80 lb.

Yellow Vellum, 80 lb. 30 Percent Post-Consumer Recycled Fiber PMS and 4 Color Printing Not Recommended
Yellow Vellum, 80 lb.

Leaf Green Vellum, 80 lb. 30 Percent Post-Consumer Recycled Fiber PMS and 4 Color Printing Not Recommended
Leaf Green Vellum, 80 lb.

Aquamarine Vellum, 100 lb. 30 Percent Post-Consumer Recycled Fiber PMS and 4 Color Printing Not Recommended
Aquamarine Vellum, 100 lb.

Textured, uncoated stocks

Textured, uncoated stocks are designed to mimic the properties of other materials. In some cases, this means a strong, noticeable tactile pattern (such as with linen stocks), while in other cases, the texture is primarily visual (as is the case with fiber stocks).

These stocks are often used with embossing, as the thick fibers allow for a bolder embossed effect, both in look and feel. However, these stocks are not recommended for foil stamping because the texture makes it hard for the foil to stick to the paper. We also don’t recommend printing small text on these stocks, since the texture may absorb the ink and cause bleeds.

Eco Brown Kraft, 18 PT 100 Percent Post-Consumer Recycled Fiber PMS and 4 Color Printing Not Recommended (not available with embossing or debossing)
Eco Brown Kraft, 18 PT

Bright White Felt, 80 lb. 30 Percent Post-Consumer Recycled Fiber
Bright White Felt, 80 lb.

White Cordwain, 90 lb. 30 Percent Post-Consumer Recycled Fiber
White Cordwain, 90 lb.

Deep Blue Cordwain, 90 lb. 30 Percent Post-Consumer Recycled Fiber PMS and 4 Color Printing Not Recommended
Deep Blue Cordwain, 90 lb.

White Fiber, 80 lb. 30 Percent Post-Consumer Recycled Fiber Paper from responsibly managed forests PMS and 4 Color Printing Not Recommended
White Fiber, 80 lb.

Natural Fiber, 80 lb. 30 Percent Post-Consumer Recycled Fiber Paper from responsibly managed forests PMS and 4 Color Printing Not Recommended
Natural Fiber, 80 lb.

Cream Fiber, 80 lb. 30 Percent Post-Consumer Recycled Fiber Paper from responsibly managed forests PMS and 4 Color Printing Not Recommended
Cream Fiber, 80 lb.

Gray Fiber, 80 lb. 30 Percent Post-Consumer Recycled Fiber Paper from responsibly managed forests PMS and 4 Color Printing Not Recommended
Gray Fiber, 80 lb.

Rose Fiber, 80 lb. 30 Percent Post-Consumer Recycled Fiber Paper from responsibly managed forests PMS and 4 Color Printing Not Recommended
Rose Fiber, 80 lb.

Ice Blue Fiber, 80 lb. 30 Percent Post-Consumer Recycled Fiber Paper from responsibly managed forests PMS and 4 Color Printing Not Recommended
Ice Blue Fiber, 80 lb.

Thyme Fiber, 80 lb. 30 Percent Post-Consumer Recycled Fiber Paper from responsibly managed forests PMS and 4 Color Printing Not Recommended
Thyme Fiber, 80 lb.

Periwinkle Fiber, 80 lb. 30 Percent Post-Consumer Recycled Fiber Paper from responsibly managed forests PMS and 4 Color Printing Not Recommended
Periwinkle Fiber, 80 lb.

White Linen, 100 lb. 30 Percent Post-Consumer Recycled Fiber Paper from responsibly managed forests
White Linen, 100 lb.

Natural Linen, 100 lb. 30 Percent Post-Consumer Recycled Fiber Paper from responsibly managed forests PMS and 4 Color Printing Not Recommended
Natural Linen, 100 lb.

Sterling Gray Linen, 100 lb. 30 Percent Post-Consumer Recycled Fiber Paper from responsibly managed forests PMS and 4 Color Printing Not Recommended
Sterling Gray Linen, 100 lb.

White Hopsack, 90 lb. 30 Percent Post-Consumer Recycled Fiber
White Hopsack, 90 lb.

Warm White Felt, 80 lb. 30 Percent Post-Consumer Recycled Fiber
Warm White Felt, 80 lb.

Pumice Felt, 80 lb. 100 Percent Post-Consumer Recycled Fiber Paper from responsibly managed forests PMS and 4 Color Printing Not Recommended
Pumice Felt, 80 lb.

Sandstone Felt, 80 lb. 100 Percent Post-Consumer Recycled Fiber Paper from responsibly managed forests PMS and 4 Color Printing Not Recommended
Sandstone Felt, 80 lb.

Flax Felt, 80 lb. 30 Percent Post-Consumer Recycled Fiber
Flax Felt, 80 lb.

Granite Felt, 80 lb. 100 Percent Post-Consumer Recycled Fiber Paper from responsibly managed forests PMS and 4 Color Printing Not Recommended
Granite Felt, 80 lb.

Spruce Felt, 80 lb. 30 Percent Post-Consumer Recycled Fiber Paper from responsibly managed forests
Spruce Felt, 80 lb.

New Black Felt, 80 lb. 30 Percent Post-Consumer Recycled Fiber PMS and 4 Color Printing Not Recommended
New Black Felt, 80 lb.

Burgundy Linen, 100 lb. 30 Percent Post-Consumer Recycled Fiber Paper from responsibly managed forests PMS and 4 Color Printing Not Recommended
Burgundy Linen, 100 lb.

Merlot Linen, 100 lb. 30 Percent Post-Consumer Recycled Fiber Paper from responsibly managed forests PMS and 4 Color Printing Not Recommended
Merlot Linen, 100 lb.
Eggplant Linen, 100 lb. Paper from responsibly managed forests PMS and 4 Color Printing Not Recommended
Eggplant Linen, 100 lb.

Dark Blue Linen, 100 lb. 30 Percent Post-Consumer Recycled Fiber Paper from responsibly managed forests PMS and 4 Color Printing Not Recommended
Dark Blue Linen, 100 lb.

Deep Black Linen, 100 lb. 30 Percent Post-Consumer Recycled Fiber Paper from responsibly managed forests PMS and 4 Color Printing Not Recommended
Deep Black Linen, 100 lb.

Deep Pine Linen, 100 lb. 30 Percent Post-Consumer Recycled Fiber Paper from responsibly managed forests PMS and 4 Color Printing Not Recommended
Deep Pine Linen, 100 lb.

Mahogany Linen, 100 lb. Paper from responsibly managed forests PMS and 4 Color Printing Not Recommended
Mahogany Linen, 100 lb.

Royal Blue Tweed, 80 lb. 30 Percent Post-Consumer Recycled Fiber Paper from responsibly managed forests PMS and 4 Color Printing Not Recommended
Royal Blue Tweed, 80 lb.

Red Hopsack, 90 lb. 30 Percent Post-Consumer Recycled Fiber PMS and 4 Color Printing Not Recommended
Red Hopsack, 90 lb.

Forest Green Hopsack, 90 lb. 30 Percent Post-Consumer Recycled Fiber PMS and 4 Color Printing Not Recommended
Forest Green Hopsack, 90 lb.

Deep Blue Hopsack, 90 lb. 30 Percent Post-Consumer Recycled Fiber PMS and 4 Color Printing Not Recommended
Deep Blue Hopsack, 90 lb.

File folder stocks

File folder stocks are made specifically for the production of file folders. They’re smooth and uncoated, so many of the same printing rules for other smooth uncoated stocks apply.

Manila Tag Paper from responsibly managed forests PMS and 4 Color Printing Not Recommended
Manila Tag

White Tag Paper from responsibly managed forests
White Tag

Canary Index Paper from responsibly managed forests PMS and 4 Color Printing Not Recommended
Canary Index

Blue Index Paper from responsibly managed forests PMS and 4 Color Printing Not Recommended
Blue Index


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Please keep in mind that the final product you receive may appear slightly different from these images, depending on your monitor settings. For an even closer example of the way our stocks look and feel, please request a free sample.

There may be custom paper options available to you beyond just what’s listed here. Please contact us if you need help selecting a paper stock or if you are interested in unique custom stocks for your folder design.