Natural-look board is proving to be very popular within the creative community and we are frequently asked to produce products using this stock. After testing a number of different boards, at Showcase Creative we have found our favouriteâ€¦ itâ€™s calledÂ Eco-Kraft.
Eco-Kraft is a 100% recycled, fibrous board with a rough surface texture, creating a wonderfully tactile feel. Surprisingly for a natural-look board, printability is excellent, with ink coverage remaining consistent and colours vibrant against the neutral coloured background.
Eco-Kraft paper and board is environmentally friendly which complements the FSC approved papers that we already offer. It is available in all standard paper weights up to 280gsm and it has a high bulk which adds to the rigidity, making the board suitable for high quality products like presentation folders.
Pigâ€™s Ears Beer have been delighted with Eco-Kraft, using 280gsm Eco-Kraft board to create their A4 presentation folders, as well as using the 170gm weight to create complementing inserts for promotional sales literature.Â Jo Young at Pigâ€™s Ears Beer commented, â€œWe really like the look and feel of the Eco-Kraft stationery that Showcase recommended to us, and it complements the rustic feel that we are aiming for with our brandingâ€.
You can have lots of fun with natural look boards as the CMYK printing process can create some unique and beautiful effects when combined with the background colour of the paper. However, playing with the type of paper stock is not the only way to be creative with your printing.Â For more ideas, why not take a look at our other special finishes?
Our presentation folder range is now available in Eco-Kraft board along with Media Packaging and Calendars too. We are also working on an Eco-Natural ring binder product that we hope to release later this year.
Youâ€™re not just limited to the standard products that you see on our website. Eco-Kraft is a versatile product that can be used for all sorts of printing projects, such as beautiful, vintage-looking wedding stationery,Â business cards, sleeves and slipcases, CD cases, gift tags or any application that lends itself to a rustic or eco-friendly feel.
Weâ€™d love to see what ideas you come up with! If you would like to receive some samples of Eco-Kraft board or paper, please do get in touch.Â We look forward to hearing from you.