Paper textures play a big role in how a printed work  looks when complete. It can affect everything from how bright a color looks, to how the ink fills the paper, and how a printed material feels in your customer’s hands. The texture of these papers can have a big impact on the finished design of a printed material. Each of them also have their quirks that need to be understood as well.


There are four different types of paper textures: smooth, embossed, uncoated, and coated. Each type of texture has multiple paper styles.

  • SMOOTH Paper Texture:
  • They typically have no raised ridges or watermarks.
  • Wove – This style of paper is very smooth and doesn’t have watermarking.
  • Smooth – This style of paper is created by running paper through sets of rollers
  • Vellum – Vellum has an egg shell look and feel and is very durable.



    It consists of paper that has raised detailing, can be both seen and felt.


  • Linen – Linen texture paper is frequently used for when you want an elegant look.
  • Laid – This is a type of finish that is applied to the paper during the paper-making process.
  • Pinstripe – This paper has a ribbed texture.



    It simply means that there is no coating applied to the paper.


  • Parchment – Parchment paper, sometimes referred to as marble paper.
  • Cockle – This paper has a handmade.



    It has a a layer of coating applied and can be used to improved brightness.


  • Foil/Metallic – This paper has a thin film of plastic or metal in the same color as the base paper
  • Stardream – They are relatively smooth to the touch, but have a shimmery coating.
  • Glossy – This paper texture is very smooth. One side of the paper can be uncoated and rough while the other is coated with a surface gloss. This gives it a shiny coating.

Sadiq paper is one of the leading paper mills in Pakistan. We are one of the leading High quality paper manufacturers in the Pakistan involved in both traditional and developing markets


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