Understanding Your Printing Paper Choices

Understanding Your Printing Paper Choices

Printing shops must carry a variety of printing choices, because there are so many different projects and marketing requirements. For example, an educator might prefer acetate paper for a class presentation, and a business professional may choose bond paper for letterheads. There are many printing paper choices available, so read on to gain a better understanding.


Photographic paper is most often used for photographs, because the paper is coated with a light-sensitive chemical solution. Photographic paper is manufactured in various finishes, sizes, emulsions, colors, and weights to suit any type of project.

Bond Paper

Bond paper can include a variety of printing papers used for traditional printing, letterheads, and resumes. Bond paper is a high-quality material that typically comes in a weight of 16 to 24 lbs.


Acetate paper consists of transparent sheets that can be used for a variety of projects, such as presentations, scrapbooks, and report covers. Printing shops can print on acetate papers for educators and business professionals to use with an overhead projector. These professionals can use dry erase markers to make erasable comments and marks on the transparent sheets.


Cotton weave canvas is often used for photo reproductions. The material is made from a stretchy and pliable linen that is stretched over a wooden frame after printing. Printing shops use large format printers to transfer the image directly to the canvas material. This type of printing choice is best used for photographs and art reproductions.


Polypropylene material is often used for display banners. It is a lightweight and tear-resistant material that showcases bright colors and high-resolution graphics. It can be used indoors and outdoors. Tradeshows, kiosks, and businesses looking for extra marketing materials will do best by choosing a durable polypropylene banner.

Take advantage of the wide range of printing choices found at Reproductions, Inc. Our equipment is state-of-the-art, and our materials are the best in Tucson. We can make any project pop with our excellent printing services. Please call us at (520) 622-7747 to get started.