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Size Guide

Which size is right?

We have a lot of different sizes of card, paper and envelopes available and sometimes it can be confusing to understand exactly what you need. So we’re breaking it all down for you here. We’ve kept everything to scale so you can see how it all fits together.

A3, A4 and A5

These are the classic sizes, you’ll certainly have heard of them. An A3 is equal to 2 A4s and one A4 is equal to two A5s.

SRA3 and 12″ x 12″

SRA3: the SR stands for supplementary raw format. Because printers can’t print all the way to the edge of the paper, if you have a design featuring print at the edge, you’ll need to print on SRA3. It’s slightly larger than A3 (as you can see below) and you’ll cut away the extra after printing.

As for 12″ x 12″, that’s a special size for scrapbooking. It’s 12 inches square, which is equal to 305mm.

Which Envelopes?

Here are our card and envelopes, we show you how they fit together, starting with the classic A4 which fits into a C5 envelopes when folded or cut in half.

5″ x 7″ card is designed to be folded in half and becomes a size that is approximately 5 x 7 inches in size and it fits perfectly into our 5″ x 7″ envelopes.

A5 Card or A6 Landscape Cards folded in half fit into C6 envelopes.

140 Square Cards are designed to be folded in half and fit into a 150 Square envelope. We also stock 160 Square envelopes. For a sneaky trick you can cut a 12″ x 12″ card in half, fold that in half and the resulting size fits perfectly inside our 160 Square envelopes.

DL is the classic size that you might receive in the mail. DL Card (which is 1/3 of an A4 sheet) or DL Single Fold Cards are ready to fit straight into a DL envelope.

Accessories

Now for our less ordinary sizes:

  • Place Cards are pre-scored and ready to be folded in half
  • Gift Tags are perfectly proportioned tags with a hole at the top, ready to be added to your next gift
  • Palm Cards or Artist Trading Cards are perfect for writing a speech, or decorating for trade
  • 11B Envelopes which are the smallest that you can send via Australia Post
  • Just a Note Envelopes which are perfect for sending a short note and are perfectly sized to fit an ATC card inside

And, finally, inserts. They’re paper sheets that are cut perfectly to give a 3mm border on every edge of a 140 Square Card or A5 Card.

Still confused or can’t see what you’re after? Contact us to learn more.

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Environmental Accreditation Guide

Environmental Accreditation Guide

 

Learn about the various accreditations that our papers may carry. Each type of paper has different accreditations, so make sure you check out the information on the product listing.

Acid Free

No free acids are present due to care taken in the manufacturing of the pulp to eliminate any active acid. Only uses alkaline additives. Acid free papers can be used for wrapping or storing jewellery, china, silver or photographs.

Blue Angel Ecolabel

This is a German accreditation which means that the paper conforms to strict ecological standards. In this case, it guarantees that the stock is made from recycled materials, the use of chlorine, halogenated bleaching agents and non-biodegradable complexing agents are banned in the production process and, if handled and stored correctly the paper is resistant to ageing for hundreds of years.

Certified Carbon Neutral

Paper that has had its carbon dioxide and greenhouse gas emissions calculated; reduced where possible and ‘offset’ through credits that fund renewable emission free energy products.

Elemental Chlorine Free

Paper that is made without the use of elemental chlorine. ECF pulp is produced with a bleaching alternative that serves to reduce harmful by-products.

Food Contact

This paper has been tested and approved for use and contact with food and foodstuffs. Some restrictions may apply.

FSC

Pulp sourced from forests that have been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. FSC works to promote responsible forestry, conserve biological diversity and protect old growth forests.

ISO 14001 EMS – Environmental Management Systems

Paper is manufactured by a mill that is accredited with ISO 14001, the international standard for organising and achieving continual improvement in environmental management systems. This standard reviews the total manufacturing process and seeks continuous improvement in aspects such as energy efficiency, waste reduction and pollution control.

ISO 9706 Longlife

Papers with this accreditation are guaranteed by international standards to last up to 100 years.

Lignin Free

No lignin is present in the paper due to the removal of the lignin, or because the paper is made from alternatives to wood pulp.

Manufactured with Windpower

Paper produced with the use of 100% wind-generated electricity. Wind energy is emission free and completely renewable. This form of electricity is generated by resources that produce little or no pollution.

PEFC Certified

PEFC ensures that at least 70% of wood fibre is from forests that promote sustainable forest management.

Recycled

Paper made up of recycled fibres which have been extracted from existing paper products, to be used in the manufacture of further paper products. Recycled paper can be 100% recycled or consist of a mixture of pre and post consumer waste along with some virgin fibre to add strength.

Responsible Forestry Practices

Fibre used in the production of paper that shows this symbol is sourced from pulp suppliers who practice responsible forestry techniques and/or use paper from managed plantation forests.