This speciality paper features a metallic finish that can be coated to be matte or glossy. Most commonly used as a decorative paper, metallic paper actually also offers protective elements to products that are light and moisture sensitive.

  • Puncture and moisture resistant
  • Glossy metallic finish
  • Ideal for light sensitive products

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    Metallic Paper


    Coated in a layer of aluminum, metallic paper is a unique paperboard material primarily used for its decorative features. Metallic papers are available in matte and glossy finishes and can also feature smooth or crumpled textures. Although metallic paper is most popular for its elegant shimmering glimmer, it also offers protective features to your products. The aluminum effectively reflects light and repels moisture, making this material and ideal candidate for products such as pharmaceuticals that may be light or moisture sensitive. Because metallic paper is eye catching on its own, it is not very common to print on this material. However, it is possible to offset print and then UV print to ensure the surface is dry and ink won’t move around or smudge.

    Cardboard Thickness

    folding carton thickness

    Paperboard Thickness and Grammage Conversion Table

    Basestock Properties (Units)Nominal Basis Weight (GSM)Caliper (Inches)Thickness (Microns)Commonly Used For
    14pt275gsm0.014”356μTakeout Boxes, Cups
    16pt300gsm0.016”406μHeavy duty bags, Takeout Box
    18pt350gsm0.018”456μAll box packaging
    24pt400gsm0.024”610μHeavy duty boxes
    28pt527gsm0.028”710μVery heavy duty boxes



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