Paper Choices

Blue Star Direct offers a range of FSC® Certified Printing Papers in a range of weights (gsm) and finishes (uncoated, satin or gloss) suited to each product. When selecting from the range available for a particular product, you can be confident that your choice will function well for that product.

 

For brochures, leaflets, posters and stationery, we offer Sumo & Orbit Media papers:

Sumo

Sumo

Sumo is an excellent range of uncoated and coated papers from Asia. The high white surface has a rich tactile quality with a unique appearance that is ideal for reproduction of images and text together. Sumo choices offered in Blue Star Direct are gloss, satin and uncoated.

Orbit

Orbit Media

Orbit Media is a range of premium printing papers, manufactured in Europe. The series includes Orbit Media Satin and Orbit Media Gloss. Each grade is designed to create visual impact. Orbit Media's rich, tactile feel is perfect for items destined to be handled by consumers.

Wide format posters are printed on dtec, which is a specific wide format material:

dtec

dtec

dtec is a quality matt board, with exceptional bulk, so is particularly suitable for large format poster printing.  Board is the general term given to print paper when it reaches a certain thickness - about 200gsm. We offer a choice of 200gsm or 350gsm for our posters printed on wide format HP Latex printers.

Address labels are printed on self-adhesive matt permanent crackback paper:

Crackback Adhesive

Crackback Adhesive

A self-adhesive paper combined with a crack-back backing. The white self adhesive paper is coated and this is the side that is printed on. On the underside are scored lines, along which the backing will crack cleanly when bent back, allowing easy removal of the label.

For business cards, we offer New Silk and Splendorgel options:

New Silk

New Silk

New Silk is an ultra-premium Japanese high quality, high white coated paper with outstanding smoothness and opacity. The board weights provide exceptional stiffness and bulk. It is ideal for superb quality, coated business cards. Blue Star Direct offers New Silk in 350gsm and 400gsm as the satin choice for premium business cards. 

Spendorgel

Spendorgel

Splendorgel is a high quality uncoated paper that has an exceptionally smooth surface and high brightness. It is an ideal substrate for superb quality, uncoated business cards. Blue Star Direct offers Splendorgel in 340gsm or 400gsm as the uncoated choice for premium business cards.

Our envelopes are a pre-formed product that is then overprinted:

Pre-formed Envelopes

Envelopes

Blue Star Direct's envelopes are pre-formed from a quality white uncoated 80gsm paper. An envelope feeder is attached to an offset printing press - this feeds the envelopes in and they are over-printed as complete products.

For signage we offer foamboard and corflute:

dtec Foamboard

dtec Foamboard

Foamboard is comprised of an expanded PVC closed cell structure which gives an ideal combination of both flexural and impact strength. It is a strong and durable, lightweight, water resistant product. Blue Star Direct offer a white base, interior use Foamboard of 4mm thickness, and a white base exterior use Foamboard of 5mm thickness.

 

Corflute

Corflute

Corflute is rigid hollow fluted plastic sheet, made from lightweight extruded polypropylene. This high quality, tough and durable product can withstand sunlight and general weather conditions, so is ideal for temporary signage such as real estate signs and event signage. The 5mm thick corflute offered by Blue Star Direct works well for both indoor and outdoor applications.

Labels are printed on gloss, white permanent adhesive stock and supplied diecut on A4 sheets:

Adhesive Label Sheets

Gloss White Permanent Adhesive

Labels are printed on Gloss White Permanent Adhesive. The number of labels on each A4 sheet depends on the size of the label:

  • Circular 40mm - 24 per sheet
  • Circular 80mm - 6 per sheet
  • Square 90mm - 6 per sheet
  • Rectangular 90x30mm - 16 per sheet

Drink coasters are printed on heavyweight uncoated board:

Coaster Board

Coaster Board

Coaster board is a heavy 280gsm white uncoated substrate. It has the combination of strength and absorbency - qualities required in a "beer mat".

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