Make Sure YOUR Printing is always on the RIGHT STOCK!

You don’t want your promotional materials to feel like Toilet paper!! RHL Business Vision always offers advise to assure you of a QUALITY Finish on all orders!

Choosing the right materials and stock has always been crucial for RHL Business Vision when choosing paper and card stock for any order they undertake. The success of any print job depends on the careful selection of materials, from paper quality to ink compatibility.

For RHL Business Vision one of the primary considerations they make when it comes to materials is the type of paper or card they will select and recommend for you. The weight, finish, and texture of the paper can significantly impact the final output. For instance, if you are printing high-quality photographs, opting for a glossy or matte photo paper would be ideal. On the other hand, if you’re producing brochures or business cards, RHL Business Vision will recommend a heavier stock with a smooth finish which will convey a more professional image.

Understanding the different types of paper and cards stocks available is essential for making informed decisions. With over 14 years experience in the Print Industry Jane and her team have all the knowledge needed to really advise you on what is best for each individual job and order you wish to place. 80 to 100gsm bond paper is commonly used for everyday printing, while cardstock is a thicker and sturdier option suitable for business cards and invitations. Text paper is lighter and often used for booklets or flyers. Coated papers, such as glossy or matte finishes, can enhance the vibrancy and sharpness of images. RHL business vision also offers a full range of recycled products as well as wildflower seeded paper and cards produced only in one UK paper Mill! These can then be plated and over 2p flowers grown in pots and gardens!

Once you have agreed and decided on the appropriate paper or card thickness and type, considering the ink compatibility with your chosen materials is paramount. Different types of inks work better with specific paper finishes, water-based inks are suitable for most standard printing jobs, while solvent-based inks may be necessary for materials like vinyl or glossy paper.

Furthermore, RHL Business Vision are very keen to consider all environmental considerations which have become increasingly important in their choices of material selections. It is necessary to use and recommend eco-friendly paper options and soy-based inks to reduce the ecological footprint. It has certainly been important to many of my clients and to my business to show and communicate my commitment to sustainability. It is exceptionally important that we continue to utilize environmentally responsible choices.

In conclusion, it is absolutely imperative when choosing printed products that you are advised on the intricate process of choosing the right materials and stock for printing which does involve a careful balance of factors such as paper type, weight, finish, and ink compatibility. Ultimately, a thoughtful approach to material selection contributes not only to the quality of your print output but also to the overall sustainability of your products and your success!

I hope you found this article interesting and useful. If there’s anything that RHL Business Vision can do to assist you with your business branding or printing, please email me at or call me on 07931 307 156. Alternatively, click HERE to be taken to the Contact form and send me a message, describing your enquiry.

RHL Business Vision: Business Development & Print Specialist in Surrey & Hampshire – making businesses look great through outstanding design and print.