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Inspired by the petals and the metals of North America, this sumptuous, glimmering paper reflects well on you. Aspire Petallics offers outstanding mica coated colors with just the right amount of shimmer and shine to brighten up your projects with it's elegant surface. In keeping with a strong environmental commitment all ASPIRE Petallics are manufactured carbon neutral and offers options in Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) and uses 30% recycled paper in select items. Aspire Petallics has Hp Indigo and NexPress certified items and options for iGen printing. You'll enjoy the luscious collection of seventeen soft flower and precious metal colors that add class, distinction and sparkle to any project. Add some shimmer to your business cards, folders, and covers. Or think about embossing or engraving for a rich, subtle effect. Four-color printing simply glows. Even printed one-color, Petallics is lustrous, lively and lovely.

Product Uses

  • Announcements
  • Brochure Covers
  • Business Cards
  • Calendars
  • Card Making
  • Covers
  • Direct Mail
  • Eco-Friendly Projects
  • Gift Tags
  • Greeting Cards
  • Holiday Cards
  • Invitations
  • Menus
  • Post Cards
  • Report Covers


Mill CTI Paper USA
Brand ASPIRE Petallics
Product Type Card Stock
Size 8 1/2 x 11
Printer Compatibility Color Copy Copiers (B&W) Copiers (Color) Digital Press Laser Printers Offset Printing
Finish Metallic
Coating C/2S
Grain Direction Grain Long
Recycled Percentage 30
Eco Features
Carbon Neutral Elemental Chlorine Free FSC Certified Green-e Certification Lignin Free Made Using Wind Power Recycled Content
Paper Weight
98 lb Cover 265 G/M2 Caliper 12.8 156 PPI
Paperator™ Color Value
CMYK C = 12, M = 1, Y = 9, K = 2
RGB R = 246, G = 246, B = 237

ASPIRE Petallics®

ASPIRE Petallics® Metallic Colored Papers are easy to print on when following these simple hints. We recommend you pre-test all procedures prior to press time to ensure you achieve the desired results.


ASPIRE Petallics has a totally non-absorbent surface. For optimum results, we recommend inks that dry by oxidation and are 100% VOC free. Please consult your ink manufacturer prior to printing. Some offsetting of the pigment particles to the blanket may occur during printing but should not affect the image quality and will not require special wash-ups.


Keep ASPIRE Petallics wrapped in mill packaging until the moment of printing. It is essential to let the paper acclimatize in the press room for a minimum of 24 hours – longer during cold weather. Also keep ASPIRE Petallics covered during drying, between passes and prior to any finishing work. Pressroom conditions should be as close as possible to 68 degrees and 45-60% relative humidity. If the bindery has a different climate than the pressroom, allow the paper to acclimatize to those conditions.


ASPIRE Petallics is equally coated on each side. We recommended you print both sides of the first 20 sheets of each carton to ensure you achieve the desired results on each side.


For optimum results, set jogger pressure to a minimum and lifts at 3 to 5 inches.


Low solvent (0-5%) varnish or aqueous coating is optional as a surface protector or to achieve design effects. Pretest all coatings for compatibility.


Run water at minimum levels with a minimum pH of 4.0; ASPIRE Petallics has a surface pH of 8. Solid or multiple color bars can be used to assist in removing water and aid in ink set time.


Use care when cutting ASPIRE Petallics. Use a sharp knife with minimum clamp pressure. To achieve a clean edge, back trimming is essential. Wipe the newly cut edge with a clean, soft, glycerin-saturated cloth.


To properly score ASPIRE Petallics, start with a 2 point rounded channel score. The matrix channel should be a minimum width of 2.5 times the caliper of the sheet to be scored, plus 0.028” normally 0.050” for text and 0.060” for cover.


ASPIRE Petallics is suitable for all standard binding processes. It is important to plan for proper grain direction in all binding applications. Grain direction should run parallel to the spine for optimum results.


For optimum results, use foils suitable for plastic materials.

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Product Reviews

25 Reviews
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5 stars 5.0/5.0
Wayne T

Great finish

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5 stars 5.0/5.0
A. Rose

LOVE metallic paper:)

Use this paper in card making and always is a hit. Bonus, laser print look great.

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5 stars 5.0/5.0

Only needed one for swatch in order to color match.

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5 stars 5.0/5.0

Love this paper

Great paper. Good weight & quality. Prints great!

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5 stars 5.0/5.0

Great quality!

I really didn't know what to expect because I didn't really understand the weight info on the page, but I love how it look, feels and the thickness is perfect! Will be buying again from you all! Fast delivery too!!

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5 stars 5.0/5.0

I love this product!

I used this cardstock and A2 and A7 envelopes for my wedding invitations and RSVPs. The design and text printed absolutely lovely on these products! It turned out so classy with the muted shimmer, light color and with blue grey design and text.

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4 stars 4.0/5.0

Bridal Shower Invitation

Great for bridal shower invitation!

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5 stars 5.0/5.0

Beautiful paper!

We used this paper to print our wedding invitations and they came out beautiful! We bought two more packages to print the programs and menus for the reception. The invitations were printed on both sides and we did not notice any bleed through. I was a little worried about the "beargrass" color, wondering if there might be too much green, but it really appeared to be an ivory color which is what we were looking for. We paired with a gold metallic envelope from another vendor and received many compliments on the invitation. If you need to fold or cut multiple pages after printing I would recommend going to an office supply store.

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5 stars 5.0/5.0

Business cards

Wanted some good paper to make up business cards. The paper has a low luster sheen to it which made my ink look flat and boring. Sprayed the cards with some clear coat - and boom, the paper really came to life and my printing now looks like it's raised letter.

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5 stars 5.0/5.0

Exactly what we expected!

I created a Christmas Card and wanted a iridescent glow to bring out the Angel I used. This was perfect and worked great with my laser printer.

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4 stars 4.0/5.0

Super Heavy Duty

I used the paper to make programs for my wedding and door hangers for my hotel gift bags. It was perfect for the door hangers since you don't want them to bend. I ended up going to a local print shop and having them score and fold the paper for programs. After that, it looked perfect. Beautiful shimmer and high quality.

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5 stars 5.0/5.0

Beautiful Paper!

Used this for wedding programs for a client as an alternative to the more expensive metallic paper we used for wedding invitations (Neenah brand).

Looks beautiful when printed with black ink on a digital or offset press! Clients were very pleased with quality & price & so was I!

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5 stars 5.0/5.0
Dr. Sue the Career G

Beautiful High Quality Paper!

Customized high quality business cards that you can do at home. Because of the heavy paper weight, the only drawback is that if you don't have a heavy duty printer then you might need to do one page at a time because printer can jam. Manual Feed will take care of this. This paper is for Laser Printers so don't try to use it on an ink jet.

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5 stars 5.0/5.0


Its is great especially for wedding printing. Folds nicely too for programs if wanting a heavier stock.

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5 stars 5.0/5.0
Mon and Bride

Great Product

I used this paper for our wedding invitations. There was no smearing during printing, folded easily and looked beautiful!

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5 stars 5.0/5.0

Beautiful Results!

I absolutely love this paper! It picks up color beautifully - great for commercial or personal uses. I am a graphic designer and custom stationer and have found that it works great with brochures and postcards (super eye-catching!), and it is a perfect paper for stationery.

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5 stars 5.0/5.0

Very good quality paper and manageable

Used it for invitations, no smearing

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5 stars 5.0/5.0
Mr & Mrs B

Wedding Invites

We used this paper for our wedding invites. The paper made our invitations look very elegant. Thick paper. We loved the end product, our invitations were better quality than any place we looked at ordering them from. We would order this paper again!

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3 stars 3.0/5.0

Beargrass Paper


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4 stars 4.0/5.0

Great product!

Gorgeous paper, adds sophistication to any project. However, it is just slightly smaller than the stated size, which can create a small problem in layout, printing, and trimming. This issue is fairly insignificant, and I have used the paper in multiple printing projects.

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5 stars 5.0/5.0

Perfect for our use

We used this product for my daughters' wedding programs. This cover weight was perfect for the outside of the programs and it was beautiful.

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5 stars 5.0/5.0

Wedding in invitations

I am a graphic designer, and Aspire Petallics was a beautiful paper choice for the wedding invitations I designed. The color came out looking luxurious and very elegant due to the subtle sheen of the paper, would recommend to anyone looking for a quality paper.

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5 stars 5.0/5.0

Great Paper

The ASPIRE petallic paper was fabulous. I bought it for our wedding programs, and they turned out great. I could see using this paper for many invitations, thank you's, etc. in the future!

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3 stars 3.0/5.0

Not for the do-it-yourselfer!

You can not print on these papers with your own laser printer. The quality is not good and the toner does not completly dry. I was picking this paper in hopes of saving money and printing myself, this did not happen as the quality was not good. I tried several different laser printers and a copy machine.

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5 stars 5.0/5.0

Stunning paper

Used it for the base of an invitation, vellum on top

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