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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
Eco Features
Carbon Neutral Elemental Chlorine Free FSC Certified Green-e Certification Lignin Free Made Using Wind Power
Paper Weight
98 lb Cover 265 G/M2 Caliper 12.8 156 PPI
Paperator™ Color Value
CMYK C = 19, M = 1, Y = 7, K = 3
RGB R = 189, G = 189, B = 190

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

18 Reviews
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3 stars 3.0/5.0
Yulia P

Do not buy if you want truly silver paper

I wish I listened to the review about how grey this paper is. Calling it silver is a big stretch of imagination.

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1 stars 1.0/5.0

Looks more grey than silver and will not work for our project

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4 stars 4.0/5.0

The Petallics Card Stock

We use this card stock paper for report covers for our proposals. They are very professional looking and I like the way it projects a step up in quality.

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5 stars 5.0/5.0
Invitations by 1

I Love This Paper!!!

I design wedding invitations and this paper make my designs look amazing. The ink color really pops off the page, no matter the color. I wanted my designs to make a statement and this paper was the perfect final touch to an elegant finish.

Thank you for offering this paper at a reasonable rate!!!

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3 stars 3.0/5.0
Addicted to Beautiful P

Disappointed - Not Silver

The color and feel are wonderful if you aren't expecting a true silver color. This is a frosted dark cream color. This is an awesome Vendor to order from and I've always been extremely pleased with what I have purchased. This is the first time I've truly been disappointed. However, the Vendor was extremely easy to work with in returning the product. I create Wedding Invitations for Clients and The Paper Mill Store is truly one of the best places to order paper, cardstock, and envelopes from. Also the delivery time is amazing.

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5 stars 5.0/5.0

Beautiful Paper!

Great product, however, it is very hard to get a clean fold, because the layers of the paper separate a little. I bought a bone folder, which helped, but if you want a perfect edge, you may need to have your cards folded professionally. Printed photos look wonderful on this paper!

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5 stars 5.0/5.0
Mother of the G

Wonderful Quality!

I recently purchased this paper for my son's wedding. It is excellent quality and a beautiful silver color. I will definitely recommend this company to other people.

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5 stars 5.0/5.0

Quality product

Customer service rep was very helpful andfast shipping.

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5 stars 5.0/5.0


Printed Perfectly. Invites look elegant. Paper means everything!!!

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2 stars 2.0/5.0

Cracks When Folded

I bought this card stock to create pocket wedding invitations. The design on the invitations requires a fold in the card stock forming the pocket. Unfortunately that design will not work with this card stock as it cracks/splits when folded (even when folded with the grain). I have not tried to print on it yet but will attempt that tonight.

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5 stars 5.0/5.0
One Scrap Happy Girl :

Perfect and just what I expected!!

I love this cardstock! Just the right amount of sparkle, works great in my HP printer. My first use was for printing tickets for a fundraiser as I could print a quality "special" ticket for the event. I've stamped an image over full page then printed and it worked fab. I will continue to use this stock for cards, scrapbooking and more.

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3 stars 3.0/5.0

Very Very LIGHT Silver,

This is a very VERY light silver. ORDER SAMPLES if you think you are interested in it. It only appears silver if held in the right light. Otherwise, it looks off-white. I was planning to pair it with white cardstock but it does NOT look good against white. I didn't order samples because I figured any shade of silver would look good with white. I WAS WRONG.

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5 stars 5.0/5.0


it is perfect cardstock- heavy and sturdy. i will be using it as a postcard type note to put on my welcome bags.

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5 stars 5.0/5.0
Happy B


I'm using this paper for my wedding programs. They're super elegant. The color is amazing (it's almost like a frosted silver...which works out great for my winter wedding). Folding is super easy too!

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4 stars 4.0/5.0

Metallic Cover Paper

I used it for a wedding program and it looks wonderful. I printed directly on the cover. It accepts printing well. This is the second time I used your product and both times it looked sharp and professional.

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5 stars 5.0/5.0

Beautiful paper

Paper is absolutely beautiful. Took ink from our laser printer great. Only downside was it would not print 2-sided from our printers, even in bypass. Made a great christmas card.

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5 stars 5.0/5.0

Good Print Results on Docucolor 250

Runs well on my digital printer. Light silver shade shows all colors well. Good choice for invitations and handouts.

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4 stars 4.0/5.0

Beautiful paper

Beautiful paper with a lovely sheen to it. I used it for wedding invitation booklet covers, and it worked nicely. Good weight to it and just lovely.

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