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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
  • Annual Reports
  • Booklets
  • Brochures
  • Business Proposals
  • Catalogs
  • Direct Mail
  • Eco-Friendly Projects
  • Envelope Stuffers
  • Flyers
  • Graphic Design Projects
  • Inserts
  • Menus
  • Newsletters
  • Promotional Inserts
  • Reports
  • Sell Sheets

Specs

Mill CTI Paper USA
Brand ASPIRE Petallics
Product Type Paper
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
80 lb Text 118 G/M2 Caliper 6.1 327 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.

INKS:

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.

HANDLING:

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.

REVERSE:

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.

DELIVERY:

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

COATING:

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

FOUNTAIN SOLUTION:

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.

CUTTING:

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.

FOLDING AND SCORING:

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.

BINDING:

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.

FOIL STAMPING:

For optimum results, use foils suitable for plastic materials.

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Product Reviews

14 Reviews
4_5 stars
4.7/5.0
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5 stars 5.0/5.0
Joanne G
7/18/2019

Great paper!

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5 stars 5.0/5.0
Melissa
4/15/2017

Beautiful

This product is stunning. I am not sure that I would call it silver specifically but i have found that across the board when it comes to papers. I used this as an auction invitation to send to an entire school. I have had compliments on the invites and how beautiful they were. Printed originally on ink jet and then copied on a laser copier all were great. I did use these as a congratulatory card (folded in half and cut) for some students and I found that when printing on ink jet with colors, it needs dry time before the next one can come through or it gets smudged sitting in the tray after. No big deal as I was only making 12 copies and could go pull them from the printer and lay them to dry for a few minutes.

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5 stars 5.0/5.0
cmc
5/12/2016

Love this Paper

Our invitations with this paper turned out awesome!!! Service was excellent as well

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5 stars 5.0/5.0
Shan
11/17/2015

Love love love

I used this on an pastoral anniversary program it gave it classic sophisticated look.it was a 25 ( which is silver) anniversary so I choose this color specifically for it. If came out great with my laser printer. Beautifully texture,the shine was just right.got a lot of thumbs up for it. Can't find I have something that not great about it. It gve the programs that look a
nd feel I wanted.

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5 stars 5.0/5.0
txgee
7/1/2013

A Beautiful Paper

Company was very helpful in sending me several samples I ordered so I could select a special paper for a wedding I was working on. The bride LOVED this paper, as I knew she would. It's different, color goes with almost anything and shipment was as promised.

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5 stars 5.0/5.0
Mark
9/4/2012

Quality product

Great finish

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5 stars 5.0/5.0
Del
7/5/2011

Its awesome

I love this paper it's very easy to fold. Any print looks great on it, my customers love it. It has a beautiful shine to it and its also cheap.

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2 stars 2.0/5.0
Kat's K
5/18/2011

NOT silver, but decent quality

Sooooo very bummed when this came in the mail. I absolutely take into account monitor differences when deciding upon color, but this is WAY off the mark to be called "silver." It is more of a dirty pearl color. Everyone I have shown this to has said the same thing. I can't believe they've labeled this as silver! Take my advice and order a sample first (wish I had, would have saved me a bundle) to be sure you are going to like the color. I'm going elsewhere for a true silver paper.

On the plus side: The paper is a great price for metallic paper and the quality seems good. I haven't printed on it and won't, since this was for a client who wanted real silver, so I can't speak to that.

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5 stars 5.0/5.0
Jan
5/16/2011

Perfect for my project

Used as 8th grade promotion programs. Worked great to print on both sides. Class colors were silver and orange, and the kids loved the color and shine of the paper.

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4 stars 4.0/5.0
Rick
3/24/2011

Sharp Looking Quality Paper

This paper is being used for architecural signs in a commercial building.

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5 stars 5.0/5.0
aussie
9/13/2010

Great [...]Great Quality!

This paper was used as a cover for program booklets for a banquet/dinner. Perfect weight and copied great - NO smearing. Price was less than 1/2 of what I could find at local chain stores. Many stores didn't carry this product or I had to order a CASE at several hundred dollars. The Paper Mill Store offers smaller orders (in this situation 350 pages) which saved our company $$$. THANKS!

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5 stars 5.0/5.0
RowAnn
5/7/2010

Guarantees rave reviews from clients.

Best paper I have ever used. Do wish it were compatible with EPSON InkJet printers. Clients are willing be pay a bit more for the great image the paper presents. Using a folding bone on the 5.5x8.5" Silver Ore text sheet handouts made the folds look very professional. However, I found that the two folds needed to make a tri-fold handout on this paper were not as "clean" as the one fold needed on the larger handout. It's good to know that on the Silver Ore paper both B&W and color photos look great. The end products created on this paper really make/leave a desirable impression. Highly recommend it.

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5 stars 5.0/5.0
Kelly K
4/27/2010

Excellent product [...]!

The description matched this product perfectly and the quality exceeded our expectations.

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5 stars 5.0/5.0
Nicole
4/20/2010

Great for Wedding Programs!

Great for Wedding Programs!

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