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You'll enjoy this paper called ESSE. The word esse translates from Latin as "to be." Now you can enjoy this wonderful 30% recycled paper knowing that your projects "will be" wonderfully elegant and smartly displayed upon this most uncommon of papers. ESSE delivers superb printability on both its smooth and classic ESSE texture featuring a water-mark grid of delicately patterned squares which become more bold and pronounced in the heavier weights offered within this elegant line of paper. ESSE or not ESSE, that is the question.

Product Uses

  • Announcements
  • Booklets
  • Brochures
  • Business Proposals
  • Corporate Identity Communications
  • Direct Mail
  • Envelope Stuffers
  • Flyers
  • Inserts
  • Letterhead
  • Marketing Campaigns
  • Newsletters
  • Personal Correspondence
  • Reports
  • Sell Sheets
  • Stationery
  • Wedding Stationery


Mill Neenah Paper
Brand ESSE
Product Type Paper
Size 25 x 38
Printer Compatibility Offset Printing
Finish Smooth
Coating C/2S
Grain Direction Grain Long
Paper Style Folio
Recycled Percentage 30
Eco Features
Elemental Chlorine Free Green Seal Certified Lignin Free Recycled Content
Paper Weight
80 lb Text 118 G/M2 Caliper 6.1 327 PPI
Paperator™ Color Value
CMYK C = 0, M = 1, Y = 12, K = 0
RGB R = 224, G = 222, B = 216

Neenah’s Esse®

Neenah’s Esse® Papers are easy to print on when following these simple hints. It is recommended to pre-test all printing procedures prior to press time to ensure the desired results are achieved.


Print Neenah’s Esse Smooth and Textured surfaces like any conventional uncoated paper. The textured surface will absorb more ink than smooth paper, and additional packing of the offset blanket and additional pressure may be needed to press the ink into the textured surface. For Esse Pearlized finish, fully oxidizing inks are necessary. We recommend heat resistant, wax free ink if you plan to follow lithography with xerographic or laser printing technologies.


Keep Neenah’s Esse products wrapped until the moment of printing. It is essential to let the paper acclimate, for a minimum of 24 hours – longer during cold weather – in the press room while still wrapped in mill packaging. Keep Neenah’s Esse products 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.


Varnish is optional as a surface protector. Aqueous coating can be used on Pearlized paper.


To properly score and fold Neenah’s Esse, use a rounded channel score with a 3 point rule and matching channel matrix a minimum width of 2 ½ times the caliper of the paper. Score with the grain, using a light letterpress score for maximum control. On large projects with less stringent quality requirements on press litho-scoring may be acceptable. Fold into the bead of the score. The heavy texture on cover weight Esse is prone to cracking at folds. Minimize problems by printing on the non-textured side in the area of a fold. Printing over the texture highlights cracking at the fold. You may also opt to fold with the non-textured side out.


Neenah’s Esse 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.


on smooth and texture 24 lb writing weight. Digital printing approved for all weights except double thick cover for Painting and Furniture collections.


Desktop Laserjet Printing, Laser Printing and Inkjet Printing, thermography, flexographic printing, letterpress printing, gravure printing, screen printing, foil stamping, engraving, embossing, die cutting, saddle stitching, perfect binding.

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ESSE Pearlized Latte Paper
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Your paper will be cut with state-of-the-art paper trimming equipment operated by paper industry professionals who understand the details of your design. Specify any size. Our online cutting designs are exact. Cutting usually takes 2 - 3 days, but let us know if you have a tighter schedule.

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Whether you need return receipts, business cards or shelf-talkers, our online design is easy. Choose from 46 standard formats or order your custom dimensions on perpendicular edge-to-edge perforations. Perforating usually takes 3 - 4 days, but let us know if you have a tighter schedule.

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Paper hole punching provides clean, crisp, circular holes for a variety of binding applications. Have us custom hole punch almost any paper available on The Paper Mill Store. Hole punching usually takes 2 - 3 days, but let us know if you have a tighter schedule.

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Proper folding, without cracking, usually requires a nice crisp score to create a hinge for the paper to fold along. Have us custom score almost any paper available on the site. Scoring usually takes 2 - 3 days, but let us know if you have a tighter schedule.


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