PAPER AND SUSTAINABILITY
Q. What are your papers made from and are they made in Australia?
Maytide’s beautifully soft and thick recycled linen paper stock is proudly 100% Australian made, using recycled linen off cuts which are reproduced into naturally textured handmade paper. The soft texture of the paper works so well when using foiling and embossing techniques giving great dimensional indentation to your stationery. Other paper stocks are available upon request, which may or may not be recycled.
Please note due to the recycled and handmade nature of our paper, irregularities and slight surface defects are merely part of their charm and not considered defective.
Q. How thick is your paper stock?
GSM Grams p/square meter refers to the weight of your paper. Mayide’s recycled linen paper is handmade, thick and soft. Due to it’s handmade nature, the GSM can vary from approximately 300GSM up to 450GSM. Normal printer weight paper is around 80gsm to give you an idea.
Q. Are foil press printing techniques better for the environment than traditional ink letterpress printing?
Foiling is environmentally safe, with no inks, solvents or emissions present as it is a “dry” process.
With Foil, the residual stamping foil and polyester carrier is completely recycled. Further more, Foil does not adversely affect the recyclability of it’s finished paper product. Neither does the Foil reduce the paper’s biodegradability.
Embossing and debossing are probably the most sustainable decorating processes available, and a Maytide favourite The embellishment is accomplished through the stretching and manipulating of the paper stock to create the impression with no additional products, such as ink, coating, or foil, being added to the stock.
The lowdown on paper sizes:
A5 – 210mm x 148mm or one half of an A4 sheet
A6 – 148mm x 105mm or one quarter of an A4 sheet
C5 envelope – 229mm x 162mm for A5 cards
C6 envelope – 162mm x 114mm for A6 cards
Q. How do my invites come?
We send all orders via Express post within Australia which has online tracking. International parcels are sent via registered mail with online tracking also available. Each component of your order will be carefully wrapped and packed to ensure a safe arrival.