Paper is a thin material mainly used for writing upon, printing upon, drawing or for packaging. It is produced by pressing together moist fibers, typically cellulose pulp derived from wood, rags or grasses, and drying them into flexible sheets. Paper is a versatile material with many uses. Whilst the most common is for writing and printing upon, it is also widely used as a packaging material, in many cleaning products, in a number of industrial and construction processes, and even as a food ingredient – particularly in Asian cultures.

Paper, and the pulp papermaking process, was said to be developed in China during the early 2nd century AD by the Han court eunuch Cai Lun, although the earliest archaeological fragments of paper derive from the 2nd century BC in China.


  • Woodfree coated paper
  • Woodfree offset paper
  • Diary paper
  • Woodfree writing paper
  • Bulky book paper
  • (W.F. / part mechanical)
  • Laid (ribbed) paper
  • Pharmaceutical paper

  • Map paper
  • O C R Paper
  • Laser printer paper
  • Colour copier paper
  • Cheque paper
  • Woodfree offset paper with
  • coating (grease resistant)
  • Coloured paper
  • (plain / embossed)

  • Black paper
  • Craft paper
  • Fuorescent paper
  • Pearl-coated paper
  • Paper for print & display
  • Self-adhesive paper