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Vellum Paper and Vellum Jackets

Vellum Paper

Vellum paper, known for its translucent finish and smooth texture on both sides, is perfect for wedding invitations, book jackets, scrapbooking and other arts and crafts projects. 

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What is vellum paper used for?

Vellum is an ideal choice for creative projects that demand quality and sophistication. With vellum paper, your invitations and designs will carry the moment in an air of sophistication.

Translucency: Vellum Paper is translucent allowing light to pass through, giving it a romantic look. This makes it perfect for layering in wedding invitations.

Smooth Texture: Vellum Paper has a smooth surface that is pleasing to the eye and feels luxurious. 

Printer Compatible: Our Vellum Paper is designed to be compatible with both inkjet and laser printers, ensuring a hassle-free printing experience without sacrificing quality.

Superior Quality: Our premium vellum not only possesses an aesthetic appeal but also boasts remarkable durability. It can be used for embossing, die-cutting, and more.

Eco-Friendly: Our vellum paper stock range is eco-friendly, guaranteeing a product that is as gentle on the environment as it is visually appealing.

Our vellum is available in a range of different sizes, selection of weights with lightweight vellum (e.g., 100gsm) perfect for vellum jackets and wraps and heavier-weight vellum (e.g., 210gsm) ideal for panels, layers and overlays. When you buy vellum from our range, you have the option to choose an option that suits your project.

How do you use vellum on wedding invites?

Using vellum on wedding invites adds a note of elegance to your special day. Here are some tips on using vellum paper in your wedding invitations:

  • Layering: Vellum can be used as an extra layer on top of the actual invitation for a dreamy effect
  • Note on Printing: Vellum is suitable for laser and inkjet printers, allowing you to print text or designs directly onto the paper. See our blog for tips on printing vellum.
  • Vellum Jackets: For a more subtle touch, vellum can be used to wrap your invitation
  • Accents: Vellum can also be used as an accent in your wedding invitation design. For example, it can be used as an envelope liner or belly band.

Vellum Jackets

Our vellum jackets, or vellum wraps, are precision cut to wrap around our card blanks and flat blank postcards. Each vellum jacket features precise folding guidelines, simplifying the process of preparing your wedding invitations. Simply fold along the marked lines and insert your invitation. For a crisp fold, consider using a ruler as a guide, especially since vellum is a relatively firm paper.

Vellum Belly Bands

A belly band is perfect for printed wedding stationery. It can hold multiple pieces of stationery together, and when finished with wax seals or stickers, belly bands add an elegant finishing touch.

How do you attach vellum belly bands?

Adding vellum belly bands to your wedding invitations is easy and can be done in a few simple steps:

  • Cut the Vellum: First, cut the vellum into strips that are slightly longer than the width of your invitation.
  • Fold and Crease: Next, carefully fold the vellum strip down its length, pressing firmly along the fold with a bone folder or the edge of a ruler to achieve a sharp, precise crease at the centre of the strip.
  • Attach the Band: Wrap the folded vellum band around your invitation, ensuring the crease aligns perfectly in the centre. The band's edges should match up seamlessly with those of your invitation. To firmly secure the band, apply double-sided tape or glue dots.
  • Decorate: Finally, add and fix decorative items such as a wax seal, sticker or ribbon to complete the look of your vellum belly band.
    Our vellum belly band selection is precut to save you time. With a variety of sizes to choose from, you can find the perfect vellum belly band to for your wedding invitation size.

Vellum Envelopes

Vellum envelopes are another popular choice for wedding invitations. Because the vellum is translucent, you will be able to read details inside unless the envelope is lined. You may wish to do this to send the invitations through the post.

Can vellum paper go through a printer?

There are a few tips to keep in mind when printing on translucent vellum paper, for additional information, please visit our blog.

How to Print on Vellum:

  • Adjust Print Settings: Translucent vellum paper may require specialist settings, so it's important to adjust your printer for the best results.
  • Use a High-Quality Printer: For the best results, use a high-quality printer and ink that produces crisp and clear images.
  • Printed Vellum: Ink on vellum paper can take longer to dry than regular paper, so it's essential to give your prints enough time to dry before handling them.
  • Testing and Print: Before the vellum is printed, it's always a good idea to test print on a spare sheet to check print quality.

Print and Colours

The unique translucent finish of vellum paper gives printed images a softer and dreamier appearance. Vellum paper works remarkably well with pastel or muted tones but can also add an interesting effect when bold and bright colours are printed.

Black looks striking on vellum, as does white, where colour gives a romantic, dreamy look. You can choose for us to print your files for you; just select your preferred print option, from black and white to colour and digital foil. Sharing your files is quick; upload them with your items or send or share the details later.

FAQ's

What is the difference between paper and vellum?

Paper and vellum are both types of materials used for printing, but they have several key differences:

Vellum is translucent, meaning light can pass through it, while paper is opaque and has a smooth surface. Paper can vary in texture depending on the type and finish.

What's the difference between vellum and tracing paper?

Vellum and tracing paper are both translucent materials used for tracing or printing, but they have different properties:

Vellum is made from cotton or wood pulp while tracing paper is typically made from wood pulp.
Vellum is sturdier and more durable than tracing paper.
Tracing paper has a smoother surface, making it better suited for detailed tracing work.

Is vellum paper thicker than tracing paper?

Yes, vellum paper is typically thicker and heavier than tracing paper. Vellum ranges in weight from 90gsm to 210gsm, while tracing paper is usually between 25gsm to 50gsm. The higher weight of vellum makes it more suitable for projects that require a sturdier material, such as wedding invitations or envelopes. Tracing paper, on the other hand, is better suited for tracing and drafting purposes. 

Can vellum paper be recycled?

Yes, vellum paper can be recycled just like regular paper. However, due to its sturdier nature, vellum may take longer to decompose and may not be accepted by all recycling facilities.