Black kraft paper is a lightweight and environmentally-friendly material crafted from recycled materials. This type of paper boasts a glossy dark finish on both sides and is particularly popular in the picture-framing industry as a backing for pictures. In addition, it is often used to package electronics, jewelry, and gift items due to its tear-resistant and durable properties. Black kraft paper provides a more refined and upscale look than natural ones. Its glossy surface is also ideal for printing, but it is essential to remember that the dark color can affect the printing output, resulting in muted and faded colors. To maintain color vibrancy and consistency, it is recommended to apply white ink before printing on black kraft paper.
Norminal Basis Weight (GSM)
Basestock Properties (Units)
Commonly Used For
Bags, Liner paper
Takeout Boxes, Cups
Heavy duty Bags, Takeout Box
Heavy duty packaging
Very heavy duty packaging boxes
When printing of CMYK mode on black kraft paperboard directly, colors appear muted and faded.
Applying white color before printing can keep colors vibrant while maintaining the texture of black kraft paper.
White ink on black kraft paper creates a high impact through bold contrast of color and texture.