When it comes to eco-friendly paper options, natural brown kraft paper is a great choice. Made from a mixture of virgin and recycled paper pulp, this material is 100% recyclable and doesn't involve any chemicals or bleach in the production process. While its natural brown color is distinctive, printing bright colors on it may result in muted tones. To prevent this, it's recommended to print a white layer first before adding additional pigment. Kraft paper can be made from a combination of wood species, such as pine, bamboo, and non-wood fibers, with pinewood and bamboo being particularly durable options. For businesses seeking sustainable solutions, kraft paperboard is an excellent choice that's readily available and produced in a self-sustainable manner.
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 brown kraft paper.
White ink on kraft paper creates a high impact through bold contrast of color and texture.