Choosing the suitable cardstock paper will give your tarot card printing a premium experience. However, care needs to be taken when choosing, as different graphic designs, card sizes, and different finishes will result in different art papers being chosen.

Introduction to Art Paper

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Art paper, also known as coated printing paper, is a type of paper that has a layer of white coating applied to its surface. It undergoes a process of supercalendering to achieve its final texture. This paper comes in both single-sided and double-sided options, with surface variations including glossy and matte finishes. The paper’s surface is characterized by its smoothness, high degree of whiteness, and exceptional ink absorption and ink retention properties.

300G in art paper means that the basis weight of the paper is 300 grams per square meter. That is, the weight of one square meter of paper is 300 grams. Gram is a unit of measurement for the thickness of card stock in printing. The larger the number of grams, the thicker the paper.

Custom Card Stock Type

300g Art paper

Standard Smooth Art Paper (300gsm)

300gsm art paper is less used in making large-sized tarot cards. But some customers use it when making small-sized tarot cards, such as 63x88mm and 57×87, etc., or even smaller sizes. So, if your tarot cards are of small size, consider using them.

350g Art paper

Professional Thick Art Paper (350gsm)

350gsm art paper is the best choice for making standard tarot card size 70 x 120 mm ( 2.76 X 4.73″ ). Unless customers have special needs, we recommend this thickness of art paper because the card surface is smoother, The card’s hardness is better, and the hand feel is better.

400g Art paper

Super Thick Art Paper (400gsm)

400gsm art paper with high hardness is suitable for printing large-sized cards, such as 88 x 126 mm ( 3.47 X 4.96″ ) or above. Customers who prefer a thicker feel can choose this paper. In addition, the high hardness also makes the card less damaged.

300g Black core paper

Superior Smooth Black Core (300gsm)

Customers who use the black core paper version to make tarot cards, oracle cards, and affirmation cards are all looking for extremely high quality. Still, the cost is also quite high, so this card stock type is more suitable for making boutiques and collectibles.

310g Black core paper

Superior Smooth Black Core (310gsm)

Compared with the black core paper of 300gsm above, 310g is thicker. Which one you choose depends entirely on your card size and personal feel. The cost is also higher than 300gsm, suitable for collectors, professional printing use.

Booklet Paper Material

200 / 300gsm art paper + 100 / 105gsm matte paper

Art Paper Cover

Art Paper Cover

Weight: 200 / 250 / 300 gsm
Color: White
Texture: Smooth
Fit:  Cover of Thread Sewn Binding

This refers to a cover made using art paper material, typically used for books, magazines, brochures, and other printed materials. Art paper possesses a heightened texture and printing effect, making it suitable for showcasing intricate illustrations, photographs, and designs. This type of cover can enhance a printed piece with a professional touch and allure, making it suitable for projects that require a high-quality appearance.
Matter Art Paper Inside Pages

Matter Art Paper Inside Pages

Weight: 100 / 105 gsm
Color: White
Texture: Smooth
Fit: Cover of Thread Sewn Binding

Matte art paper provides a non-glossy, smooth surface that enhances readability and is suitable for displaying text and images without reflections. Using matte art paper for interior pages can create a sophisticated and elegant reading experience, especially for projects where a subtle and refined appearance is desired.

Box Paper Material

157g art paper (outer liner)+1200g grey cardboard (medium) +157g art paper (inner liner)

Custom Affirmation Cards boxes

157g art paper (outer liner)

157gsm art paper is used to make the covers of tarot cards, also called outer liner. This cover is adhered to a gray board, which allows a whiteboard box to have its own theme, responding to the card design.

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1200g grey cardboard (medium)

1200gsm Grey cardboard is a thick and sturdy paperboard used for products that require extra strength and durability. We use this grey cardboard for making boxes, cartons, and packaging materials.

157g art paper (inner liner)

In addition to being used for making covers, 157g art paper can also be used for inner liners. However, most customers opt for default white cardboard to save costs. If you are seeking the perfect presentation for tarot cards, you can consider using 157g art paper for production.

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