Printing & Paper


Imlay knows paper. Choosing the right paper can make or break a print project. Basis weight, basis size, finish, brightness, opacity, caliper, grade, shade, and grain direction are just a handful of the many characteristics that are critically important when deciding on a paper and preparing a job for production.

Understanding the terminology and making sense of the choices is a challenge, and we’re here to help.


Communication between businesses and individuals is a necessity, and regardless of how we choose to do it, there are environmental consequences, whether it is via a printed piece or electronic means. Imlay supports the stewardship of our environment and encourages each of our clients to consider all of the options available to them. Different paper and manufacturing facilities can offer techniques and materials to lessen the impact on the environment, and we can help you navigate those choices and make a decision that is right for you.

Click here to read about how a printed piece compares to electronic communication.