We know... paper can get confusing. Paper comes in all different shapes, sizes, styles, thicknesses, texture and finishes. And we stock approximately 20+ different types. So, here we have put together a list and brief description of all our papers and well, pretty much anything we print on!

If you can’t decide on what would suit your work best, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us here and we can have one of our printing specialists advise on what would be best! 


What is GSM? GSM stands for Grams per Square Meter. The higher the GSM the heavier and thicker the paper. The paper we use ranges from 150 GSM up to 360 GSM.

Buffalo Board

Buffalo board has a clean, distinctive and natural look. Made from natural kraft fibres that are fully recyclable. Great for anything from menus to wedding invites and more.

Corflute Board

Corflutes are a lightweight and weather resistant, they offer a great visual appeal. These boards are commonly used in the real estate sector as well as construction industries (or really for anything you need a big sign for!). They are great for temporary signage as well as longer term and suitable for both inside and outside.

Foam Board

Foam Board is an ultra-lightweight board made of a polystyrene foam-core- centred between two sheets of white card. Foam Boards are what we suggest for wedding welcome signs or guest seating charts. They can be used alone or placed inside a frame (we do not supply frames at this stage). 

Can’t decide between foam or corflute? Contact our printing specialists here


PhotoTex (Wall-Tex)

PhotoTex is a peel and stick, polyester fabric, adhesive material and is able to be installed on virtually any flat surface. PhotoTex is easy to install as it can be removed and re-used as desired. Great for indoor and outdoor. PhotoTex can be used for wallpaper, posters, sale stickers and so much more!


Cello-Glazing is a way of protecting your documents. It is a thin film that covers the document. Cello-Glazing is commonly used on business cards and restaurant menus. 


Digituff is a durable and waterproof coated polyester, again, protects your documents. Use for indoor and outdoor and tear resistant.


Laminating does a similar job to cello-glaze in terms of protecting your work. However, Laminating is significantly thicker and will leave a small clear boarder around any document in order to fully seal it.

Vinyl Banner

Made from a tick durable vinyl material to ensure a long life for your banner. For indoor and outdoor use.

Mesh Banner

As the name suggests, the material of these banner is a mesh. These banners are the ideal exterior signage solution, great for outdoor use as the mesh banners are tear resistant.

Can’t decide between vinyl or mesh? Contact our printing specialists here 



On all of our pre-designed wedding invitations the paper they are printed on is specified in each listing. We currently offer ready made invites on buffalo board and a beautiful 220GSM Laid diam white paper, it is a true white colour with a great texture to it.

We also stock many other textured papers, silk papers and more to print invites. If you're looking for a different paper or custom design contact us here


Foiling is an overlay of a coloured foil, we currently stock eight different foil colours and can't wait to add some sparkle to your order. You will find the option of foiling in majority of out wedding & engagement section.

Finishes on coated papers

Here at GENR8 Printing we offer a range of different finishes on our papers, here is what those finishes mean:

  • Matt: A Matt coating provides a smoother presentation than an uncoated sheet of paper and ‘softer’ in comparison to a gloss finish. Matt is great for enhancing designs with colour, without too much glare.
  • Gloss: Gloss coated paper supports high contrast and wider colour range than some other papers. Often used in marketing material as it tends to ‘pop’ more than uncoated papers.
  • High Gloss: High Gloss finish is basically the next level up from a gloss finish, the same idea as a gloss finish with a higher shine.
  • Silk: A silk finish on a paper is somewhere between a gloss and matt finish. Silk paper has more of a slight sheen rather than a mirror-like shine.
  • Satin: Satin finish is again somewhere between a gloss and matt finish, closer to the matt side of things in comparison to silk, with a slight sheen.