What Type Of Paper Should You Use?

21st July, 2009

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Paper is generally made from pulp manufactured from the wood harvested from fast growing fir trees (although some papers are made from cotton fibres or even grass). In the UK paper is sold in metric sizes and by weight expressed as gsm (grammes per square metre). This helps to give an indication of the feel of the paper but papers of the same weight will not always feel the same thickness. This is due to the paper making process which can effect the thickness and density of the paper even though...

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Evian Skating Babies Ad

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Watchout for the Panteater

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Stella McCartney is Following Me!

Well it is sort of true. I've just noticed that we are now being followed by the Stella McCartney Team on Twitter. I can only assume that they have sought us out as we are one of the top design agencies and she is a top designer. Or is it because we...