The name bristol paper is because this type of thick paper, originally made from rags, came from Bristol, England.
Book covers, catalog covers, hanging tags, and wedding invitations may be printed on bristol paper. It lends strength to heavily handled items.
Also Known As: bristol board
Common Misspellings: bristal paper
Examples: Bristol paper is used for:
- paperback book covers
- catalog covers
- file folders
Engravers or Wedding bristol paper may be used for formal engraved wedding invitations.