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A heavyweight, stiff paper with a caliper of .006" or higher, bristol paper may be made by layering or laminating papers together to the desired thickness. The basic size is 22.5" x 28.5".

The name bristol paper is because this type of thick paper, originally made from rags, came from Bristol, England.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
  • tags
  • tickets

Engravers or Wedding bristol paper may be used for formal engraved wedding invitations.

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