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ALL ABOUT CHIPBOARDS

Chipboard is a type of paper stock made from recycled fibers pressed together to make a sturdy sold material. It’s very durable and is widely used from industrial and commercial businesses to personal applications.

FACTS ABOUT CHIPBOARDS


Chipboard is a very interesting type of paper with how widely used it is but at the same time how people don’t really know much about it. Well, here are some things you need to know about chipboard.

  • It’s NOT Cardboard.Chipboard may appear very similar to a cardboard but unlike the latter it’s a non-corrugated paper material. It’s denser and more packed internally and not hollow like cardboard.
  • Measurement. Chipboard is very different amongst paper stocks in that it’s categorized by how thick it is. It is measured in inches and the higher the number the thicker the chipboard is. There may be different ways it is referred to ex. 0.03 thick, 30pt or 0.03 caliper chipboard but it all basically means that it’s 0.03 inches thick.
  • Densities. Chipboard ranges widely in densities, from low-density chipboards widely used in the backing of notepads or paper pads to a much thicker covers of hardbound books to floor boards. Because of this, it makes chipboard a very versatile and adaptable paper.
  • Sizes and Colors. There are many sizes available for chipboards. It might come in standard paper sheet sizes or pre-cut shapes and letters. It has many options for colors as well.
  • Cost Effective and Eco-Friendly. Because it’s made from recycled fiber, chipboards are a great alternative to other popular materials of similar use. This paper stock can be mass produced without taking too much from the environment.

USES OF CHIPBOARDS


Chipboard is a type of paperboard which is formed using recycled paper that is then pressed and glued together to make a solid, larger structure. The finished product can vary in thickness from very thin to very thick depending on its intended use. Because it’s made from reclaimed materials, chipboard is very affordable without sacrificing quality and more importantly, it’s sustainable which is great for the environment. Here are some of the most popular uses of chipboards.

PACKAGING

Chipboard that is usually used for packaging is made from lightweight to medium weight type and additionally can be used as a cushioning material to protect items and keep it stable and still during the shipping process. Chipboard are used in many businesses industries for packaging including cereal, tissue and fruit snack boxes to beauty products, children’s toys and board games and electronics.

SCRAPBOOKING AND COVERS

Chipboard have become quite popular in scrapbooking especially the Brown Kraft as it creates an earthy, vintage look that adds warmth and intimacy to your scrapbooks. Chipboards are thick enough to be painted on and covered with other materials such as fabrics and papers. Furthermore, because of its affordability and sturdiness, chipboard is also used for binders, book and notebook covers and backing of notepads.

OTHER USES

Due to its versatility, chipboards are quite popular. It offers an incredible range of uses including gifts and business tags and labels, arts and crafts, posters and prints, photo mats, albums, picture frames, coasters, play mats for kids, art decors, sound-proofing and many other do-it-yourself projects that you can think of!

PHOTO MATS

GIFT TAGS

ARTS AND CRAFTS

POSTERS AND PRINTS

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Here at Fine Cardstock, you’ll find chipboard in a variety of colors, including black, white, and brown. We have many sizes to choose from!

Perfect for your custom paper and art projects.

BROWN KRAFT CHIPBOARD

BLACK CHIPBOARD

WHITE CHIPBOARD

Our products are made from acid and lignin free materials which prevents yellowing and brittleness over time.

Archival safe and excellent for long-term use.


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HOW TO WASH YOUR HANDS

Hand washing is one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of infections and protect yourself and your family from getting sick. Learn a good hand washing technique by following these steps to stay healthy.

When to Wash Your Hands


Keep yourself and your loved ones healthy by maintaining a good hand hygiene. Here are several situations when you are likely to pick up and spread germs:

  1.    Blowing your nose, sneezing or handling used tissues
  2.    Touching garbage or other contaminated objects like garbage cans and cleaning tools.
  3.    Using the toilet or changing diapers.
  4.    Before and after preparing food, raw meat, poultry or fish
  5.    Before and after eating food
  6.    Visiting and caring for someone who is sick
  7.    Treating a cut or wound
  8.    Before putting on or removing contact lenses
  9.    Contact with body fluids such as blood, vomit or saliva
  10.    Handling pets, animals or animal waste
  11.    Handling pet food or pet treats

Follow these 11 Effective Steps to Wash Your Hands


Washing your hands is one of the one of the single most effective way to prevent the spread of germs. Regularly cleaning your hands can stop sickness from spreading from one person to another and throughout an entire community.

Follow these simple steps for effective hand washing:

  1.    Wet your hands with clean, running water, cold or warm.
  2.    Apply enough soap to cover all hand surfaces.
  3.    Rub hands palm to palm.
  4.    Rub right palm over left dorsum with interlaced fingers and vice versa.
  5.    Rub palm to palm with fingers interlaced.
  6.    Rub with back of fingers to opposing palms with fingers interlocked.
  7.    Rub each thumb clasped in opposite hand using a rotational movement.
  8.    Rub tips of fingers in opposite palm in a circular motion.
  9.    Rinse hands with clean water, running water.
  10.    Dry hands thoroughly with a single use towel or air dry them.
  11.    Use towel to turn off faucet.

This entire process lasts for about 20 seconds. Hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice for a timer.


Need a good quality and effective hand hygiene poster or chart for your home, school or workplace?

Help raise awareness about hand hygiene with this premium quality Effective Hand Washing Poster designed for all audiences. Comes in 2 types: (1) Design printed on regular sturdy and thick cardstock for indoor use and (2) laminated chart for heavy duty use and heat moisture and water resistant – perfect for outdoor use.

CARDSTOCK

LAMINATED


Other Things to Consider:

  1.    Assume that contact with any human body fluids is infectious.
  2.    Clean the nails properly and regularly.
  3.    Cover cuts and wounds with bandages as these are very vulnerable to infections.
  4.    Keep hands away from your mouth, eyes and nose
  5.    Use moisturizing lotion for dry skin.

Hand Sanitizers as an Alternative


Alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol is great alternative if soap and water are not available. Hand sanitizers however have limitations.

  1.    While a great alternative to hand washing it does not remove all types of germs and harmful bacteria.
  2.    These are not effective on visibly soiled and greasy hands and fingers.
  3.    Hand sanitizers are unable to rid your hands of harmful chemicals such as pesticides and heavy metals.

How to Apply:

  1.    Apply recommended amount (refer to product label) to the palm of one hand.
  2.    Rub your hands together.
  3.    Spread all over your hands and fingers until dry.

WARNING: Swallowing alcohol-based hand sanitizers can cause alcohol poisoning. Keep out of reach of children and supervise use.

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QUICK GUIDE TO MEMO PADS

Memo pads are great for jotting down quick notes and ideas. Unlike the small pocket notebooks it has easy to remove sheets which makes it great for impromptu and free writing. Works well with most writing instruments such as pencils, ballpoint, gel pens and markers and is an excellent use for students, working professionals and creatives.  

FEATURES


 

WIDE VARIETY OF SIZES!

We offer a wide range of sizes for our memo notepads from small and portable 3×5-Inch to large 11×17-Inch. Multi-purpose memorandum pads for students, teachers and professionals.

TOP-BOUND

Made from high quality blank bright white 20lb bond paper with a hard chipboard at back bounded together by a sturdy glue binding. Perfect for jotting down notes and lists.

 

EASY TO REMOVE SHEETS

The gum top keeps pages together and allows for easy and clean sheet removal. It’s fuss-free, functional and an excellent use for home, school and office use.

WIDE RANGE OF COLORS!

Brighten up your classroom, home and office with these bright and colorful jotting pads!

 

CUSTOMIZED MEMO PADS


 

Design your own custom memo pads! Company notepads with logo are one of the good ways of establishing your brand. Personalize your memo notepads with a good design that showcases your company brand!

  • Selectable custom sizes for your printed notepads.
  • Selectable paper color.
  • Quantity per pack starts at 10 pads with each pad having 50 sheets.

 


Check out our collection of Premium Memo Pads and Memo Sheets!

WHITE MEMO PADS

COLORED MEMO PADS

MEMO SHEETS

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HOW TO WRITE A WEDDING RSVP CARD

RSVP Card

The term “RSVP” comes from the French word “répondez, s’il vous plaît,” which means “please reply”. An RSVP Card which usually comes with the Invitation are used by the hosts to get confirmation from a guest if they will be attending the event.

While some couples opt for a more casual invitation, preferring a response through call, email or a personal written note but for more a formal wedding event a Response Card might be required. Thankfully, there are a lot of available and convenient RSVP template to match the theme and setting for your wedding!

There are a wide variety of designs that are suited for casual to a more formal wedding but below is a common style you will find in RSVP Cards.

RSVP Wording

While there isn’t exactly a “correct” way of writing a response card there are necessary details you must include.

  1. RSVP Reply Due Date. Below are few ways you can request the RSVP Date.
  • Your reply is requested by October 20th
  • Please respond by October 20th
  • RSVP by October 20
  • The favor of a reply is requested on or before October 20th
  • Kindly respond by October 20
  1. Guests Name. The M in the reply card is meant to signify the first letter of the formal salutation (Mr., Mrs., Miss or Ms.) followed by the name of the guest and if applicable, the name of the spouse and children who will also be attending.
  2. Accept or Decline Checkbox. Checkbox for whether the guest will be attending the wedding or not.
  3. Number of Attendees. Great for inviting a large number of families with children and knowing the exact guest count to plan for the menu, seating chart, place cards and other details.

Things to Consider

  • Make the RSVP Deadline 2 to 3 weeks before the wedding. It will give you an ample time to contact anyone who hasn’t replied, give a final head count to your caterers, finalize the seating chart and apply the finishing touches to centerpieces and other decors.
  • Numbering your guest list and writing the corresponding number on the back of each rsvp card may solve the problem of guests forgetting to write their names and illegible name writing.
  • Adding a return address, possibly with contact details (phone number and email), and stamping on the envelope will help the guest send easily their rsvp cards back to you.
  • Make sure the return address is the address of the person responsible for gathering the cards and keeping track of the guest list.

Check out our collection of beautiful and elegant RSVP Cards and Envelopes!

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We also offer Self-mailing Response/Return Postcard. No envelopes required.

 

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CUTE AND LOVELY DIY CARD TO SEND TO LOVED ONES THIS EASTER

Get creative with your Homemade Easter Cards with our Bright Colored Cards!

Easter is wonderful time to celebrate with loved ones ⁠— Whether you’re inviting family and friends for an Easter party or sending well wishes to loved ones a personal customized cards are an excellent way to express a meaningful and sincere message. From a simple greeting to a more elaborately designed card adding that personal touch creates warmth and depth to your projects.

Creating DIY cards may not be your expertise but whether you’re a novice or a skilled crafter, there’s an achievable Easter card to share the spring joy!

For the materials we will be needing:

  • Foldover Card
  • White Cardstock
  • Colored Cardstock Paper
  • Pen or Marker
  • Scissors
  • Glue

 

Step 1

Cut out 2 egg shapes with one shape slightly larger than the other.

Make sure to use the white cardstock for the bigger egg and the colored cardstock for the smaller egg.

Create a pattern (wavy, curly, etc.) using the white cardstock to create a unique design for the egg.

Glue the pattern on to the colored egg shape and trim the parts that over extend from the egg.

Glue the colored egg on top of the white egg shape.

Step 2

Repeat step 1 but with different pattern for the other eggs.

Step 3

Create a cylinder shape.

Cut out small rectangle strips in varying sizes.

Glue the strips in the back of the cylinder shape to resemble a nest.

Step 4

Glue the eggs on the foldover card first.

Glue the nest on top of the eggs.

Make sure you have an ample space to where you’re going to put the greeting or text.

Step 5

Add a short sweet message or greeting at the bottom and you’re all set!

Have a pleasant Easter!

 


Colors can also bring out a certain effect to your cards. We offer extensive options of brilliant colors for your cards and envelope needs, whether you want the passionate red color to the cute blushing pulsar pink tone, we got it all for you!

 

A2 CARDS A6 CARDS A7 CARDS

Matching envelopes are available separately.

Our cards are made from sturdy and thick card stock with a gorgeous bright color finish. It offers rich color reproduction, superior image quality and excellent opacity without the cost of a premium paper. Its dependable performance ensures a trouble-free run so you can focus on creating a superior printed piece. These smooth sheets are guaranteed non-smudge ink printing, so images still look vibrant, pure and clean that shine your craft.


 

For the perfect envelope to include with your card, see our A-size Envelopes listing!

A2 ENVELOPES A6 ENVELOPES

A7 ENVELOPES

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HOW TO CREATE A DIY VALENTINE’S CARD

 

Get creative with your Homemade Valentine Cards with our Bright Colored Cards!


Personal customized cards are an excellent way to express a meaningful and sincere message. Whether it’s a simple greeting to a more elaborately designed card adding that personal touch creates warmth and depth to your projects.

Creating DIY cards may not be your expertise but whether you’re a novice or a skilled crafter, there’s an achievable Valentine’s Day card for everyone!

For the materials we will be needing:

  • Foldover Card
  • White Cardstock
  • Colored Craft/Art Paper
  • Pen or Marker
  • Scissors
  • Glue

 

STEP 1

Cut out these patterns from the colored craft paper.

You can add additional colors and designs if you want later on but for now will stick with the simple one.

 

STEP 2

Take two of the larger heart cut outs

Fold them in half and apply glue along the folds.

Place 2 folded hearts side by side to create a hot air balloons.

Do the same for the smaller hearts.

 

STEP 3

Place but don’t glue yet the rectangle cut out shapes to create the hot air balloon’s basket.

Repeat for the second hot air balloon. 

Draw 2 lines between the basket and the hot air balloon.

 

STEP 4

We’re almost finish!

Glue the clouds and then the basket on top of it.

 

STEP 5

Add a text on the front of the card!

 

Colors can also bring out a certain effect to your cards. We offer extensive options of brilliant colors for your cards and envelope needs, whether you want the passionate red color to the cute blushing pulsar pink tone, we got it all for you!

 

A2 CARDS

A6 CARDS

A7 CARDS

Matching envelopes are available separately.

Our cards are made from sturdy and thick card stock with a gorgeous bright color finish. It offers rich color reproduction, superior image quality and excellent opacity without the cost of a premium paper. Its dependable performance ensures a trouble-free run so you can focus on creating a superior printed piece. These smooth sheets are guaranteed non-smudge ink printing, so images still look vibrant, pure and clean that shine your craft.


 

For the perfect envelope to include with your card, see our A-size Envelopes listing!

A2 ENVELOPES A6 ENVELOPES

A7 ENVELOPES

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Menu Paper and Cardstock for Hotel, Restaurant and Event Venues and Spaces

Food Service Menu Paper Quick Guide


 

A great quality and attractive food menu is an essential part of capturing an audience. It is a great marketing tool that showcases your brand and uniqueness and can be great influence in getting selected by potential customers. Looking for the perfect menu paper that captures perfectly your brand especially if you’re a start-up business might seem a bit difficult and so we’re here to show you a variety of papers available in the market that might just be right for you.

 

Parchment Paper and Cardstock

If you’re going for a classic and timeless appearance to your menus, Parchment is the right one for you. Each sheets of paper exude an Old World charm. If you’re going for a clean and professional look, it’s perfect and if you want to add a rustic and creative flourish to your menus this type of paper is also perfect for it. Parchment paper can do anything!

For more information about this paper check out our vast inventory of Parchment Paper and Cardstock products!

 

Pastel Paper and Cardstock

Pastel Paper and Cardstock is a great if you want that sweet and soft tone to your menus. It’s not a very common paper for menus but it’s an excellent choice if you want to get experimental and crafty with your work. Or if you’re wanting to set up a cute café, bakery or cake shop this paper can be a very essential tool for you.

Want to get served with more pastel sweety goodness? Check our vast range of colors for Pastel Paper and Cardstock.

 

Bright Color Paper and Cardstock

Bright Color Paper and Cardstock features a fun and exciting selection of colors that we just can’t help but look at. This burst of bright colors exudes confidence and energy and in a world bustling with different businesses having that command of people’s attention is a very good thing. This paper can be a very good potential branding material.

Interested? See our collection of Bright Color Paper and Cardstock products!

 

White Paper and Cardstock

The classic white paper and cardstock. White paper works well for just about anything that’s why it’s so common and popular in food service menus. If you’re going for a clean minimalist appeal or a casual artistic aesthetic, it works perfectly. This paper is a blank canvas you can paint whatever your mind goes for.

Get inventive and start creating your Restaurant and Hotel menus with our White Paper and Cardstock products!

 


 

Want more information on choosing between Paper and Cardstock?

Check out our Paper Weights and Information Page to get an insight!

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Thanksgiving Invitations: A Comprehensive Guide

Image showing thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away, so you need to get all your plans down pat, and fast!

The menu’s decided and the guest list is confirmed. All that’s left now is to invite your nearest and dearest family and friends!

But you don’t just want to call them up or add them to a group chat. You want to do things the old-fashioned way by sending handmade invites!

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