Paper Finder Paper Finder
Media Download is a directory of fine papers for the printing industry in Canada. We are not a paper company. We regret that we will not be able to answer any questions about papers or the paper industry outside Canada.
The Canadian Paper Finder catalogues and cross references the extensive variety of commercial printing papers available from paper merchants across Canada. It also gives specific information on different paper grades, their characteristics and uses. Chlorine-free, recycled, and laser-compatible grades are noted.
Reading the Symbols
At the top of each listing is a legend of symbols. Symbols appearing beside a brand name in the listings indicate additional information about that specific paper line.
Alkaline/Neutral PH.
This means the paper line is an alkaline paper. Synthetic sizing and precipitated calcium carbonate fillers have been added to pulp to produce the paper, making it less acidic. The advantages are high opacity, smoothness, brightness, and a paper that will last longer than a non-Alkaline brand.
Process Chlorine Free.
This refers to recycled paper grades. It means that though the waste fibre used to make the recycled grade may or may not have been bleached with chlorine for its original use, there was no chlorine used the second time around in making the recycled grade.
Paper lines with this symbol beside them have met U.S. EPA recycled paper standards.
Paper lines with this symbol beside them have met Canadian recycled paper standards, and have the right to carry the EcoLogo. Canadian standards are more strict than EPA standards.
Envelopes Available.
This means matching envelopes are available for this paper line.
Web Rolls Available.
This means the paper line is available in web rolls.
Laser Compatible.
This means the paper line can be used in laser printers and photocopiers.
This means the paper line can be used in inkjet printers