CUSTOM MANUFACTURING

French Paper has the ability to produce paper & cardstock in rich colors, nuanced textures, and a variety of weights and sizes.

Odds are, if you can dream it, we can make it.  


Smallest Minimums &
Shortest Leadtime


The size of our mill allows us to be lean, efficient, and competitive. Our expert technology and paper makers can not be beat.

Fiber Choice & Additives


Take your pick of our recycled, acid free, lignin free, soy ink compatible, FSC® certified, post-consumer waste, hemp, and virgin fibers for your product.

Want a little something extra included? French can make paper with visual or textural additives. We've made paper with coffee, wine grapes, grass clippings, shredded currency, and glitter. Your idea could be next.

Color


It's no secret that we love color. Our color chemist makes an art of matching every possible tone or hue that you could dream of.

Sustainability


Our on-site hydropowered generators are used for every paper that we make - including custom orders. Which means you can rest easy knowing that your project was made with the smallest carbon footprint in the industry.

Custom Sizes & Zero Waste


Unlike stock papers, which are manufactured to meet many possible needs, there’s no wasted paper on the cutting room floor when we tailor a paper order to your perfect fit.

We can produce paper to the width you desire - by shipping full rolls or sheets we can save you time and money.

Thickness & Weight


The weights commonly used in the paper industry do not always meet the needs of an unusual job. We can create ultra-thin sheets for weight-sensitive projects or super-thick boards for packaging, customized to your budget.


Finishes


We offer many unique & distinctive paper finishes. Whether visible to the eye or only perceived by touch, each pattern brings depth to your project.

embossing, end use specifications, envelopes, duplexing, corrugation

VERSAILLES

FELTONE

LEATHER

DOUBLECROSS

SPARKLETONE

FABRIQUE

BROADCLOTH

BURLAP

EVENTONE

LINEN

HANDMADE

CRYSTALTONE

PREMIUM LINEN

CORDTONE


DO YOU QUALIFY?

Our minimums vary depending on the customization. Here you can find minimums and examples based on each custom trait. For additional information or a quote, please call (269) 683-1100.

Custom Color

Minimum

10,000 lbs

Minimum Sheet Count Examples

Sheet Size (Inches) Basis Weight Sheet Count
25x38
70 lb Text
71,430
25x38
80 lb Text
62,500
26x40
80 lb Cover
31,250
26x40
100 lb Cover
25,000

Custom Additive

Minimum

10,000 lbs

Minimum Sheet Count Examples

Sheet Size (Inches) Basis Weight Sheet Count
25x38
70 lb Text
71,430
25x38
80 lb Text
62,500
26x40
80 lb Cover
31,250
26x40
100 lb Cover
25,000

Basis Weight over 100 lb Cover (270 GSM)

Minimum

10,000 lbs

Minimum Sheet Count Examples

Sheet Size (Inches) Basis Weight Sheet Count
8.5x11
135 lb Cover
206,000
26x40
135 lb Cover
18,520
12.5x19
120 lb Cover
91,230
25x19
115 lb Cover
47,595

Laminated

Minimum

10,000 lbs

Minimum Sheet Count Examples

Sheet Size (Inches) Basis Weight Sheet Count
25x38
70 lb Text
71,430
25x38
80 lb Text
62,500
26x40
80 lb Cover
31,250
26x40
100 lb Cover
25,000

Special Fiber (FSC or SFI) or to Match Another Sheet

Minimum

10,000 lbs

Minimum Sheet Count Examples

Sheet Size (Inches) Basis Weight Sheet Count
25x38
70 lb Text
71,430
25x38
80 lb Text
62,500
26x40
80 lb Cover
31,250
26x40
100 lb Cover
25,000

Current French Item - Non-Stocking Basis Weight 

Example: Oatmeal Speckletone in 80 lb Text

Minimum

5,000 lbs

Minimum Sheet Count Examples

Sheet Size (Inches) Basis Weight Sheet Count
25x38
70 lb Text
35,715
25x38
80 lb Text
31,250
26x40
80 lb Cover
15,625
26x40
100 lb Cover
12,500

Current French Item - Embossed Finish

Minimum

2,000 lbs

Minimum Sheet Count Examples

Sheet Size (Inches) Basis Weight Sheet Count
25x38
70 lb Text
14,285
25x38
80 lb Text
12,500
26x40
80 lb Cover
6,250
26x40
100 lb Cover
5,000

Current French Item - Roll Form

Minimum

2,000 lbs

Minimum Sheet Count Examples

Sheet Size (Inches) Basis Weight Sheet Count
25x38
70 lb Text
14,285
25x38
80 lb Text
12,500
26x40
80 lb Cover
6,250
26x40
100 lb Cover
5,000

Current French Item - Non-Stocked Sheet Size*

Minimum

2,000 lbs

Minimum Sheet Count Examples

Sheet Size (Inches) Basis Weight Sheet Count
25x38
70 lb Text
14,285
25x38
80 lb Text
12,500
26x40
80 lb Cover
6,250
26x40
100 lb Cover
5,000
*Sheet Sizes from 8.5"x11" up to 60"x62"