The first true papers were made from cotton almost two thousand years ago. Because cotton fibers are strong and soft, they fully absorb and accept impressions made during the printing process. Noticeably soft to the touch, cotton papers look brighter and crisper than wood-pulp papers and printed colors appear richer on their surface.
Crane's 100% cotton papers are ideal for those looking for an earth-friendly paper that doesn't sacrifice quality. Made with cotton fibers recovered from the cotton ginning and cotton-seed oil industries, Crane papers are truly tree-free. The inherently white cotton fibers require fewer chemicals for processing and produce less waste than other raw materials used for papermaking.
The simple elegance of cotton papers have long made them the paper of choice for engraved wedding invitations, personalized stationery, correspondence cards, thank you cards. table cards, and menu cards. However, because cotton fibers are so durable and hold up well to repeated handling, cotton papers are also ideal for business applications such as business cards, letterhead, financial reports, and marketing materials.