13 Best Cover Stock Paper

List Updated October 2020

Bestselling Cover Stock Paper in 2020


Hammermill Paper, Premium Color Copy Cover Cardstock 8.5 x 11 Paper, Letter Size, 80lb Paper, 100 Bright, 1 Pack / 250 Sheets (120023R) Heavy Paper, Card Stock White

Hammermill Paper, Premium Color Copy Cover Cardstock 8.5 x 11 Paper, Letter Size, 80lb Paper, 100 Bright, 1 Pack / 250 Sheets (120023R) Heavy Paper, Card Stock White
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020
  • Perfect for color printing - heavy paper for design proposals, flyers, brochures, color photographs and full-color presentations. High quality printer paper with an extra smooth surface and 100 brightness.
  • 99.99% Jam-Free Guaranteed - we guarantee you will not experience more than one jam in 10,000 sheets on your high-speed digital equipment or we will replace your paper or refund your purchase price.
  • Acid-free paper prevents yellowing over time to ensure a long-lasting appearance for added archival quality.
  • Made in the USA - for over 100 years, we have produced high quality copy paper that works well and makes your work look good at home, at work or in school.
  • Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Certified and contributes toward satisfying credit MR1 under LEED.
  • The Hammermill brand is going through a packaging change, be on the lookout for our new reams. Packaging design may vary as we roll through the transition.
  • Hammermill Color Copy Cover Stock.
  • 98 GE Brightness, photo white.
  • Sturdy, heavyweight cover stock coordinates with Color Copy Paper (HAM102467 Series), sold separately.
  • It measures 8-1/2 x 11.

Astroparche Specialty Cover Stock, 8.5" x 11", 65 lb/176 gsm, Natural, 250 Sheets (26428)

Astroparche Specialty Cover Stock, 8.5
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020
  • Ideal for documents suitable for framing, invitations, certificates, card making and more
  • Light tactile finish that is inkjet, laser and copier guaranteed
  • Acid-free and lignin-free, contains 30% post-consumer recycled content
  • Tough enough to withstand the wear and tear of frequent use
  • FSC certified for the mark of responsible forestry

Hammermill Color Copy Digital Cover Stock, 60 lbs., 8-1/2 x 11, White, 250 Sheets

Hammermill Color Copy Digital Cover Stock, 60 lbs., 8-1/2 x 11, White, 250 Sheets
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020
  • Create photo-quality invitations
  • 20 bright-white, waterfast, matte-finish, 4.25-by-5.5-inch invitations
  • Includes 20 matching, heavyweight envelopes
  • Easy to use with step-by-step instructions
  • Use images from your scanner, digital camera, or Internet downloads

100 White Linen 80# Cover Paper Sheets - 4" X 6" (4X6 Inches) Photo|Card|Frame Size - 80 lb/pound Card Weight - Fine Linen Textured Finish - 96 Bright Cardstock

100 White Linen 80# Cover Paper Sheets - 4
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020
  • 80 lb/pound CARDSTOCK Cover is 3 times as thick as copy paper. 216 gsm Calipers .011 inches
  • Fine linen cloth texture finish. High tech milling consistency. Deeply dyed blue.
  • This light color looks great highlighted with darker colors of ink, cards, fabrics, ribbon, etc.
  • ARCHIVE FRIENDLY Acid-Free and Lignin Free Recycled Natural fibers poured and pressed into paper.
  • THOUSANDS of HAPPY CUSTOMERS have appreciated the quality paper and good service we provide.

Neenah Bright White Cardstock, 8.5" x 11", 65 lb/176 gsm, Bright White, 96 Brightness, 250 Sheets (91904)

Neenah Bright White Cardstock, 8.5
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020
  • 65 lb/176 gsm card stock for premium documents and projects
  • Color: Bright White cardstock with 96 brightness rating; Wove Finish
  • 250 Cardstock Sheets; 8.5" x 11"
  • Compatible with inkjet, laser printers, and copiers
  • Ideal for business cards, direct mail, announcements, signage and paper crafting

Neenah Exact Vellum Bristol, 8.5" x 11", 67 lb/147 gsm, White, 94 Brightness, 250 Sheets (80211)

Neenah Exact Vellum Bristol, 8.5
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020
  • 67 lb. vellum bristol card stock
  • 250 sheets of bright white cardstock; 8.5" x 11"
  • Copier, inkjet and laser printer guaranteed for hassle-free performance
  • Acid and lignin-free for longer lasting documents
  • Ideal for letterheads, brochures, documents, invitations, and more

Springhill Colored Paper, Cardstock Paper, Ivory Paper, 67lb, 147gsm, 8.5 x 11, 1 Ream / 250 Sheets - Vellum Card Stock, Thick Paper (056000R)

Springhill Colored Paper, Cardstock Paper, Ivory Paper, 67lb, 147gsm, 8.5 x 11, 1 Ream / 250 Sheets - Vellum Card Stock, Thick Paper (056000R)
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020
  • Ivory Colored Paper 8.5 x 11, Colored Cardstock - 1 Pack with 250 Sheets of ivory cardstock paper. Paper offers a vellum, toothy finish.
  • Perfect Cardstock Paper For Any Job - Pastel cardstock is ideal for business cards, direct mail, announcements, signage, paper crafting, and file cards
  • Engineered For Printers, Thick Paper - Heavy paper provides exceptional die-cutting, scoring, folding characteristics and ink holdout, snap
  • Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) Certified - 67lb colored cardstock is made from responsibly managed and harvested, renewable forest resources
  • Made In The USA - Springhill color cardstock paper is an American made copy paper and is engineered to work on many types of digital printers

50 Bright White Linen 80# Cover Paper Sheets - 11" X 17" (11X17 Inches) Tabloid|Ledger|Booklet Size - 80 lb/pound Card Weight - Fine Linen Textured Finish Cardstock

50 Bright White Linen 80# Cover Paper Sheets - 11
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020
  • 80 lb/pound CARDSTOCK Cover is 3 times as thick as copy paper. 216 gsm Calipers .011 inches
  • Fine linen cloth texture finish. High tech milling consistency.
  • This light color looks great highlighted with darker colors of ink, cards, fabrics, ribbon, etc.
  • ARCHIVE FRIENDLY Acid-Free and Lignin Free Recycled Natural fibers poured and pressed into paper.
  • THOUSANDS of HAPPY CUSTOMERS have appreciated the quality paper and good service we provide.

Exact Vellum Bristol, 8.5" x 11", 67 lb/147 gsm, Ivory, 250 Sheets (82361)

Exact Vellum Bristol, 8.5
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020
  • 67 lb. vellum bristol card stock
  • 250 sheets of ivory cardstock ; 8.5" x 11"
  • Copier, inkjet, and laser printer guaranteed for hassle-free performance
  • Acid and lignin-free for longer lasting documents
  • Ideal for letterheads, brochures, documents, invitations, and more

Pacon Card Stock, Colorful Jumbo Assortment, 10 Colors, 8-1/2" x 11", 250 Sheets

Pacon Card Stock, Colorful Jumbo Assortment, 10 Colors,  8-1/2
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020
  • Heavyweight 65lb card stock that's perfect for a variety of paper projects
  • Assorted 10 Colorful colors include: Rojo Red, Hyper Orange, Pumpkin, Lemon Yellow, Hyper Lime, Emerald Green, Cobalt Blue, Marine Blue, Violet and Hot Pink
  • Card stock measures 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches
  • Each package contains 250 sheets - 25 sheets each of the 10 colors
  • Laser and inkjet printer compatible

Southworth 25% Cotton Linen Coverstock, 8.5 x 11 inches, Ivory, 65 lb, 100 Sheets (Z560CK)

Southworth 25% Cotton Linen Coverstock, 8.5 x 11 inches, Ivory, 65 lb, 100 Sheets (Z560CK)
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2020
  • Classic Linen finish, Ivory
  • 65 lb. Cover Weight for cards, report covers, brochures
  • Crisp 25% Cotton Content
  • Durable, acid and lignin free archival quality
  • 30% post consumer fiber, FSC Certified

Southworth 25% Cotton Business Coverstock, 8.5" x 11", 65 lb, Linen Finish, White, 100 Sheets (Z550CK)

Southworth 25% Cotton Business Coverstock, 8.5
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2020
  • 32 lb. writing weight for greater impact and durability
  • Color: White with wove finish
  • 250 sheets of premium business paper; Size: 8.5" x 11"
  • Watermarked for distinction, date coded, and compatible with inkjet, laser printers, and copiers
  • Ideal for professional correspondence, letterhead paper, legal documents, business proposals and more

Mohawk Color Copy Gloss Cover Paper 94-Bright Pure White Shade, 100 Cover 8.5 x 11 Inches, 250 Sheets/Ream - Sold as 1 Ream (36-213)

Mohawk Color Copy Gloss Cover Paper 94-Bright Pure White Shade, 100 Cover 8.5 x 11 Inches, 250 Sheets/Ream - Sold as 1 Ream (36-213)
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2020
  • 100 cover/270 gsm. Gloss Finish, 10% postconsumer waste fiber
  • 250 sheets per ream
  • Green Seal Certified
  • Featuring Mohawk's unique Digital Imaging Surface TM

How to Recover the Cover of Your Altered Book

Some helpful tips to recover a hard cover book for use as and altered art project.

First thing is first. Do you like the grain of the fabric? Do you want it to show through whatever the paper is you have chosen for the new updated cover? If you don't you also don't want to cover this heavy-duty fabric with a flimsy 24lb piece of patterned paper. I wanted to completely block out any part of the drab cover including the texture in my project. Patterned papers of normal weight transposed the graining once it was glued down. I tried 65lb cardstock next. This was much better. The grain didn't transpose and I now had a clean canvas to work on. Luckily for crafters you can now find fantastic printed glossy cardstock at your local craft supply store. Even luckier are the new fabric like papers, like the one I used in the pictures. This velvet type paper had a canvas kind of backing, which combined with the nap to cover the original worn fabric cover.

If you pay attention you can see how the original cover was constructed. First the outside page goes on and the edge and corners are folded over to the inside cover. Cover paper is used on the inside to overlap these edges and make everything uniform. Measuring is of the utmost importance here. Too big and the overlap is too much, too little and it's scrap paper. "Measure twice cut once". Now that you see how it's done now you have to redo it.

Two options now appear. Option one is a full cover. If you have a larger piece of paper you may be able to cover the entire book in one shot. Option #2, the easier, and therefore the one I went for is to make three pieces.

The front and back pieces will stop just beyond the bends of the covers and then are overlapped by a spine piece. In most cases this will allow you to use standard sized papers that are readily available. Do the front and back cover sections first, measure top to bottom and add 1". Next, measure from the opening edge to just beyond the cover fold/crease and add 1/2".

Now you need to decide on glue. I like the Xyron machine because it puts a thin and even amount of adhesive all the way to the edges. It also provides a paper backing which will allow you to expose as much or as little as you can work with at one time. Double sided tape, Modge Podge, and white glues are also options. To use double sided tape I recommend using the full sheets or the widest available so you can get full coverage with as few films to remove as possible. You really need to pay attention with the various types liquid glues because they will soak into your paper and make it limp and fragile. A tear, ripples, wrinkles and mis-sticks may become an issue depending on how your paper interacts with your adhesive.

Lay it down once you have your glue and use a bone folder to make sure it is really stuck there. I also use the bone folder to make sure the folded over areas are as smooth as can be. Another tip here is to cut off the corners to give a mitered corner on the inside of the book. This helps reduce bulk on the corners and makes it a little neater.

Because of the movement at the folds and the splaying of the book the spine needs to have a little more flexibility. You need to use a tape measure or something flexible that you can then measure to determine the width you will need here. When measuring for the width you want to overlap the ends of the front and back cover and be sure to press the tape down into the creases on both covers, this is where added material allows the book to open smoothly. Measure from top to bottom and add 1/2 an inch. Depending on your book layout you may be able to fold the spine over top and bottom and glue it into the book for the entire width but you may not be able to. If not you will need to trim it according to the placement of the booklets.

For an added touch of color and texture I used an extra wide ribbon as the spine cover on one project with great success.

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