Seeded paper is a new creative way to have your wedding, corporate invitations or other items printed. Once used they can then be upcycled by planting and watching it grow afterwards.
We can print or die cut our Seeded Paper so the possibilities are endless. We also offer a range of die cut shapes, ideal for card making or gift tags, for example Leaves, Spades, Butterflies and Love Hearts.
We can also die cut bespoke designs you may have in mind.
Just get in touch for your free samples.
Seeded paper is literally paper with seeds embedded into it. Using a combination of recycled paper, cotton fibres and wild flower seeds (especially chosen to attract bees) the paper is hand made using a twin wire machine. Due to the to the fact that it is hand made, the paper will vary from sheet to sheet.
When the paper is soaked and then placed in soil, within 7–10 days the paper will germinate and sprouting seedlings will appear. Eventually the paper decomposes and leaves the seedlings to grow into mature plants.
Ideally printing coverage should be no more than 30-40% and very small font sizes can be hard to read on this paper so we suggest at least font size 10 or higher. It is an uncoated and absorbent paper which means colours can appear less vibrant than on other substrates, so natural tones and shades work extremely well.
Once it has been used for its initial purpose the paper can be sown indoors or outdoors.
As with all seeds, whether from a packet or embedded in paper, it is important to follow the planting instructions to achieve the best germination rate.
1. Soak the seeded paper in water overnight to allow the seeds to swell and aid germination.
2. Cover with a thin layer of quality potting compost and spray to keep moist every day until the seedlings are established, ensuring the soil does not dry out.
3. Germination time is approximately 7 to 10 days and if planting outdoors best time to sow is from late spring to avoid any frosts and ideal conditions are in a greenhouse.
4. Can be planted indoors or outdoors, remembering to keep moist at all times.
Our seeded paper contains a mix of the following wild flowers:
For you to see the quality of our work we are happy to send you a sample pack containing a selection of our luxury print projects. It is completely free, so you see and feel the tactile nature of some of our most popular materials, finishes and products.
If you have a particular foil, card or colour preference just let us know along with the type of project you are creating and we will do the rest.
Sample packs are dispatched asap and we aim to have you receive them within 48 hours of your request.
If you’d like to get in touch and enquire about our Plantable Seeded Paper just fill in the form and we’ll get back to you asap.
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Whether you are at the concept stage or ready to print then why not get in touch with us today for a consultation via email, phone, zoom or visit.