How to Print on Seed Paper
Our Recommended Printing Process
We recommend using an Inkjet printer with a top-loading gravity fed system. This ensures the seeds within your plantable paper are not damaged by the printing process. The goal here is to minimise both the heat and pressure on the paper.
Some other tips and advice that can help while using an Inkjet printer for seed paper:
Shake all your seed paper sheets to ensure you remove any debris and partially embedded seeds.
Try applying a small amount of pressure to ensure the paper feeds correctly in to the tray.
Other Ways to Print Seed Paper
If you don’t have access to an inkjet printer the following methods are still suitable and won’t damage any of the seeds embedded within the paper.
- Offset printing
- Using a screen printer
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Things to Consider when Printing on Seed Paper
Keep your design minimal: in most cases, seed paper is made using recycled paper and tends to be very fibrous. This can lead to ink leaching along the fibres so try to avoid large blocks of colour on your print design.
Avoid small text and intricate fonts: due to the seeds embedded within the paper, you may get some imperfections during a print which could lead to your text being illegible. Try to consider this when designing and let the seeded texture of the paper be a key part of your design.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, at UK Seed Paper we specialise in seed paper printing, producing a wide range of plantable marketing materials.