The Difference Between Kraft Paper And Paper Craft

One of the most pressing needs of today's times is finding sustainable ways of doing things that we love without hurting the environment. That includes better choices in terms of food fashion or even our paper products. 

At ThunderBolt papers, we understand the need to find more products that help in controlling the amount of waste we give back to the environment. This is why we support the reuse and recycling processes for paper products while sourcing many of our products from consumer paper waste that is recycled.

Which is why we take this opportunity to introduce Kraft paper. But to know about this paper that we are talking about you may have to know what is the difference between paper craft and Kraft paper. 

What is paper craft? 

Paper craft probably does not need any introduction at least on our page we are absolutely in love with everything that can be done with paper here.

The scale that involves using paper or card to create a variety of crafts which may be two dimensional or three dimensional in nature are all part of paper craft. The beauty of paper is that it can be moulded, layered, curved, cut and glued to make exquisite paper crafts.  

Paper craft is a popular method of creating decorative objects while enjoying the whole process as an excellent pastime. 

From printing books or brochures to creating paper lamps for or a 3D flower arrangement with quilling, paper provides you with countless opportunities to create something new. 

What is Kraft paper then?

Kraft paper draws its name from a German word 'Kraft' which means strength. Due to a particular pulping process while manufacturing, Kraft paper has distinctive strength which makes it one of a kind paper product. 

Made from reuse and recycling paper process

What makes this paper even more unique is that the manufacturers have found a way to reuse and recover all the water and most of the chemicals used during the pulping process to be used again. This makes kraft paper a sustainable paper product that is affordable for the manufacturers at the same time. 

Because of the way that Kraft paper production encourages the use of recycled Kraft paper as a raw material, it ensures a lesser amount of paper that ends up in landfills and ultimately helps in the conservation of the environment. 

Widely inclusive in terms of raw materials

When it comes to Kraft paper manufacturing the fact that it allows using almost all kinds of wood and other products such as bamboo agricultural red residue and resinous pine as well. 

Unlike most paper that is made only from wood pulp the inclusion of recycled paper along with different kinds of wood makes kraft paper gun easy to to manufacture and recycle paper products. 

Virgin natural Kraft paper is a durable quality paper that is made mostly of fibrous content and is popularly used for heavy duty packaging and productive layering purposes. 

The paper packs unmatched strength

Kraft paper is made with a lot of fibrous content which makes it possess a high tear resistance. This means Kraft paper packs unmatched thickness and strength making it perfect fit for a lot of packaging. 

The Kraft paper is known for its rough texture flexibility and unmatched durability while being lightweight at the same time which helps in keeping the cost of shipping to the minimum. 

This might be the reason that you can find thick brown paper parking your food at grocery stores or even industrial materials like cement. 

What kind of craft can be done with Kraft paper? 

You can find craft paper in many varieties and varying levels of strengths to choose from. Although mostly found in dark or brown colours you can also find Kraft paper in different colours for a bleached white version as well.

So once you are familiar with the kind of texture and colours you can expect from Kraft paper you can use it just like any other craft paper in almost all of your crafting activities.

Try Kraft paper for: 

  • Making gift wraps.
  • Making handmade greeting cards.
  • Small paper tags for thank you notes.
  • Use paint and colors for decoration.
  • Try as an additional kind of scrapbook paper. 

Make sure you understand that there is literally no limit to paper craft activities. The only saying that you may require is an endless variety of different kinds of paper and just a little bit of imagination along with small dollops of creative ideas to help you enjoy your paper crafting hobby. Let us know your experience with Kraft paper in the comments.