PAPER

Buy paper online in Raima
At Raima we are paper specialists! Whether you come to ours physical store, as if you are shopping online, here you will find many types of paper to buy for your manual projects.

Tips for choosing paper for your crafts
There is such a wide range of papers to choose from in the market, that even specialists, artists and artisans have multiple options to choose from for their creations. In this wide variety of roles, there are considerations that must be taken into account when selecting what suits us best for what we need. Here are some tips so you can assess what role you need.

Weight. The paper you will be working with must have the right weight so that you can work it easily. Need to fold the paper? If so, how much? Can the paper withstand one or more folds? Will you be able to manipulate it if you bend it? Bulky, heavy paper may not be flexible enough, and smaller ones may break or not be as consistent as you need. The paper is sold by several attributes, one of them by weight, and when buying it, you will have to weigh the weight you need for your project.

Absorption capacity. If you plan to use glue on paper, have you thought that depending on the type you choose, glue or glue will act one way or another? Thinner papers may end up turning into puree, while if the paper is satiny, it may not stick to you due to lack of absorption. If you do not know how the glue will react on certain types of paper, consult our specialists or test on a sample before using it in your final project.

Tall. Is the paper you have chosen easy to cut with scissors, or will you need a special cut along with a ruler and a cutting board? Many papers, when cut, leave filaments at the edges; it’s a nice way to create different effects, but is that what you want? If you know what kind of cut you want to get, you can proceed to buy the paper that suits you best; if not, you can consult us at any time.

Composition. The composition of the paper is very varied, and gives rise to many kinds of papers; some, for example, are made from mixtures of other papers and materials (recycled paper, for example). This causes different types of textures and finishes: they can have a smooth surface, others rough, textured, and so on. Depending on your project, you will use one type of composition or another, as not all of them serve the same purpose!

Tests. It is very important that before you start using a paper for your project, try it first, to see if the application you make will really work. This will avoid inconveniences, and save you costs.

Accessories. Don't forget the accessories and other materials you have planned (or not) to use in your project. The quality of the paper is important, but just as important is the quality of the brushes, pens, pencils, paints or glue you will use on it. You can take a look at the Raima digital store to buy all the accessories you need, we will be happy to assist you.