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Yellow Kraft

Yellow kraft paper is a premium grade, 100% recyclable material and is naturally yellow in color. Kraft paper is a highly tear resistant material making it an ideal eco-friendly alternative for mailers or paperboard boxes.

  • 100% recyclable
  • Tear resistant
  • Textured surface


Available in two kinds of yellow kraft, yellow kraft paper is a premium grade recyclable material with a high tear resistance. Refined kraft paper is pure, bright yellow in color in comparison to double-sided kraft paper. While double-sided kraft paper is also yellow in color, the surface features a striped pattern. Typically it is not recommended to print high quality images of graphics on kraft paper as colors may appear muted or washed out.

Cardboard Thickness

kraft paper weight chart

Paperboard Thickness and Grammage Conversion Table

Basestock Properties (Units) Nominal Basis Weight (GSM) Caliper (Inches) Thickness (Microns) Commonly Used For
12pt 250gsm 0.012” 305μ Bags
14pt 275gsm 0.014” 356μ Takeout Boxes, Cups
16pt 300gsm 0.016” 406μ Heavy duty bags, Takeout Box
18pt 350gsm 0.018” 456μ All box packaging
24pt 400gsm 0.024” 610μ Heavy duty boxes
28pt 527gsm 0.028” 710μ Very heavy duty boxes

Kraft Color Variance

Kraft paper color

Kraft paper can differ in shades of brown depending on the paper manufacturer and the amount of raw paper pulp to recycled paper pulp ratio. Kraft colors are identified using color IDs and can be color-matched based on samples.

Kraft Color Variance

Ink Colors on Kraft Paperboard

Color on Kraft Paper

Kraft paper can alter the color output when printing, making them appear less vibrant and more muted in tone.

Colors on Kraft with White Ink Behind

White Undercoat with Color

White ink can be used as a base with color applied on top to ensure colors appear more vibrant.

Ink Colors on Kraft Paperboard

White Ink on Kraft Paper

Using white ink on kraft paper creates a textured contrast on the material due to its natural fibers.