Our thin sheets are perfect for anything that requires medium-weight paper eg letters, thank you notes, eco candle labels, lightweight invitations. Please note that, as our sheets are handmade to increase germination rates, there will be some variation in thickness.
Thin sheets are the easiest to print on and most printers that can print on card will have no problem with this weight of paper. A lot of standard printers (that aren’t specifically for card) can also print on these but it does depend on the specific device so we would recommend purchasing a small amount at first to test with.
Please note, some printers do not like seed paper due to the uneven texture and also, some seeds might get dislodged. For this reason, we cannot be held responsible for any damage that might be caused. While we have had no reports of damage to any home printers from light use, heavy/commercial use on such devices could result in issues such as unwanted marks on paper and result in the printer needing a deep clean.
Laser printers should not be used as excessive heat can decrease the germination rates of the seeds or make them completely nonviable. We would not recommend using a commercial printer, unless they’re experienced with printing on handmade seed paper, as seeds can either become over-heated or crushed in the process. Dislodged seeds could also cause damage to their expensive machines or take a long time to cleanout. The only commercial printing we would recommend is screen printing without excessive pressure.
Our seed paper is packed full of seeds! We choose our seed mixes with bees in mind and each sheet includes Sweet Alyssum, Poppy, Baby’s Breath & Rudbeckia. These are non-invasive species that are commonly found in garden shops. They can be grown in pots and left outside for bees and other pollinators but they should not be planted in the wild so as to avoid disturbing nature.
To make sure your seed paper has the best chance of turning into beautiful flowers, be sure to write/print detailed instructions on it.
– Recommended planting time – Spring/Summer (when it’s warm/hot)
– Soak in water and tear into small pieces.
– Place pieces in a pot of compost and very lightly sprinkle more compost on top
– Water and keep the soil and paper moist (do not let it dry out but do not leave it constantly wet either) in a warm and light environment
– Once your small plants have grown, place pot outside or keep on a window that has lots of sun.
– Do not plant in nature – eco systems are fragile.
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