G F . S M I T H

Talk with Alison Hurst.

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Alison Hurst is a Paper Consultant working at G.F SMITH paper company, been going since 1986. Their main Operations Building is in Hull soon to be the City of Regeneration. Company is based in London.

A successful company that works by going out on visits and booking talks with University’s, Businesses and Companies to present their different ranges of paper types | paper collection. Only selling high quality paper as cheap paper never goes far.

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She taught us how paper can change the way we think about design and how it can have a huge impact on the audience who are interested in the work and documents we create. It’s important to explore the different materials and paper types available to us.

Touching & Smelling 

Understanding paper can give you a shortcut to get to where you want to go and give you a clear sense of direction with projects. Observe the paper, see how it will work well with whatever project you are choosing to use it for. How will it help you to get the message across in your work?

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G.F SMITH are very flexible with how much paper you would like to buy, each piece of paper is sold individually in several different sizes.

A1, A2, A3, A4, A5 & A6 & also B1 sizes | 720 x 1020

A whole spectrum of colour choices and paper thicknesses.


If coloured paper from G.F SMITH gets creased it will not leave white lines in the paper due to how it has been professionally made. This talk has really helped me to think deeper about which types of paper I could potentially use for my Roman Road Project booklet design.

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