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Best Kraft Paper 2018 – [Buyer’s Guide]

Last Updated December 1, 2018
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Billy JacobsMy name is Billy Jacobs. After more than 53 hours of research and testing, which included using 17 different kraft paper in five cities and interviewing product teams at five major companies, I made a list of the best kraft paper of 2018

I’ll brush up on how to choose the best kraft paper and examine things like materials, quality, and weight. So, you will find reviews on some models of kraft paper that impressed me (and a good many other people), and you will find a few informational pages as well.

Best Kraft Paper of 2018

So, what exactly would anyone want to know about kraft paper? I know most of us don’t really care much about the history and the origin, all we want to know is which of them is the best. Of course, I will spare you the history and go straight on to the best kraft paper. Customers need to be careful on how they spend their money on these products. So this is not only going to give you an insight to the best kraft paper of the 2018 but also those which are user friendly and easy to work with. I have taken the initiative to educate you on the top three best kraft paper that you can buy this year.

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№1 – Kraft Paper Roll 30” x 1800”

Kraft Paper Roll 30'' x 1800''

PERFECT THICKNESS: 40# kraft paper. It’s the perfect thickness for wrapping, crafting and packing. If you use heavier paper you will need a lot of tape to hold it in place.
TRADITIONAL COLOR: This is traditional brown kraft paper. Give a cool natural look to your gifts and packages this year!
Literally no flaws

Why did this kraft paper win the first place?

I don’t know anything about other models from this brand, but I am fully satisfied with this product. The material is stylish, but it smells for the first couple of days. I am very happy with the purchase. It is definitely worth its money. The product is top-notch! I really enjoy the design. It is compact, comfortable and reliable. And it looks amazing!












№2 – Brown Kraft Paper Roll 30” x 2400”

Brown Kraft Paper Roll 30” x 2400”

GREAT VALUE – Our Brown Kraft Paper Roll is 30” wide and 2400” inches long. That’s 200 feet of paper! Use our jumbo roll to wrap gifts, protect work surfaces, and ship packages all year long.
CLEAN CANVAS – Perfect for crafts and shipping, our Kraft Paper is unwaxed and uncoated on both sides. Made from 100% recycled material, it’s eco-friendly and can be recycled again if unpainted.
Limited official sellers leave room for fakes.
Borderline outdated technology.

Why did this kraft paper come in second place?

Managers explained me all the details about the product range, price, and delivery. I like this product. For such a low price, I didn’t even hope it to be any better. It’s decently made. The material is pretty strong and easy to wash if needed. The design quality is top notch and the color is nice.












№3 – Kraft Paper Jumbo Roll – 30″ x 1200″

Kraft Paper Jumbo Roll - 30

Jumbo roll of kraft paper works well for wrapping paper, craft paper, butcher paper, mailing paper, and more.
Roll contains 100 feet of kraft paper, 30 inches wide.
The handles break easily.
Pretty costly.

Why did this kraft paper take third place?

This price is appropriate since the product is very well built. I liked the design. We’ve been using it for 2 months and it still looks like brand new. I hope that the good reputation of the manufacturer will guarantee a long-term work. It doesn’t squeaks nor bents. Looks great in my apartment.












Kraft Paper Buyer’s Guide

If you keep the before points in mind, you can easily go out to the market and buy kraft paper, right? No!

Tant – Incredibly Versatile Paper

This is probably the most versatile kind of origami paper. It’s made in Japan and also quite famous. Tant paper can be used to fold pretty much anything from simple models to complex ones. It’s a stiff paper with a very delicately textured surface. The paper is pretty thin, around 70 to 80 gsm. It always comes in a single colour, the same on both sides and there are lots of colour options.

This paper is quite flexible and holds creases and shapes very well.

Theres a huge amount of different colour options available and the colour doesn’t fade over time.

It’s very easy to colour one side of the paper with ink or paint.

Tant paper comes in a wide variety of different sizes. 7.5cm x 7.5cm to as big as 110cm x 80cm.

Astron Paper IPO subscribed 243.20 times on last day

The initial public offer of kraft paper manufacturer Astron Paper and Board Mills was subscribed 243.20 times on the last day of bidding on Wednesday.

The IPO which aims to raise Rs 70 crore received bids for 3,40,48,47,040 shares against the total issue size of 1,40,00,000 shares, data available with the NSE showed.

The portion reserved for qualified institutional buyers (QIBs) was subscribed 103.3times, non institutional investors 396.9times and retail investors 76.2times, merchant banking sources said. The IPO was open for subscription from December 1to December 20, 201in a price band of Rs 4to Rs 50 per share.

Pantomath Capital Advisors Private Limited is the book running lead manager to the offer. The equity shares of the company are proposed to be listed on the NSE and BSE.

Incorporated in 2010, Astron Paper and Board Mills’ is engaged in manufacturing of kraft paper. The company has manufacturing facility in Gujarat.

The company mainly caters to packaging industry and has been able to develop a loyal clientele network consisting of various packaging companies and MNCs

Pulp and Paper Industry

The pulp and paper industry consists of manufacturing enterprises that convert predominantly woody plant material into a wide variety of pulps, papers and paperboards. The Canadian industry began in the 1800s, and has undergone revolutionary changes over the years. Most recently, the move from newsprint to electronic media caused the industry to decline; however, pulp and paper remains a fundamental part of the Canadian economy, especially for remote and northern communities.

Links to other sites

The Forest Products Association of CanadaFPAC represents Canada’s wood, pulp, and paper producers nationally and internationally in government, trade, and environmental affairs. Their website offers background information about economic and sustainability issues related to their industry.


Above-grade walls, ceilings, and vented roof assemblies

Because fiberglass batts are inexpensive and can be installed without special equipment, they are by far the most common type of residential insulation. Most fiberglass batts are made from spun glass fibers held together by a phenolformaldehyde glue; however, at least two manufacturers—Johns Manville and Knauf—sell formaldehyde-free batts.

Fiberglass batts are available unfaced (photo above) or faced with a variety of materials, including kraft paper, foil-faced paper, MemBrain (a “smart” vapor retarder with variable vapor permeance), and vinyl (either perforated or unperforated). These days, most building scientists discourage the use of interior vapor barriers—that is, materials with a very low permeance—except in very cold climates. A vapor retarder is safer than a vapor barrier; kraft facing (with a permeance of 0.perm) is usually safer than interior polyethylene (with a permeance of 0.0perm). The kraft facing on fiberglass batts satisfies the code requirement for an interior vapor retarder in cold climates.

Fiberglass batts do little to slow air leakage, so they must be installed in conjunction with a well-detailed air barrier to perform their best. Unaddressed air leaks through fiberglass-insulated walls can easily lead to condensation and moisture problems.

Installing batts well is difficult, in part because each batt must be carefully cut (and sometimes split) to conform to the idiosyncrasies of each framing bay. Small installation mistakes will lead to large performance penalties.

Brand New or Pre-Owned

Budget is a big consideration, of course, but there are other factors that will affect whether you buy a new or pre-owned boat.

New boats may suit those who are planning to keep their craft for some time, have been on the water before and know exactly what they want.

However, a five-year-old model could be as much as half the price of a new one, giving you a whole lot more boat for your money. Even a year-old boat will have depreciated by between 20-25% since it left the ‘showroom’. There’s also the possibility that any snags will be have been ironed out by the previous owner, particularly if they’re a careful boater. Martin Salmon of MGM says if you’re worred about depreciation, then “buying a used boat can be a good investment if you choose carefully. They don’t depreciate as much from the purchase price.”

As for the type of boat to buy, the choice is very wide – there are over 40 types out there, and one of them will fit you. Again, it’s very much dependant on what you want from your water-based experience. See our ‘What’s on Offer’ guide to boat types and uses.

Set the Conditions Before You View

It’s a good idea to decide before viewing any boat that you will not buy the first boat you see, or even on the same day you see it. The initial viewing should be part one of a sequence of events to ensure the boat you fancy is really the one for you.

The first view – If it’s a new boat, your first visit will be to look over the boat and others in the same range, probably. You’ll want to find out about optional extras, colours, delivery lead times, warranty, part exchange (if applicable) and payment terms, as well as price.

A used boat should be checked out for condition; identify any rectification, repairs or improvement work that might need to be done, confirm the asking price and payment terms, and decide if, having examined the boat, you want a sea trial.

The sea trial – If you can take the boat out the first day you see it, so much the better. If not, arrange another time for a sea trial – you have to know how the boat handles on the water.

If it’s a power boat, it’s good if the engine is cold and not already warmed up when you’re taking it out. It could be that it’s difficult to start or it may smoke a lot from cold, and with an already-warm engine it’s impossible to tell.

Check the boat’s steering and handling capabilities at slow speeds, in confined situations. If it’s a sea-going boat, see how much it rolls and pitches, taking waves of different sizes at alternative angles; and if it’s a planing boat, check how quickly and easily it gets on the plane. Make a mental note of the sea conditions – a boat’s performance is relative to the sea condition in which it’s operating.

If it’s a sailing boat, try different points of sail, sailing into and away from the wind and check the boat’s manoeuvrability, stability and performance of the sails and rigging under load. And also check how the boat performs on the engine. At the end of the sea trial, re-examine the bilges, engine compartment and the boat generally for any evidence of oil or water leaks.

Remember also to check used boats for title, charges and theft. “The single most important thing you need, if your boat is a post-198model, is proof of payment of VAT,” says Donal McClement. “If VAT is paid in one member state, it is considered paid in all member states.” Proof of VAT payment can take the form of the original invoice or VAT receipt: “It’s unlikely that people would have the VAT receipt, though, as it would come from the original dealer,” says Donal. “However, liability rests with the buyer if no proof of payment is provided.”

With a used boat there are some checks and information gathering that you should carry out. These checks concern EU RCD compliance, validation of Hull Indentification Number (HIN) number, Declaration of Conformity, the aforementioned evidence of VAT compliance and searches for finance outstanding.

Again, according to Donal at Crosshaven, the CE plate/stamp on the boat is vitally important, so make sure it’s there.

When you’ve seen evidence of build and VAT compliance, and have all of the information that you need to carry out your basic security checks, you should take some time to ‘think about it’ and get these checks done.

Assuming the boat passes your essential security checks, and that this boat is definitely the one for you, arrange for a professional surveyor to examine the boat. Use a reputable surveyor.

Cutting the Middleman

Bernard Gallagher of Dublin’s BJ Marine believes purchasers get the best value from their local dealer: “Most Irish boatyards are dealing direct with the manufacturer, so there’s no middle man.” Gallagher says the larger manufacturers are offering very good value to their dealers; “We’ve never bought better, so we can pass on those savings to our customers.” He also says it’s never been easier to check the value of boats, with access to the internet and boating publications.

So, before entering into negotiations with a seller, you need to decide what price you’re prepared to offer and at what price you’re prepared to settle.

With a new boat, it’s quite rare to pay the brochure price. What you may be offered as a discount depends on many factors such as availability, demand, and model age – it’s all down to timing and negotiation.

With used boats, it’s less straightforward. The simplest way is to compare the boat you’re interested in with other boats for sale of the same make and model. But be sure you’re comparing like with like. Age, condition and specification make a difference as well as the ancillary equipment that’s included in the sale, so make allowances for any differences in these.

Paperwork you need to sell

To obtain top price for your boat, you should ensure that all your boat documents are in order.

Documents of compliance If your boat was manufactured after June 16th 199you should have a ‘Declaration of Conformity’, stating that your boat complies with the EU Recreational Craft Directive. If you’ve lost this piece of paper, there should be the boat builder’s CE plate inside your boat; the original manufacturer will be shown on the plate and you can contact them for a duplicate declaration.

The more service and maintenance records that you possess, the more you can justify a top price for your boat.

Additionally you should have your boat’s original sales invoice which shows that the VAT on your boat was accounted for. Once more, if you have lost this, contact the boat builder. If they didn’t sell the boat directly themselves, they should know who did. When you know who sold the boat originally, you can contact them for a copy of the original sales invoice.

Assessing what it’s worth

To decide what price at which to sell your boat, do what the buyers do – research the current market. This means looking through magazines like Afloat and noting what prices are being asked by brokers and dealers – and private advertisers – for your type of boat. Remember that your boat may well be worth more than those you’ve seen advertised, depending on several factors including specification and condition.

Once you’ve carried out your assessment, then you can decide at what price to advertise.

If you sell through a broker, they’ll be able to advise you. If you’re selling privately, you should aim to set your price just below that advertised by brokers for an identical boat, leaving you room for negotiation, to end up with a satisfactory price. However, if you want to sell it quickly, then you may have to think again. It’s up to you.

Choosing a broker or dealer

The benefit of using either a dealer or a broker is that they make the job of selling your boat comparatively easy and worry-free for you. They’ll manage the sale from beginning to end.

They’ll deal with the advertising, sea or river trials, liaise with surveyors, rectification work contractors employed on your behalf, assist with negotiations and deal with all the paperwork. And, in some cases, they’ll even berth or store your boat in their yard free of charge, to enhance their display of boats for sale and make it easier to show potential buyers your boat.

But this comes at a cost. You can expect to pay a sales commission of between 6% and 10% of your boat’s selling price, plus VAT. The percentage charged principally depends upon your boat’s value; the lower the boat value, the higher the percentage charged.

Additionally, you may incur charges for storage, cleaning, maintenance, a contribution towards advertising, sea or river trials as well as underwrite surveyor and rectification costs. All of this, together with the sales commission percentage, needs to be negotiated and agreed to in writing with the broker or dealer concerned.

Your Advertising Campaign

Now you need to plan your advertising campaign. Check local press to see what your options are and how much they cost. Afloat, for instance, would include your ad on their website as well as their printed magazine, so it’s not just paper advertising but high-profile internet promotion.

Decide what size of ad and what duration you wish. It’s a good idea to take some good quality photographs of your boat and, in the text of your advert, include all of those items that will help set your boat apart from the rest, justify your sales price and attract potential buyers. Don’t forget to include full details of your boat’s description and specification.

Also ensure to include full contact details and make sure they’re correct. If possible, supply both daytime and evening contact numbers, mobile and landline, as well as an email address if possible.

Negotiating the Sale

The secret to sales negotiation is to be well prepared.

If you’ve followed the steps contained in this guide, you will already know how a potential buyer is going to try to dive the price down. So work out either how you plan to counter this or by how much – if anything – you’re prepared to adjust your price for any items that may be spotted by a potential buyer.

Also, think abut whether there is anything that you can ‘trade’ with, that has less of a value to you than money off the selling price. This may satisfy the buyer’s need to obtain a discount and at the same time be acceptable to you.

With boats, the first offer you receive can often be the best offer, so think carefully before turning down an offer that falls just short of your asking price or the price that you were originally prepared to accept. It may be some while before you receive another.

Minimizing Your Risk

To reduce the chance of losing boat and/or money, always get the full name, address, telephone number/s and email address of a prospective buyer, and check them out as best you can before agreeing to anything. For instance, find a reason to send an email that needs a reply, and yet another reason to telephone the prospect and check how the telephone is answered.

If the purchaser lives near you, carry out a ‘drive by’ to see if the car that they drove to come view your boat is the one in the driveway. And if they’re buying your boat ‘blind’ – that is, they’ve never been to view your boat – alarm bells should be ringing loudly. Have you ever bought a boat blind? Would you ever? If you wouldn’t, why should they? Exactly.


Fill a large pot with water. Place a steamer rack inside. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Using tongs, place three crabs on the rack in an even layer, with belly side down. Gently place remaining crabs on top. Sprinkle with two tablespoons of Old Bay. Steam for 2to 30 minutes. (One way to know when they’re done is that yellowish, white fat should be steamed out.) Using tongs, remove crabs to a platter. Sprinkle with remaining Old Bay and dry mustard. Serves to Courtesy of Jimmy Fowler, assistant manager at Pappas. “If you’re squeamish, you should probably have someone else steam them. Even I’ve never really gotten used to it.”—Pappas’s Jimmy Fowler


Old Bay may be synonymous with Baltimore, but it’s just as easy to blend your own signature mix. Used on fish, shrimp, and other types of seafood, a rub acts as a marinade, enhancing the flavor of food as it cooks. Local chefs Opie Crooks of Shoo-Fly Diner and Jerry Pellegrino of Waterfront Kitchen weigh in with these simple-to-make rub recipes. For each rub, mix in a bowl, then store in a cool, dry place.

Brown paper vs. newspaper

The professionals use heavy brown paper—it’s print-free, and easy to discard at feast’s end. If you’re carrying out, most joints will provide brown paper, but if you’re going the D-I-Y route, several layers of newspaper work just as well.

Serving Options

A traditional Maryland-style crab feast entails serving the savory swimmers straight up on a paper-covered table or on paper or plastic platters. If you want a fancier feast, pile in a pail or present on a pretty, nautical-themed platter.


Each spring, soft-shell crabs appear on Maryland menus as a seasonal specialty. The crabs, plucked from the water just after molting their outer shells, make for a delicacy necessitating neither the mallets nor the patience required when eating steamed crabs. Prepping soft-shells, however, is anything but dainty. (Cut behind the mouth and eyes with sharp shears, rip off face, remove gills and apron.) Though most fishmongers sell soft-shells already prepped, there’s an “ick” factor even with the cleanest of crabs. “I recommend easing someone into soft-shells with a sandwich,” says Ryn Dorsey, executive chef at Kali’s Court and Mezze. “They’re not seeing as much of the crab.” on top. Place soft-shells on salad. Serves 2.


Preferably flecked with cranberries, raisins, or even pineapple, this earthy sidekick salad doesn’t dominate but marries well with crusty crab. Don’t want to make it yourself? Try it from Graul’s Market, 12200 Tullamore Rd., Lutherville, 410-308-2100.

A mayonnaise–based sauce, typically blended with pickles, capers, and lemon juice.

A French version of tartar sauce that can contain anchovies and horseradish, among other ingredients.

Citrus adds a bright note to crab and can also be used to squeeze on fingers after you’ve consumed crab.


In a medium-sized bowl, mix together all ingredients except crab. Fold in crab. Press into six cakes and place on buttered sheet pan. Bake at 400 degrees for to 1minutes until golden. Yields six crab cakes. From executive chef Medford Canby.

Who should get this

If you’re like me, you might sometimes feel as though paper towels are a first-world luxury, earning the scorn of your Great Depression–era ancestors. Could you make do with the studious use of clean white towels? Perhaps. But one toppled bottle of wine or leaking meat package can take out a slew of little white linens. To clean those white towels, you then have to use your washer, often in its own cycle, wasting water and energy. And using and reusing a dishrag is, according to food savant Alton Brown, a bacterial bacchanal.

Pull Quote

A good paper towel picks up the most liquid or semiliquid mess with the fewest sheets.

We think strength is more important than absorbency, because not every spill occurs on a flat, waxed, and polished surface, and if a towel breaks and lints all over your rug, car mats, or wooden floor, it isn’t a great towel. Furthermore, so long as a towel is decently absorbent, you can always grab a bit more of it if the few sheets you took earlier don’t do the job. In our tests, we wanted to determine what the exact delta in performance was between absorbency and toughness for the most current formulations of Bounty and Viva. After all, our theory would go out the window if either Bounty or Viva was significantly tougher or more absorbent than the other.

We weighed the towels both dry and wet to test their relative absorbency. Photo: Kevin Purdy

To discover the performance differences between the two brands of paper towels, I set up modified replications of Len Penzo’s tests. For scrubbing strength, I wrapped each paper towel in a uniform way around a new scrubbing sponge. I soaked the side with the scrubbing surface with a close approximation of 1milliliters and then ran it back and forth across the textured strip of a wooden coffee table, examining the towel after every back-and-forth for any tears of mm or greater, which would presumably lead to greater tears. I chose my unique coffee table after discovering that polished granite and wood did almost nothing to the towels at hand. I tested the contenders five times each.

To test absorbency per a given amount of area, I cut each towel to the same size and weighed them dry with the American Weigh Signature Pocket Scale, which resolves to.0gram.

I then dropped, removed, and held up the paper towels for a set number of seconds at each stage before weighing them again. I tested five sheets each of Bounty and Viva, and of two eco-friendly alternatives.

The competition

Generally speaking, Bounty’s competition (other than the luxurious dark horse Viva) doesn’t rate as well in almost any legitimate third-party testing and often costs more. Then again, some brands come pretty close, and sometimes they might cost notably less with coupons or other incentives.

Consumer Reports did give Bounty’s DuraTowel its highest ranking by far for paper towels in 201For the price, however, I’m not sure anyone who isn’t solely in need of an especially tough towel should spring for the rather hefty DuraTowel. Even then, you can find shop towels that will get tough jobs done for much less.

CR also ranked Bounty Giant pretty high. It’s basically the same thing as Select-A-Size in slightly larger rolls, but it’s also very hard to find.

Long-term test notes

We’ve used our top picks in many of our homes and offices for over three years now (and sometimes well beyond that) without complaint. While most paper towels will do the job, not every paper towel will do the job well. Depending on the spill, Bounty, Viva, and Marcal are all strong and absorbent enough to handle almost any mess that life puts in front of you.

Wrapping it up

You can find cheaper, more ecologically friendly towels on the shelves. And you have a better towel if you care only about softness and absorption: Viva. But Bounty Select-A-Size takes the prize for the best overall value on performance, convenience, and price, and it’s widely available. On top of that, while many brands have since copied the extra perforations of Select-A-Size, the incremental use (and occasional reuse) of a towel that is so strong and absorbent will alleviate some natural paper-product guilt. You could spend more to get somewhat better performance, but you don’t have much reason to do so. Bounty is really good for its price.

Jump back.

Paper makers that pull from fresh-cut wood pulp can mix and match mulch from softwood fibers for pliable strength, hardwood fibers for softness, and eucalyptus fibers for an extra-strong-but-soft kick, Scott told us. Once the manufacturers lay out that fibrous mulch on a fine screen and drain the water out, the fibers go through a bonding process that creates irreversible changes. Towel makers using recycled content must break apart those bonds mechanically and recombine whatever combination of hard, soft, and specialty fibers happen to show up in the supply stream. Some of the paper has been recycled before, too, and treated by myriad processes.

Coffee Art

Say what you will about the importance of latte art, a really lovely rosetta served to a family member is the surest way to exhibit your home coffee prowess.

Coffee Art, a new book from five-time UK Latte Art Champion Dhan Tamang, will teach you not only how to pour better hearts, tulips, and rosettas, but it also provides tutorials on more obscure etchings and 3D art, all accompanied with beautiful color photography examples. From the fundamentals of achieving proper milk texture to step-by-step guides to recreating some of Tamang’s signature pours, Coffee Art is sure to take your latte art to a whole new level.

Where Chefs Eat

Where Bartenders Drink —Where To Drink Coffee is authored by Avidan Ross and Sprudge associate editor Liz Clayton and features contributions from some of your favorite Sprudge writers (a well-traveled and worldly lot if I’ve ever seen one) as well as veritable who’s who of coffee pros. If ever there were a group of people you’d want coffee shop suggestions from, it would be these folks.





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Final Word

First of all thanks for reading my article to the end! I hope you find my reviews listed here useful and that it allows you to make a proper comparison of what is best to fit your needs and budget. Don’t be afraid to try more than one product if your first pick doesn’t do the trick.

Most important, have fun and choose your Kraft Paper wisely! Good luck!

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