The Papersmith Paper Advisory Service is a national team of paper specialists working closely with designers, print buyers and end-user clients to assist in the correct choice of paper and board for all print requirements.

Advisory consultants have the knowledge and expertise to provide specific product information, general, technical and environmental data as well as the know-how to advise on performance capabilities. All of these combine to enable an informed selection of the right paper for the job, the paper with the essential characteristics that will match the creative design specification and meet all print and production demands.

By phoning one of our branch offices, you gain direct access to advice, making it easy to request A4 or flat sheet samples of any of the numerous qualities stocked.


Papersmith & Son papers make perfect packaging materials. Consequently, we have much experience in this field so please take advantage of our knowledge.

We have an extensive library of examples to inspire you so please contact us with all your packaging enquiries.


Recognising that design and print students are our future specifiers and customers, Papersmith and Son is happy to support education in these areas. We can provide support and information to lecturers and teachers to help educate students about the various aspects of paper, board and plastics.

Also, if you come into PaperCafe and show us your student card, you’ll get yourself a 15% discount off your purchase.

For more details about these services please call the Paper Café on (011) 880-6707 or come visit us at 32 Glenhove Rd, Melrose Estate


We promise that:

An order placed before noon will be delivered before the end of the day.

An order or sample request placed between noon to 5pm will be delivered before noon on the following working day

If a or b are too slow for you, ask for the manager and s/he will make a special plan.

We aim to provide service


A further service that Papersmith & Son offer is a Swatch Box. A Swatch Box is a convenient way for you to access the entire Papersmith & Son paper range, from paper weight grades to the board weights. Each individual product is categorized under its brand name with all the different colours and thicknesses clearly identified. This allows you to easily refer to a particular paper grade and to identify the exact colour and grammage within your range of interest. The advantages of the Swatch Box are endless, from ease of identification through to simply allowing you to remove the particular grade of interest when presenting paper options to clients.

You can obtain a swatch box from one of your nearest Papersmith branch for a fee of R304.35 excl. VAT.


Through our PaperCafe, we offer one of the biggest ranges of different size and coloured envelopes in the country! Most of our grades are stocked in DL envelopes, while we have Malmero, Deep Black, Stardream and Trance in 160 x 160, DL and C6. We can also have envelopes made to fit your specific job so be sure to contact us on (011) 880 6707 when you are specking your next job!

Let our range of colours, sizes and textures inspire mail that will be sure to not blend in with the bills! No matter the size or quantity, we’re sure to come up with a solution for you.


As well as providing large format sheet sizes for printing purposes, we offer a bespoke sheet cutting service; we can supply specific quantities of all our papers in any shape or size. Please contact our PaperCafe (011)8806707 to order your custom-sizes.