Here you will find the answers to the most frequently asked questions. Do you have a question that is not listed here? Please do not hesitate to contact us!

Deliver your file in pdf, png or jpeg. Make sure that the size of the file matches the paper size you ordered. You can also upload your design via the design tool, choosing A5 or A6 format, assuring your design has the right size.

See more design tips for the best result.

During the ordering process you can choose two ways to submit your file.

  1. Upload your own files (pdf, png or jpeg).
  2. Use the design tool.

Take these design tips into account for the best result.

There are two ways to place an order. Via uploading your own design (1) and via the design tool (2).

  1. If you have multiple files, or for instance a front and back design, you can upload all files during the ordering process. Please add any instructions in the comment box.
  2. If you use the design tool and have for instance 2 different designs. Please place 2 separate orders via the design tool.
  3. Don’t have your design yet? Just place the order and send your file afterwards to stating your order number.

Yes, it is possible to print full color areas, such as photos and images. However, make sure to cover max 40% of the paper. Due to the seeds, growingpaper is a bit bumpy. This can cause irregularities in the print (stripes and dots) when a lot of ink is needed for your design. Keep this in mind for the most beautiful result. And less ink is more sustainable!

Our 80 grams growingpaper is only suitable for single-sided printing. Our 250 grams growingcard can be printed both single and double sided.

More design tips for the best result.

Europe: Our standard delivery time in Europe depends on your location. Roughly we can give an indication of:

  • About 7 to 9 business days to countries like Germany, United Kingdom, Denmark and Luxembourg.
  • About 9 to 12 business days for countries like Spain, Bulgaria, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Sweden.

    Birth announcement cards always get a priority status in our production, but we are dependent on the shipping time of our partners.

Netherlands: Our standard delivery time within the Netherlands is 4 to 6 business days and we do not charge shipping costs. Choose “urgent delivery” in the checkout form to shorten the delivery time to 2 and 3 workdays (additional shipping costs are charged). Birth announcements and funeral cards always get a priority status. We will send these as soon as possible.

Lager orders: For larger orders (> 5.000 pieces) we are happy to discuss the delivery time with you.

Our experts will check your design and possibly coordinate suggestions with you for the best result. You will receive a digital proof by e-mail and after your approval we will print your order.

We offer two types of seed paper. The 80 grams growingpaper feels like stationery, is cheaper and is therefore suitable for flyers and giveaways. The 250 grams growing card feels like a postcard and is suitable for both business communication (mailings, invitations, thank you cards, business cards) and for special occasions (wedding invitations, birth announcements, funeral cards).

Our seed paper has a social origin and sustainable properties.

View all seed paper options, seeds, sizes and envelops.

Choose from a wide range of sizes in our webshop. We print on standard sizes such as A4, A5, A6 and A7. But we also have business cards, circles, hearts, door hangers and the option to order your own unique shape. Ideal for product tags, hang tags, give aways etc.

Our seed paper is made from recycled paper and is unbleaced. Therefor the color is off white and it has clearly visible seeds.

Our seed paper has a social origin and sustainable properties.

We recommend to not print the seed paper yourself and therefore do not supply blank paper in principle. Our printers are specially adapted so that they do not crush the seeds to ensure they really sprout. In addition, our ink is 100% biodegradable so it is safe to put the paper into the ground. Something you can’t be sure of when you print it yourself. Read more about our sustainable and innovative printing method.

No, we do not recommend this. We use adapted machines which have less pressure on the paper and the seeds, so they actually sprout. In addition, our ink is 100% biodegradable, so it does not disturb the ecosystem. Something you can’t be sure of when you print it yourself. Read more about our sustainable and innovative printing method.

Yes, you can request a sample here. You will receive a printed example of both Growingpaper (80 grams) and Growingcard (250 grams). Our seed paper has a social origin and sustainable properties.

  • Flowers: Sow from mid-May to August. Let the flowers germinate indoors in a pot, but move them to your garden or balcony in the summer season to let them bloom.
  • Herbs: Sow outdoors from mid-May to August. Sow indoors from September to April.
  • Vegetables: Sow outdoors from April to August. Sow indoors from February to April.

More information on the seeds, when and how to plant your seed paper.

All our seeds are tested for germination in our test gardens. We select the seeds on a number of criteria. For example, they should not be larger than 1.5 mm. Sunflower seeds are unfortunately too big, while forget-me-not seeds are the perfect size. We have carefully selected some wildflower seeds which make the bee’s and butterflies happy to contribute to biodiversity. All the seeds are non-GMO (genetically modified).

Have a look at the local webshop of our Growing Friends in your country:

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