This article is for one thing and one thing only; old paper textures. When used correctly, they are a fantastic resource and can instantly add depth and realism to your work. Luckily for us, the design community is such a generous one and continuously provides us with such assets to help us complete our projects to perfection.
Below you will find a versatile and high-quality collection of 38 vintage paper texture downloads, some are available as multi-packs and others as individual images. If you cannot find what you are looking for, scroll to the bottom of this article. There you will find even more articles that cover this subject and more.
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The most comprehensive paper and card texture pack available anywhere. This pack includes 100 high-res textures, featuring a range of grungy paper and card surfaces. At just $10, this pack is the ultimate value for money. (Purchase $10)
Each and every beautiful, high-resolution vintage paper textures within this pack has been sourced from our rapidly growing private library of pre-1900 books (some are more than 300 years old!). While we primarily use these books to source illustrations, we have recently started turning to them for their perfectly imperfect textures. (Purchase $14)
This superb collection of high-resolution vintage textures were collected from a 1789 pocket journal that we acquired for $110 (an absolute steal!). We were so excited to find this piece of history and even more so when we found what was within. (Purchase $19)
This mega bundle includes all 100 vintage paper textures from my individual listings. They are printable at 8.5″ x 11″ at 300 ppi in .JPG format. Vintage and antique papers including envelopes, postcards, report cards, Bingo cards, handwriting, typewritten pages, invoices, ledger pages and more. (Purchase $25)