56 High-Quality Vintage and Old Paper Textures for Free Download

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.

18 High-Resolution Free Paper Textures (Plus 4 Bonus Textures!)

Grunge Crinkled Paper Download

Vintage Paper Texture Pack Download

Speckled Grunge Paper Download

Plain Yellow Paper Download

Destroyed Lined Paper Download

Paper Texture Download

Yellow Paper Texture

Paper Collage Download 

Old Page Texture

4 High Resolution Old Paper Textures Download

Vintage Paper Download

Old Ripped Vintage Paper Download 

 Old Paper Picture Frame Download

Vintage Paper Download

Ripped Lined Paper Download

Lined Paper Download

Grungy Paper Texture Download

 Hole Punched with Paper Clip Texture Download

Vintage Paper Download

Old Paper Download

White Grunge Paper Download

Grunge Paper Texture Download

Old Paper Download

Open Book Download

Dirty Mouldy Paper

Crinkled Paper Download

Dirty Creased Paper Download

Vintage Paper Texture

Ruled Notepad Paper Download

Paper Textures

Paper Texture

Paper Texture

Brown Burnt Paper Download

Free Paper Texture

Cardboard Texture

Collection of Paper Textures

Aged Paper Texture

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Looking for premium alternatives?

Free resources are fantastic and can certainly get you results, however, premium resources are a whole different kettle of fish.

100 Grungy Paper and Card Textures (Plus Bonus Tutorial)

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)

37 Vintage Paper Textures

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)

94 Vintage Leather & Paper Textures

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)

Vintage Paper Textures Mega Pack

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)


  1. Hey Bea,

    While we did not create any of these textures, many of them are available to use commercially for free. However, you will need to refer to the original creator’s page in order to confirm this on a per/texture basis. Each image has the appropriate link below.


  2. hey, these are great!
    I’m preparing a pamphlet for our kindergarden. We will distribute these pamphlets to people. Can I use them for this?

  3. How do I do this? This being, I put together text (from “An old tattered book” and fairy tale pictures. I want to print them on paper that looks like pages from and old book. There are two and I was hoping to frame them next to each other. If possible, can you advise me on this?

    1. Hey Kath, I published a tutorial on my personal blog – https://blog.tomchalky.com/tutorials/how-to-overlay-your-scanned-lettering-on-an-image-using-photoshop/ – this will show you the basic technique for removing backgrounds from a scanned image. The technique will work for text, images, drawings etc.

      Once you have extracted the old text and fairy tale pictures, you can then copy them onto your chosen paper texture.

      For this technique, you would require Photoshop. I hope that this helps!

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