You can never have enough paper textures in your library of design resources. For me, it’s the biggest individual subject of resource that I have in my forever growing collection of downloads and today it just got bigger. Here I have compiled what I consider a very useful and effective assortment of paper textures. Use them as backgrounds, convert them into Photoshop brushes, edit them for textures or simply print them and go crazy – abuse and use them all for free.
However, if you intend on using them commercially please refer to the original creators terms and conditions. I have checked and the majority are safe for commercial purposes. Enjoy and be sure to share.
Heavy Grunge Paper Texture by Tagger – Download
Grungy Paper Found at an Abandoned Freeze Department, Odense 2005 – Download
22 Free Wrinkled Paper Textures (plus 9 seamless ones!) by Fuzzimo – Download
13 Paper Textures Using Fabric Dye on Watercolor Paper by Dierat – Download
Old Contents Page Back – Download
Wrinkled Cream Paper Texture by Fuzzimo – Download
Old School Math Graph Paper – Download
Coffee Splatter Cream Paper by Designshard – Download
Old Thick Card Texture – Download
Pink Ink Leak Paper – Download
Vintage Stamped Paper – Download
Grunge Damp Paper – Download
Worn Circle Stain Paper – Download
Vintage Brown Card Texture by Snowys Stock – Download
Vintage Book Title Paper by Lost and Taken – Download
Hand Written Paper by Lost and Taken – Download
Reverse Side of Book Title Page by Lost and Taken – Download
Side Stained Paper by Lost and Taken – Download
Handwritten Date Page – Download
Looking for premium alternatives?
Free resources are fantastic and can certainly get you results, however, premium resources are a whole different kettle of fish.
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)