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Paper Tablecloth Colours and Paper Napkins

TablecoversWe stock a range of disposable paper tablecloths and a range of napkins.  Obviously these items will commonly be ordered together, however there are shade differences between several of the colours. This is simply because the items come from different sources (and indeed different countries!)

To assist with making an informed choice, we’ve compiled the list below for customers hoping to match the table cloths to the napkins for functions and events.

Tablecloth colour Napkin colour Comments
Black Black (24cm,33cm,40cm) Perfect match
Burgundy Burgundy (33cm,40cm) Extremely close match
Candy Pink Pink (33cm,40cm) Extremely close match
Lilac Purple (33cm) Close but not an exact match
Lincoln Green Forest Green (33cm,40cm) Excellent match
Metallic Gold N/A
Metallic Silver N/A
Purple Purple (33cm) Napkins are complementary, but lighter
Red Red (33cm,40cm)
Red Gingham N/A
Royal Blue Dark Blue (33cm,40cm) Very close match
White White (24cm,33cm,40cm) Perfect match

We offer several other colours in our range of napkins which may be complementary to existing tablecloth colours, however these are the colours and shades which either match or are very close to matching. Our sales team can assist further with matching the colours if required. Our paper tablecloths can be found at: https://innsupplies.com/disposable/paper-table-cloths

How Green are Disposable Paper Tablecloths?

paper tableclothsDisposable tablecovers are occasionally dismissed as an alternative to using linen on environmental grounds, there’s a somewhat unfair stigma about disposable products being wasteful. This isn’t always true however, our range of paper tablecloths are made from 100% recycled paper meaning they have negligible effect on natural resources. Only disposable products that come into direct contact with food / drink need to be made from virgin grade paperboard, table covers do not fall into this category. They’re made from an ethical and completely renewable resource, 100% recycled.

In terms of waste, the product is 100% paper and therefore completely biodegradable. It will degrade naturally like any other waste paper, ideally however it should be sorted and disposed of with your paper waste collection so it can be recycled once again.

The decision about the type of tablecover used basically boils down to the type of usage envisaged.  Temporary or one-off events are ideally suited to disposable tableware, often there are no facilities for laundering and quick changes can be made in the event of a spillage. Restaurants often use these too during busier times, sometimes in addition to a traditional tablecloth to catch spills and reduce the amount of laundering required. For higher volume users we supply full cases of 200 units, in addition to the standard packs of 25.

We stock disposable cloths in the most common 3ft square size (90x90cm), a common 2 seater table size used in restaurants. Our tablecovers come in a pack containing 25 items, joined together but with perforations for separation. You could use 2 or 3 of these together if required if covering a larger table. Beyond this, a banquet roll might be more suitable.

Please feel free to get in touch with our sales team for further information. Our paper tablecloths can be found at: https://innsupplies.com/disposable/paper-table-cloths

Round Paper Table Cloths

One of the most frequently asked questions regarding our range of paper table covers concerns the availability of round shaped disposable covers. We only stock square proportioned items in either 90x90cm or 120x120cm, suitable for most common table arrangements and requirements.

Although we have investigated the possibility of stocking round shaped items to suit either 5 or 6ft tables, these have always proved prohibitively expensive due to a more complex (semi-automated) manufacturing process. This is one of the main reasons why you’ll rarely spot and round paper table cloths available online – the required sale price would price the item out of the market.

In addition to the cost argument, there is also a considerable amount of wastage involved in producing a round disposable cloth. As each item is cut from a much larger master roll there is a significant amount of material left over – this contributes to the high cost price as a large proportion of the raw material is discarded.

For customers seeking to cover the larger 5 or 6ft round tables, it’s possible to use one of our popular banquet rolls. For a 5ft round table you simply need to lay this in a cross formation across the table and trim to size. For 6ft tables this is slightly more difficult as you need 3 lengths to completely cover the table; however it’s perfectly possible to cover 100% of the area in this manner.  Customers will often use a 90x90cm table cloth in the centre as an accent with white banquet paper used as a base.

You can find our complete range of Dispotex tablecloths here: Paper Tablecloths and our banquet rolls (available in lengths from 8m to 100m) here: Paper Banquet Rolls