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PAPER & CARDBOARD | FREE & PREMIUM SFX LIBRARY

Paper & Cardboard is a toolset of 500 HQ sound effects recorded to sound fat and solid whilst still providing various textures and motion. You can explore everything from storage cardboard boxes of various strengths and sizes to paper sheets, newspapers, magazines, books, kitchen paper and so much more.

We’ve spent the last couple of months turning pages, throwing and thumping boxes, flapping photographs, opening and closing Chinese fans, ripping, scraping, crumpling or straightening all the different paper and cardboard types we could find.

We approach this collection with both an experimental and practical touch. Further to that, our aim is to give you:

  • Well recorded source elements to design your own unique ideas
  • Variety of paper and cardboard props for foley replacement in your film, video, or other media in post-production


  • All recording sessions have been carried out in an acoustically treated room and captured from a close-distance perspective at 24bit/96kHz to provide you dry raw material that withstands under extensive processing.

    Creative Freedom

    The sounds are minimally processed, with enough variations of the same sound, in order to give you all the freedom and possibilities you need to create your own sound frames.

    Whether you need realism in your linear project or quick access to professional sounds, this library will have your material needs covered.

    —A Sound Effect, March 3, 2017, A Sound Effect

    List of medium recorded

  • Business card
  • Postcard
  • Playing card
  • Catalog cover
  • Chinese fan
  • Cigarette pack
  • Medicine pack
  • Cheque paper
  • Envelope
  • Photographic paper
  • Receipt
  • Folder
  • Pamphlet
  • Books of various strengths and sizes
  • Vintage scrapbook
  • Paper bag
  • Matte and Glossy Magazines
  • Newspaper
  • Toilet paper
  • Kitchen paper
  • A4 sheets
  • Baking paper
  • Storage cardboard boxes
  • Technical specifications:

  • 500 royalty-free files in total
  • 24bit/96kHz in Stereo Wav format
  • Library size is 3 GB (unzipped)
  • PDF, XLS files included
  • All files embedded with Soundminer metadata

  • You can view the full track list by downloading the metadata in PDF format.

    The sounds are royalty free and licensed to you under this license agreement.

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