Our match strike paper comes directly from matchstick manufacturers in China. It is the exact same material used on matchboxes and matchbooks. It is not sandpaper. It is real match friction and contains phosphorous. The paper can be easily cut with scissors, xacto knives, paper punches, paper cutters, etc., and they all have adhesive backing that can be peeled off. However, they often leave a residue when handling them, so wash your hands thoroughly after each use.
Match striker sheets come in variants of dark gray, brown, and dotted pattern. Match strike paper has natural imperfections, especially around the edges, but some have more than others. Price is determined by the categories below, which are based solely on appearance, not function.
PLUS / Very Good sheets have some spots or blemishes but are easily ignored or can be cut around. They are ideal for most craft projects. Similar to premium sheets, they are in limited supply.
BASIC / Decent sheets have more noticeable blemishes, but they work just fine. Most sheets look like this and are also ideal for most craft projects. Examples of blemishes: an overall grainy quality or inconsistent color, smudges, streaks, spots, discoloration, creases, tears.
CLEARANCE / Poor sheets have even more scuff marks and blemishes than the Basic sheets, but work fine. May or may not be ideal for craft projects, depending on how important appearance is to you.