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Paper Weight and Paper Stock

 

BookPrintingChina as a 25+ years of professional offset printer, provides many kinds of paper type and paper weight for custom printing projects. No matter you print books, catalogs, cards, calendar, posters, puzzles or packages, we can provide the best paper weight and paper stock to make sure your project is printed in professional standard and impress your target audience. Following we are list some popular paper weight and paper stock for your reference.

 

Common paper type and weight stock for different printing porject

 

The paper choice will affect the book printing quality and reading experience. Different printing project, the paper choice is a bit different. Below, based on many years of printing experience, we have summarized some commonly used papers for different printing projects.

 

Books printing:

The book regular paper includes: glossy art paper, matte art paper, offset paper, special paper, you can select the one you like most.

glossy art paper type uncoated paper uncoated paper special paper
Glossy art paper Matte art paper Uncoated paper Special paper

 

Cover paper:

Hard cover paper: We often recommend 157gsm glossy/matte cover paper mounted on 2mm/2.5mm/3mm gray board, other options like linen, cloth, leather, kraft paper, etc. mounted on 2mm/2.5mm/3mm gray board.

Soft cover paper: Usually choose 200gms, 250gsm, 300gsm, 350gsm gloss or matt cover paper.

 

Inner paper:

1) Art paper(coated paper): Includes gloss art paper and matte art paper, it suited to be printed photo book, magazine printing, booklets, catalogues, children’s book or other color books.

Gloss art paper(paper stock): 80gsm, 105gsm, 128gsm, 157gsm, 200gsm.

Matt art paper(paper stock): 80gsm, 105gsm, 128gsm, 157gsm, 200gsm.

2) Offset paper(uncoated paper): it suited to be printed novels, notebooks, or memoir other black/white color books.

Offset paper stock: 80gsm, 100gsm, 120gsm, 140gsm, 160gsm, 180gsm.

3) Special paper: Including, texture paper, linen paper, parchment paper, tracing paper, waterproof paper, vinyl, cloth etc.

It suited to be printed cover,end paper or some inner paper or tab papges.

 

Board books printing

Self cover board book: cover and text often recommend 250gsm/300gsm/350gsm C1S paper

Hardcover board book: cover often use 157gsm glossy/matte art paper mounted 2-3mm gray board, text use 250gsm/300gsm/350gsm C1S paper

 

Cards printing:

Flashcards: 250gsm/300gsm/350gsm glossy/matt art paper; 300gsm/350gsm C1S paper.

Playing cards (like: poker cards): 300gsm/350gsm glossy/matt art paper; 280gsm/310gsm blue core paper, 280gsm gray core paper.

Tarot cards: 250gsm/300gsm/350gsm glossy/matt art paper; 300gsm/350gsm C1S paper; 310gsm black core paper.

Game cards: 250gsm/300gsm/350gsm glossy/matt art paper; 250gsm/300gsm/350gsm C1S paper; 310gsm black core paper.

Holographic cards: 300gsm/350gsm glossy/matt art paper; 300gsm metallic special paper, etc.

Scratch off cards or tickets: 157gsm/200gsm/250gsm/300gsm glossy/matte art paper, 250gsm/300gsm/350gsm C1S paper

 

Calendars printing

Wall celendar: 157gsm/200gsm/250gsm glossy/matte art paper

Desk calendar: 157gsm/200gsm/250gsm glossy/matte art paper

Desk pad calendar: 80gsm/100gsm/120gsm/140gsm uncoated paper

 

Paper bag and box printing

paper bag:

  • 157gsm/200gsm/250gsm glossy/matt art paper;
  • 210gsm/250gsm C1S paper;
  • 120gsm/150gsm/180gsm/250gsm brown/white Kraft paper;
  • 120gsm/150gsm/160gsm/200gsm/250gsm texture paper.

Paper box:

  • 250gsm C1S paper mounted brown kraft paper, white, or black paper;
  • 250gsm/300gsm/350gsm/400gsm krart paper;
  • 157gsm mounted 1.5mm/2mm/2.5mm gray board;
  • 120gsm brown/black kraft paper mounted 1.5mm/2mm/2.5mm gray board;
  • 120gsm colored paper/textured paper mounted 1.5mm/2mm/2.5mm gray board, etc.

 

Paper Convert Chart

 

Art paper (Coated paper)

GSM LB
80gsm art text paper 54lb art text paper
105gsm art text paper 71lb art text paper
128gsm art text paper 86.5lb art text paper
157gsm art text paper 106lb art text paper
200gsm art text paper 135lb art text paper
157gsm art cover paper 58lb  art cover paper
200gsm art cover paper 73.9lb art cover paper
250gsm art cover paper 92.4lb art cover paper
300gsm art cover paper 110.8lb art cover paper
350gsm art cover paper 129.3lb art cover paper

 

Offset paper (Uncoated paper)

GSM LB
80gsm offset paper 54lb offset text paper
100gsm offset paper 67.6lb offset text paper
120gsm offset paper 81lb offset text paper
140gsm offset paper 94.6lb offset text paper
160gsm offset paper 108lb offset text paper

 

C1S/C2S G/PT Convert Chart

 

Art board, C1S/C2S Cover paper

GSM PT
200gsm 8pt
210gsm 9pt
230gsm 10pt
250gsm 12pt
300gsm 14pt
350gsm 16pt
400gsm 18pt

 

Click “paper weight conversion” to learn more about paper convert chart, or need any help, please contact our printing expert for more message.

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