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Paper Weight Conversion Chart


In an effort to help eliminate the “Paper Weight” confusion problem, we have compiled the comprehensive table listed below. Now you can compare various types of paper and their “Equivalent Weights.” Definitions: Basis Weight The basis weight of a paper is the designated fixed weight of 500 sheets, measured in pounds, in that paper’s basic sheet size. It is important …

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What colored papers do you offer?


We can order your specialized colored stock for a custom service. But check out our “ColorPlan” series offerings, where a total of different 50 colors – from cool blues, greens, and grays, to bright mandarin and yellow hues – can be used on your most eye-catching business card.

What is recycled brown kraft paper?


Recycled brown kraft paper is made from 100% post-consumer waste such as scraps of paper collected from households and industries. These components make this type of paper biodegradable and recyclable. A lot of people don’t know that not all brown papers are eco-friendly and ethically made. Sometimes, these papers have a brown color because they …

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What is layered / multi-loft paper?


A multi-loft paper is made of thick cardboard. As its name suggests, it’s composed of multiple layers of uncoated paper. Most of the time, it comes with a colored center. All these layers add texture and dimension to your print materials. Whether it’s for wedding announcements, business cards, or greetings, this paper can add depth …

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What is natural uncoated paper?


Uncoated paper is exactly that—paper that has no coating or finishing. Without the added layer of coating, there is no glare on the paper surface, making it ideal for those who want a clear and straightforward appearance. And since there is no coating, this type of paper is the most porous in texture, so ink …

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What is glossy UV coated paper?


Ultraviolet (UV) coated paper is a type of paper that has a glossy liquid compound applied to its surface. This liquid coating is then dried by UV light using a printing press or special machine. The UV light hardens or cures the paper. Different types of compounds can be used as coating, such as polyethylene, …

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