Paper Weight Guide

Paper Weight Guide

 So you are working on your project. You have your design ready and now all you need is to choose your paper, but which weight should you choose? 

 Paper weight is measured in LBS (pounds) and GSM (grams per square meter). Now the paper weight does not describe the weight of paper. The key element in choosing paper is the Type! 

Paper comes in many types/categories and here are a few:

  • Bond
  • Book
  • Text
  • Index
  • Bristol
  • Cover


Light weight paper 

  • Pages of a book or a copy paper.

Medium weight paper

  • Standard Greeting Card

Heavy Weight Paper 

  • Heavy Greeting Card

Extra Heavy Weight Paper

  • Gift Box weight or Chipboard 

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