Finally once you've decided on the type and size of paper, the thickness is the final stage weight value of paper is measured in gsm (grams per square metre) the higher the gsm the better quality and feel of the paper. Oct 6, 2014 confused about how american paper weights correspond to gsm paper weights used in the rest of the world here is a gsm paper weight chart which shows you the gsm weights of the most common papers gsm means gram per square meter gsm paper weight chart 1) 20lb bond/writing/ledger = 75. Gsm gsm gsm gsm 25 17 text 160 108 text 8 bond 30 120 cover 325 30 20 text 162 60 cover 9 bond 34 130 cover 352 30 8 bond 163 90 index 12 bond 45 90 index 163 34 9 bond 163 100 tag 13 bond 49 110 index 199 36 24 text 170 63 cover 16 bond 60 140 index 253 44 30 text 175. Equivalent, 16, 40, 22, 37, 33, 32 0032, 0081, 602 gsm weight, 18, 45, 24, 41, 37, 36 0036, 0092, 6772 gsm 20, 50, 28, 46, 42, 38 0038, 0097, 752 gsm 24, 60, 33, 56, 50, 48 0048, 012, 903 gsm 28, 70, 39, 64, 58, 58 0058, 0147, 10535 gsm 29, 73, 40, 62, 60, 6 0060, 0152, 10911 gsm 31, 81, 45, 73, 66, 61.
White-label printing under your brand free shipping and 20% off samples + 3 day average turnaround. Without looking too carefully at what these mean i recommend a web site with a really easy conversion too: thank you ok paper i like that the site does not give an explanation for why 80lb cover = 220gsm and 100lb text = 150gsm as it must have evolved that way. This quantity is commonly called grammage in both english and french (iso 536 ), though printers in most english-speaking countries still refer to the weight of paper typical office paper has 80 g/m2, therefore a typical a4 sheet (1⁄16 m2) weighs 5 g the unofficial unit symbol gsm instead of the standard g/m2 is also.
In the paper industry, the abbreviation 'gsm' refers to grams per square meter in other words, a square meter of a specific type of paper will weigh a certain number of grams this designation tells paper consumers how dense the paper is, which generally indicates quality this connotation differs from the way paper is. The weight of paper is measured in gsm (grams per square metre) effectively, this is the thickness of the paper: the higher the gsm, the thicker the paper most printing paper has a gsm between 60 and 120 80gsm is standard anything from 160gsm is considered card gsm is a good guide to quality 60gsm paper will. Enter your gsm to calculate basis weight enter gsm (g/m2) calculate basis weight: nan formula: gsm/148 = basis weight in lbs example: convert 60 gsm paper to basis weight in lbs 60 gsm/148 = 40 lbs results are estimates and not intended to be contractual copyright © 2004-2011 all rights reserved bolloré. Paper help, understanding the differences in paper weights we are listing this convenient -quick list- of paper weight which includes grammage (gsm) as you will notice the gsm is a consistent number running smaller to larger regardless of the the paper basis.
Explanation of paper weights, used when purchasing paper for commercial use, including grammage (gsm) from iso 536 and basis weight (lb), used in conjuction with the stock type (bond, cover, index etc) commonly used in the us and canada. Overview primagreen primalux primacoat primacoat green primapage new primapharm primabrite indopaque primaone primajet sustainability our commitments life cycle assessment eco design biodiversity our expertise resources resources compare papers basic calculators overview lbs to gsm. It refers to a measurement of paper density in grams per square meter higher the value, higher will be the thickness of the paper in fact if the thickness is higher than 130 gsm, it can be referred as paper board with 80 gsm paper, a a typica. You'll see the term gsm used throughout this guide to refer to how thin the paper is gsm stands for grams per square meter and refers to the weight of the paper the lower the gsm the thinner the paper the higher the gsm the thicker the paper for reference most newspapers are around 35 gsm to 55 gsm printer paper is.
Lets start with something simple: gsm – what exactly does it mean gsm stands for grams per square meter, and is the standard unit of measurement for all paper and card stocks the higher the gsm the heavier and (normally) thicker your substrate will be to give you a reference point, the average piece. Although any weight of paper can be used for any printed item, there are generally a few unwritten guidelines we follow in order to make sure the finished product is suitable for its purpose for example, if you printed a business card onto a low-gsm paper it will feel flimsy and most probably give a negative. Transparent paper, 2125# bond, 82 gsm excellent aging properties the exceptionally high transparency of this paper is achieved in manufacturing w.
For instance, regular everyday copy paper is most commonly referred to as a 20 lb bond but is other times referred to as a 50 lb text weight to eliminate as much confusion as possible, we have chosen gsm as our conversion reference point because it is a definite and universal measure of the paper gsm stands for. Paper weight chart: coated stock — gloss art or matte art for coffee table books 54 lb text wt = 80 gsm 61 lb text wt = 90 gsm 68 lb text wt = 100 gsm 82 lb text wt = 120 gsm 101 lb text wt = 150 gsm 122 lb text wt = 180 gsm 135 lb text wt = 200 gsm. Solved: i hope someone can help i have a versant 180 the paper stocks that we get from our suppliers can either be labelled in lbs or gsm some.
Bond paper this is usually cheap uncoated wove paper and is used for photocopiers and faxes paper thickness thickness of paper is specified by its weight in grams per square metre (gm or gsm) low grade photocopier paper is around 80gsm letterheads 100-120gsm with good quality letterhead around 120gsm. Paper weights and thicknesses explained march 4, 2014 button-samples in europe, paper is measured in gsm this stands for 'grams per square meter' and means exactly that ie how many grams a single sheet of paper weighs measuring 1m x 1m common paper weights in cut sheets are: 80gsm 90gsm 100gsm. Jul 3, 2014 there are three different scales that can be used to describe paper weight: basis weight, caliper and gsm here are some common weights and their uses. May 9, 2013 80gsm art paper, 0065, 105gsm matt coated paper, 009 250gsm art paper, 023, 300gsm matt coated paper, 034-035 sir i am interested the 210 to 300 gsm plane printed mat pepper purposes the hand made carry bags and shopping bags please the help and minimum purchase cost any tipe.