In a previous article “7 types of paper used for printing projects”, we identified the most common types of paper used in printing projects, as well as providing examples of projects that commonly utilize the various types of paper. Just as important as the type of paper you choose is determining the thickness of paper that best suits your project. This article provides a simple list of paper weights and the most common projects associated with each weight.
70-90gsm Newspaper print, NCR pads / invoice pads
90gsm Magazine inner pages / booklets
120gsm Letterheads, compliment slips
130gsm Promotional posters; leaflets, handing out flyers
150-250gsm Professional hand out flyers, letterbox strong leaflets (anything less will probably rip), low budget business cards
350gsm Magazine covers, Booklet covers, Mid-range quality business cards, promotional calendar pages
450gsm Our standard business card thickness. Great for high quality professional flyers
We can help you to select the right paper for your important printing projects. You can request a sample pack from us (this will detail not only the finish of the material, but also what the different thicknesses feel like). Contact us today.