Updated: Jan 21, 2022
It is measured in grams per square metre. Ranges from 80gsm to around 420gsm.
The heavier the measurement, the thicker the paper.
Paper made with a surface coating, which allows for maximum smoothness and ink
holdout to minimise dot gain in the printing process. Coated papers are classified by matt, satin, dull or gloss finishing.
UNCOATED / OFFSET PAPER
Paper made with no surface coating. Important properties include good internal
bonding, High surface strength and dimensional stability.
Papers that contain post consumer waste fibre. For uncoated papers, must contain
minimum 30% of post consumer waste fibre and for coated paper. 10%.
FSC (FOREST STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL) CERTIFIED PAPER
Paper that are from well-managed forest, controlled sources, reclaimed materials
or a mixture of these. There are 3 types of FSC labels for paper: