Choosing from a variety of papers is an important factor in achieving top quality digital printing. You need to select the type of paper that is best suited for bringing visual and textual content of your publication or graphic design project; an option that will be done carefully and print on the type of product you want to print Are there.
Choosing from the vast array of paper types on offer is not always easy when you have to face a large number of sheets which have completely different properties.
Each type of paper has one weight, one processing type and one end, which decide its transparency, presence, weight, thickness, level of opacity, feel and durability. In this guide, we help you choose the paper type, which best suits your digital printing needs.
What is a paperweight?
The specialized meaning of weight and grammage is the weight of a sheet of paper with a surface area according to a square meter, it describes the proportion between the paper’s weight and its area. It is measured in grams per square meter (GMS) or simply in Gram (G) and there is a way to distinguish between different types of papers on the market as well as some other characteristics, which we will soon see.
For example, photocopy paper (also known as Uncoated Paper) which weighs between 60 gsm and 90 gsm, while the c1s paperboard weighs from 150 gm to 350 gm. The grammage enhances the paper texture and its level of transparency, which will be less when choosing the overweight paper.
Let’s talk about Uncoated paper:- It looks exactly as their name – paper in which there is no extra coating or paper finishing. Since there is no coating, there is no glow on the surface, which makes it ideal for print, which contains a lot of text or reading material.
Since there is no coating, this is the most porous paper, which is mostly used for smudge-less writing and you can easily write smoothly on this paper with any kinda pen and pencil compared to other paper.
The Difference Between Weight And Thickness
It’s critical to differentiate between the weight of the paper and the thickness of the sheet. While more weight often corresponds to thick paper, other factors can also affect it:
Types of processing: The processing technique which is selected by the papermaker can give a high-density paper with the same grammage, which means it is more slender, or a lower thickness, which creates a thicker sheet of paper.
Wood fiber content: The paper is made by fibers emitting from the trees, which is obtained through both chemical processes (cellulose) and mechanical processes (wood pulp). High wood fiber content can provide more thickness in the paper.
Additives: Some papermakers mix some substances in the pulp to reduce the use of cellulose and to achieve a special texture and tactile effect.
This applies, for example, on our eco-friendly Laguna paper, which is made with seaweed with from the Venice Lagoon, and with other types of environmentally friendly paper, organic residues from orange, coffee, maize, and olives are made.
So now it is clearly proved that two different sheets with the same weight can have different thicknesses that depending on the type of processing and the structure of the paper.