Paper Weights

Baffled by the printers? Here’s a general, basic guide to paper weights;

80 – lightweight papers for magazines

100 – 130 – stationery

130 – 150 – lightweight booklets

150 – 170 – brochures and reports

*170 – borderline weight before needing to litho-score sheet before folding to prevent cracking

200 – 250 – Booklet covers, heavy flyers

300 – 400 – Business cards and heavyweight covers