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Paper Weight Chart

PAPER WEIGHT AND PAPER CONVERSION — GRAMS PER SQUARE METER, TO POINTS AND POUNDS

Text stock versus cover stock: The coated stock (first chart below) is for text stock, not cover stock. For instance, business cards are most often printed on a paper weight of 80 lb cover stock. If they were printed on 80 lb text stock, they would be very thin business cards! 80 lb text and 80 lb cover paper weight stock are different thicknesses. Also see “Converting…” at the bottom of this paper conversion page.

PAPER COATED STOCK — GLOSS OR MATTE

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

CARD BOARD STOCK (C1S)

10 pt cover wt
210 gsm
12 pt cover wt
260 gsm
14 pt cover wt
310 gsm
16 pt cover wt
350 gsm

HARDCOVER BINDING BOARD (RIGID)

48 pt
16 oz. 1.4 mm 1,000 gsm
96 pt
32 oz. 2.8 mm 2,000 gsm

PAPER UNCOATED STOCK — WOOD FREE (OFFSET)

54 lb text wt
80 gsm
68 lb text wt
100 gsm
81 lb text wt
120 gsm
95 lb text wt
140 gsm