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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
122 lb text wt 180 gsm
135 lb text wt 200 gsm
CARD BOARD STOCK
8 pt cover wt 190 gsm
9 pt cover wt 210 gsm
10 pt cover wt 230 gsm
12 pt cover wt 260 gsm
14 pt cover wt 310 gsm
16 pt cover wt 350 gsm
18 pt cover wt 400 gsm
HARDCOVER BINDING BOARD
60 pt 16 oz. 1.4 mm 1,000 gsm
65 pt 20 oz. 1.8 mm 1,100 gsm
70 pt 24 oz. 2.0 mm 1,200 gsm
80 pt 28 oz. 2.25 mm 1,400 gsm
88 pt 32 oz. 2.5 mm 1,600 gsm
92 pt 36 oz. 2.8 mm 1,700 gsm
98 pt 40 oz. 3.0 mm 1,800 gsm
140 pt 48 oz. 3.4 mm 2,200 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
122 lb text wt 180 gsm