Paper Qualities

Hello everyone in and out of the printing world! Today I want to talk about some multiple different kinds of paperwork that we have to offer and things that people generally use for specific paper pieces. If you think about coming into our shop and we start talking about different kinds of paper you’re probably going to be pretty confused because you might not know the difference between 80 pound and 100 pound paper. So what I’m going to attempt to do today is put our paper into layman’s terms so hopefully everyone that reads can understand what we are speaking in our own language.
So let’s start off with basic 20 pound copy paper. This is a general average run-of-the-mill piece of paper. When you think of making copies, or printing something off of your desk printer this is going to be the general type of paper that you will use. They’re also color versions of 20 pound that people like to use for large brochure jobs and mailers. Generally though they are mainly use for copies, print outs, and small jobs like the such.
The next step up would probably be 28 pound paper. 28 pound is like 20 pound but fancier. 28 pound has a semi gloss finish to it but it still has the flimsiness of 20 pound paper. Most uses are four small brochures, flyers, and sometimes even gift certificates depending on the job.
The last piece of flimsy paper that we have is what we call 100 pound gloss text. If 20 pound paper is a Nissan Sentra, and 28 pound paper is a Toyota Corolla, then 100 pound gloss text is a Cadillac CTS. If you want your brochures, flyers, copies, or booklets to look super fancy, this is the paper for your use. With a high-gloss finish, and a thickness to it, 100 pound gloss text is by far the highest quality flimsy paper that we have.

80 pound is a card stock paper. It is a pretty general and average card stock to refer it to one of the flimsier papers, it is more like a 20 pound but figure most people use this for Business cards, some small orders of flyers, and posters.
The next step of card stock would be 100. This is the main card stock that we use for business card printing is much thicker than 80 pound and she has a lot better quality feel to it. Again 100 pound is a Ficker quality use for business cards , Flyers, and posters.
Last but not least one of the main pieces of card stock is called 100 pounds gloss cover. This is the Lamborghini this is the absolute best card stock that you can use paper trail. This is where you get into the extra charges for Paper, but the quality is unquestionable what you get a hold of your artwork.