Paper stock essentially means how much the paper weighs. Paper stock is measured in gsm which stands for grams per square meter.
What paper stocks do we offer?
70gsm – Uncoated
- Suitable for and often used in black and white printing.
- Thinner than the standard paper stock.
- Will help reduce the shipping cost on larger book prints and orders.
80gsm – Uncoated
- This is our standard paper stock for black and white books.
- This will be what you are used to in most modern day novels.
100gsm – Uncoated
- This is our standard paper stock for printing colour pages.
- Can be used for full colour books or for colour inserts in black and white books.
- Perfect in printing projects like brochures and for non-fiction books like biographies.
[Request a sample book of all of our paper stocks, shown with real examples from past customers]
115gsm – (Gloss and Silk)
- Slightly heavier than 100gsm with a gloss or silk finish.
- This can be used for the same print projects as 100gsm, but will have a finish to make colours more vibrant.
- The silk finish has a slight sheen to it, while the full gloss has a mirror-like shine.
120gsm – Uncoated
- This is the paper type for you if you are looking for a slightly higher quality than 100gsm but want to maintain the matt finish that uncoated paper will provide.
- This works well for colour inserts.
135gsm – (Gloss and Silk)
- A high quality, thicker paper stock.
- Makes colour pages more vibrant and sharp thanks to the paper finish.
170gsm – (Gloss and Silk)
- This is our heaviest paper stock making it strong and durable.
- Provides beautiful, vibrant finishes to all your colour pages.
250gsm – (Gloss and Matt)
- Our standard cover stock used on the majority of our books.
- Provides a nice vibrant cover.
- Available in gloss and matt finishes.
300gsm – (Gloss and Matt)
- Our heaviest cover stock providing the best look and feel.
- It’s slightly more expensive than our standard cover stock.
View examples of all of our paper stocks in our sample book in your choice of binding or get a free online quote!