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!

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