Paper Types & Settings Glossary

Specifications of plain paper, heavy paper and thin paper.

Plain Paper

  • Sharp standard paper
  • 21 lbs (80 g/m2). For paper specifications, see "SHARP STANDARD PAPER SPECIFICATIONS" in the "Start Guide"
  • Non-Sharp standard plain paper
  • 16 lbs to 28 lbs (60 g/m2 to 105 g/m2)

Heavy Paper

Heavy Paper 1 - 28 lbs. bond to 65 lbs. cover (106 g/m2 to 176 g/m2)

Heavy Paper 2 -65 lbs. cover to 80 lbs. cover (177 g/m2 to 220 g/m2)

Heavy Paper 3 - 80 lbs. cover to 140 lbs. index (221 g/m2 to 256 g/m2)

Heavy Paper 4 - 140 lbs. index to 110 lbs. cover (257 g/m2 to 300 g/m2)

Thin Paper
13 lbs to 16 lbs (55 g/m2 to 59 g/m2)

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