Paper Grammage in Business Card Printing Part One
When the so-called "paper grammage" is mentioned, it means the strength or density of a paper. So that you can make the right choice for your print product, I will introduce you to the types of paper: picture printing paper, postcard printing board, offset paper, and poster paper in this article.
I will explain the differences and give you an overview of our print products and the associated grammages.
Picture printing paper consists of cellulose, sometimes with a small proportion of wood. Because of the glossy or matte finish and the additionally applied printing varnish (dispersion varnish), a smooth and closed surface is created, making writing, printing, or stamping difficult. The dispersion varnish seals the color and gives the paper additional stability.
The color result on this paper is usually brilliant, and the contrasts razor sharp. Therefore, this paper is particularly suitable for flyers, brochures, or the like.
The copy/printer paper, also known as "offset paper," is often used when printing letterheads or pads because it is rewritable and printable, i.e., suitable for copiers, inkjet, and laser printers. This is possible due to the "rough" surface, making it easier to absorb the paint. In addition, no printing varnish is used during processing.
The natural paper is a smooth, wood-free offset paper with a high volume.
Again, neither printing varnish nor coatings are applied after the manufacturing process.
The natural white paper, uncoated on both sides, is, therefore, suitable for further processing with a printer, ballpoint pen, or stamp and impresses with its high strength.