Question: What Does 250 GSM Paper Mean?

GSM is an acronym standing for ‘Grams per Square Meter’.

Quite simply, it allows print buyers and print suppliers to know exactly about the quality of paper that is being ordered.

Although any GSM is available, you’ll most commonly find: 55gsm, 90gsm, 100gsm, 120gsm, 140gsm, 210gsm, 250gsm, 300gsm, 350gsm and 400gsm.

What does 200 GSM paper mean?

GSM is an acronym for Grams per Square Meter. So, a 70 GSM paper means the paper weighs 70 grams per square meter, whereas 200 GSM implies the paper weighs 200 grams per square meter.

How do you know if a paper is GSM?

The GSM of paper is the thickness of paper that is measured in a roundabout way. The more paper weighs, the thicker it is. The advanced online GSM of Paper Calculator is used to calculate the weight of paper in grams per square meter.

What GSM is good quality paper?

paper thickness

Thickness of paper is specified by its weight in grams per square metre (GM or GSM). Low grade photocopier paper is around 80gsm; letterheads 100-120gsm with good quality letterhead around 120gsm. Business cards are around 350gsm and flyers around 300gsm-350gsm.

What is 300gsm paper used for?

It is good for professional documents such as reports, presentations, CVs etc. 150 gsm is slightly thicker than standard home or office printing paper. It is used for presentations, reports and brochures etc.

Is 200 GSM paper good for watercolor?

Heavy paper can absorb more water and rarely needs stretching. Light paper is anything less than 140 lb/300 gsm and heavy is 300-400 lb/600-850 gsm. Heavy paper can be very expensive but is preferable for some artists because it doesn’t need stretching unless you’re using very heavy washes.

How thick is 250gsm paper?

The Thickness of Printing Paper List

Name Thickness/mm
300gsm signle side coated board 0.425
350gsm signle side coated board 0.46
400gsm signle side coated board 0.54
250gsm ivory board 0.31

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What is GSM of a paper?

GSM is an acronym standing for ‘Grams per Square Meter’. Quite simply, it allows print buyers and print suppliers to know exactly about the quality of paper that is being ordered. The higher the GSM number, the heavier the paper.

Is higher GSM paper better?

Typically the higher the GSM the heavier (and generally, the thicker) the paper but this isn’t always the case. Flyers & Brochures – we typically recommend a 150gsm stock as it is generally a good paper stock for this type of print job.

What is GSM in a4 size paper?

It refers to a measurement of paper density in Grams per Square Meter. Higher the value, higher will be the thickness of the paper. In fact if the thickness is higher than 130 gsm, it can be referred as paper board. With 80 gsm paper, a a typical A4 paper weighs 5 grams.

What GSM paper is best for Watercolour?

In general, 300 gsm/140 lb paper is considered standard “good” watercolor paper.

What GSM is cardstock?

GSM stands for Grams per Square Metre and is how we measure the weight of cardstock in the UK. The higher the number, the heavier the card or paper weight. 70-100gsm – this is copier paper weight, the kind used in your office printer or that you will find most business letters are written on.

What are types of paper?

Some paper types include:

  • Bank paper.
  • Banana paper.
  • Bond paper.
  • Book paper.
  • Coated paper: glossy and matte surface.
  • Construction paper/sugar paper.
  • Cotton paper.
  • Fish paper (vulcanized fibres for electrical insulation)