Question: What Paper Weight Is Good For Brochures?


What paper should I use for brochures?

What Paper Should I Use for Brochures

  • Paper Stock.
  • Card Stock.
  • Glossy.
  • Matte. This paper is also coated but without luster or gloss, giving it an untreated look.
  • Like paper color, there is no one choice when it comes to the size of your brochure.
  • Legal (8.5″ x 14″)
  • Tabloid (11″ x 17″)

What weight of paper should I use?

In general, fine business papers, printer papers and personal stationery range in weight from 20 lb. to 32 lb. The most common paper weight today is 20 lb. One rule of thumb to follow is: The heavier the basic weight, the thicker the sheet. The thicker the sheet, the more impressive it feels.

What paper GSM should I use?

A higher GSM equates to a thicker paper which may give a more professional look to your campaigns, but it won’t be suitable for every task. There are no hard and fast rules for paper density, but some types will be more obviously suitable than others. 35-55 GSM is typically used for newspapers.

What is the weight of postcard paper?

What Paper Stock Should I Use? Decisions, Decisions…

Weight Grammage Recommended Use
110 lb Index 200 gsm Tabs/Dividers, Posters, Menus, Tickets, Postcards
80 lb Cover 215 gsm Posters, Folded Cards or Invites, Table Tents, Folders
100 lb Cover 275 gsm Business Cards, Flat Cards or Invites, Posters, Folders

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What kind of paper is used for postcards?

Start by printing postcards on thick paper stock such as heavy-duty 16-point gloss or 13-point recycled matte.

What type of paper are posters printed on?

Paper choice and weight can be discussed with your printer, but 170gsm Silk or Gloss Art FSC or 150gsm are good choices. GSM stands for grams per square meter and determines how heavy the paper stock is.

Is 80lb or 100lb paper thicker?

For reference: most postcards are printed in 100 lb cover or thicker (i.e. 14 pt cardstock is thicker than 100 lb cover) 80 lb cover feels like a thin cardstock.

What is 60 lb paper used for?

24/60 lb text weight paper could also be used for copy paper. It is commonly used for inkjet and laser printing. This 90.3 gsm paper is used for converting economy envelopes.

What does the weight of paper mean?

Paper is measured in pounds per 500 sheets (one Ream of paper) of a standard size of sheet based on the group or category of papers the grade. If 500 sheets of this size weigh 20lbs., then the paper is classified as a 20lb. bond. Heavier and lighter stocks will obviously be thicker or thinner than the 20lb.