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    Paper Weights

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    Paper weights can be very confusing. We would like to offer a very general understanding of paper weights. This is not technical, but we will associate common weights with everyday items you may come in contact with. Here at Cutcardstock, we deal with two basic weights: TEXT WEIGHT and COVER WEIGHT. These two identifiers are probably the most important factors when you are purchasing a sheet of paper for your project. Please note that 80# text weight is a paper weight and 80# Cover weight is a card stock; although they have the same number marking them, they are two completely different papers.

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      Weight Comparison Chart

       Bond Text Weight (Offset) Cover Weight Index Pts Caliper (inches) mm
      Metric
      grams/sq m
      Examples CCS Picks
      20 50 3.8 .0038 0.097 75.2 gsm All-purpose, copy paper
      24 60 4.8 .0048 0.12 90.3gsm Laser & Inkjet printing letterheads Astrobright Paper
      28 70 5.8 .0058 0.147 105.35 gsm Letter head, flyers, church bulletins Cougar Paper
      29 73 6 .0060 0.152 109.11 gsm
      32 80 45 6.3 .0063 0.155 118 gsm Program Paper Classic Crest Fine Papers
      81 Program Paper Metallic Papers
      40 100 56 7.3 .0073 0.185
      60 90 7.4 .0074 0.188
      65 8 .078 0.198 176 gsm Post cards, folded invitations, flyers Pop-Tone Card Stock
      74 110 9 .085 0.216 199.41 gsm
      80 9.5 .092 0.234 216 gsm Post Cards, Invitations, business cards Basis Card Stock
      89 241 gsm Curious Metallic Cryogen White
      92 250 gsm Curious Metallic Ice Gold
      94 140 10.5 .010 0.25 252 gsm
      100 11 .011 0.289 270 gsm Invitations Cougar White
      105 13 .013 0.33 285 gsm Invitations and Invitation backings Stardream Metallics
      110 298 gsm Classic Crest Solar White
      118 319 gsm Savoy Cotton Card Stock
      120 15 .015 0.38 325 gsm Duplex White and Black Card Stock
      130 352 gsm Cougar White Heavy Card Stock
      140 379 gsm
      160 433 gsm Cougar White Double Thick CardStock
      220 595 gsm Neenah Cotton DTC Letterpress Stock
      236 639 gsm Savoy DTC Letterpress stock

       

      Paper and Envelope Sizes

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      Paper and Envelope Size Chart

      Type Envelope Size Enclosed Size Popular Use 
      A1 (4 Bar) 3.625" x 5.125"

      3.475" x 4.874"

      3" x 5"

      Response Cards, RSVP Cards,

      Notecards

      A2 (5 1/2 Bar) 4.375" x 5.75" 4.25" x 5.5"

      Party Invitations, Annoucements

      Thank You Notes

      A4 4.25" x 6.25" 4" x 6" Save the Dates, Party announcements, Birth announcements
      A6 (6 Bar) 4.75" x 6.5"

      4.625" x 6.25"

      4.5" x 6.25"

      Invitations, Announcements, 

      Save The Dates

      A7 (Lee) 5.25" x 7.25"

      5" x 7"

      5.125" x 7"

      Very Popular for Wedding Invitations,

      Greeting Cards, Party Invitations, 

      Announcements, etc.

      A8 5.5" x 8.125" 5.125" x 7.75" Wedding Invitations
      A9 5.75" x 8.75" 5.5" x 8.5"

      Wedding Invitations, Other Invitations, 

      Greeting Cards

      No. 10 4.125" x 9.5" 4" x 9.25"

      Announcements, Party Invitations,

      Wedding Invitations, Business Sized Envelope