Selecting the correct weight for a print type will help you avoid some problems when producing your artwork. So we decided to do this post to clarify some important things you need to know before choosing the paper for your print :
The weight of the paper can be viewed as a measure for the weight, thickness or density, and can also identify the quality to be used. That way, the larger the number, the thicker and heavier the paper.
Check out the main weights and their most common examples of use in the market or in domestic use:
From 35g to 55g: these are the thinnest papers, used in the making of newspaper or card machine reels;
From 50g to 63g: these are more typical, such as notebooks and budget blocks;
From 75g to 80g: they are generally used for letterhead, prescription, pamphlets, offset or couchê;
From 90g to 115g: It is one of the most common weights on the market, as they are papers used in home use or offices. Some examples are A4 sheets, flyers, posters and leaflets;
From 120g to 150g: this type of weight is suitable for materials such as magazine covers, leaflets of greater strength, flyers and folders;
180g: known for cardboard paper, home cards and is usually the maximum weight that home printers support.
From 210g to 300g: common in materials such as business cards, postcards, invitations, calendars and book covers;
Above 300g: it is the rarest type to see since it is usually used in special services or for cartoning.