Paper Stock Classifications, Names, Descriptions, Specifications & Uses Paper Classifications

The following available paper stocks are classified as Envelopes Only, Text/Offset, Book, Cover, Card or Specialty paper stocks.

Defining Paper Weights

Text/Offset and Book paper stocks are described by their total weight in pounds for 500 - 25" x 38" sheets of the specific stock. Cover paper stocks are described by the pound weight of 500 - 20" x 26" sheets of the specific cover stock. Cover paper stocks typically include weights from 50 lb. to 110 lb. Card paper stocks are measured in points that give the thickness of the sheet in thousandths of an inch. For example, a 14 pt. cover stock is 0.0014 inches thick. The primary product uses for each paper stock listed below are noted under their respective paper stock classifications and names. The list below begins with text/offset weight stocks and continues through book, cover, card and specialty paper stocks.

 

Recycled Paper Stocks

Paper stocks displaying an asterisk (Recycled*) next to their names are either recycled paper stocks that are Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified and contain post-consumer waste or paper stocks that are not Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified but do contain post-consumer waste. See specific paper stock details for actual percentage of recycled content and post-consumer waste in each noted recycled stock.

Envelopes Only Paper Stocks (Uncoated / Pre-Converted)

Envelopes Only (Uncoated) paper stocks are not flat sheets but actual blank envelopes which are run through a dedicated press that can print 1 or 2 color or PMS (Spot Colors) only and not four color (full color).

Envelopes Only Paper Stocks (Uncoated / Pre-Converted)

Envelopes Only (Uncoated) paper stocks are not flat sheets but actual blank envelopes which are run through a dedicated press that can print 1 or 2 color or PMS (Spot Colors) only and not four color (full color).

Used For: Envelopes Only

Popular and widely used for envelopes, this smooth white wove paper stock provides an excellent opaque base for high quality envelope printing. It`s both printer (laser or ink jet) and copier friendly.

Used For: Envelopes Only

Used For: Envelopes Only

Popular and widely used for envelopes, this smooth white wove paper stock provides an excellent opaque base for high quality envelope printing. Slightly thicker* than 24 lb. White Wove stock, it provides a more substantial feel. It`s both printer (laser or ink jet) and copier friendly.

Used For: Envelopes Only

A popular premium white wove paper, this high quality stock provides an excellent opaque base for high-definition envelope printing. It too features a higher brightness factor* than many other uncoated paper stocks. It`s both printer (laser or ink jet) and copier friendly.

Used For: Brochures, Business Cards, Flyers, Folders, Greeting Cards, Posters, Postcards, Rack Cards

Used For: Bookmarks, Business Cards, Door Hangers, Flyers, Folders, Greeting Cards, Posters, Postcards, Promotional Cards, Rack Cards

Approximately 40% thicker than 100 lb. Gloss Cover stock, its gloss coating (on one side only) provides an excellent opaque base for high-definition full color printing. This high quality, heavy weight card stock is typically used for printing 4/0 (full color front, blank back) or 4/1 (full color front, black ink back) but may be used for 4/4 (full color front, full color back) printing. Printing 4/4 on an uncoated side will require a longer drying (turnaround) time.

Text /Offset Paper Stocks (Uncoated)

Text/Offset (Uncoated) paper stocks are primarily used for printing stationery products (envelopes and/or letterhead) but some text/offset paper stocks may be used to print brochures, flyers, bulletins and inserts. Since text/offset paper stocks are

Used For: Envelopes, Letterhead

Watermarked for security and prestige, this premium #1 quality rated smooth paper stock is an excellent choice for enhancing professional image and business identity. It`s "Eco-conscious" (Recycled) and provides an exceptional opaque base for high-definition printing. It`s both printer (laser or ink jet) and copier friendly. Blank stock is also available.

Used For: Envelopes, Letterhead

Watermarked for security and prestige, this premium #1 quality rated linen paper stock is as an excellent choice for enhancing professional image and business identity. It`s "Eco-conscious" (Recycled) and the rich linen texture and high brightness factor (92) provides an exceptional opaque base for high-definition printing. It`s both printer (laser or ink jet) and copier friendly.

Used For: Brochures/Flyers, Bulletins/Inserts, Envelopes and Letterhead

Also referred to as Recycled Offset Opaque Smooth, this high quality "Eco-conscious%u201D (Recycled) paper stock provides an excellent opaque base for high-definition printing. It`s both printer (laser or ink jet) and copier friendly.

Used For: Brochures/Flyers, Bulletins & Inserts, Letterhead

Also referred to as Offset Opaque Smooth, this popular and widely used paper stock provides an excellent opaque base for high-definition printing. It`s both printer (laser or ink jet) and copier friendly.

Used For: Brochures/Flyers, Bulletins & Inserts, Letterhead

Also often referred to as Recycled Offset Opaque Smooth, this high quality "Eco-conscious" (Recycled) paper stock provides an excellent opaque base for high-definition printing. Slightly thicker than 60 lb. Recycled Opaque Smooth stock, it provides a more substantial feel. It`s both printer (laser or ink jet) and copier friendly.

Used For: Brochures/Flyers, Bulletins & Inserts, Envelopes, Letterhead

With its rich linen texture finish and high brightness factor (98); this premium #1 quality rated "Eco-conscious" (Recycled) paper stock provides an excellent opaque base for high-definition printing. It`s both printer (laser or ink jet) and copier friendly.

Book Paper Stocks (Coated)

Book (Coated) paper stocks are coated at the paper mill with either high gloss or matte coating and are primarily used for printing brochures, flyers, catalogs, mini catalogs, posters and CD/DVD products. When printing products with medium to heavy coverage.

60 lb. Gloss book

Used For: Mini Catalogs Only

A light weight, business quality gloss coated paper stock that provides an excellent opaque base for high-definition mini catalog printing.

Used For: Bargain Bin, Brochures/Flyers, Catalogs/Mini Catalogs, Posters

A high quality, medium weight gloss coated paper stock that provides an excellent opaque base for high-definition full color printing. It`s an affordable, popular and widely used paper stock choice.

Used For: Brochures/Flyers Only

A high quality "true" matte coated paper stock that provides an excellent opaque base for high-definition full color printing. It`s "non-glare" readability factor makes it a popular paper choice for brochures and flyers.

Used For: Bargain Bin, Brochures/Flyers, Catalogs/Mini Catalogs, CD & DVD Products, Posters, Same Day Service

A top quality gloss coated paper stock that provides an excellent opaque base for high-definition full color printing. 25% thicker than 80 lb. Gloss Book stock, its substantial feel and high performance reputation makes it one of the most commonly specified book weight gloss coated paper stocks in the printing industry.

Used For: Bargain Bin, Brochures/Flyers, Catalogs/Mini Catalogs, Posters

A top quality "true" matte coated paper stock that provides an excellent opaque base for high-definition full color printing. 25% thicker than 80 lb. Matte Book stock, it offers a more substantial feel. It`s "non-glare" readability factor makes it a popular and widely used paper stock choice.

Used For: Brochures/Flyers, Catalogs/Mini Catalogs

A premium #1 quality rated "Eco-conscious" (recycled) gloss coated paper stock with a high brightness factor (92) which provides an excellent opaque base for high-definition full color printing. It`s 20% thicker than 80 lb. Gloss Book stock for a more substantial feel.

Cover Paper Stocks (Coated)

Cover (Coated) paper stocks are more substantial in thickness, rigidity and feel than text/offset or book paper stocks. They come from the paper mill either high gloss or matte coated and are primarily used for highly durable brochures, flyers, do

Used For: Bargain Bin, Brochures/Flyers, Door Hangers, Posters, Rack Cards

This high quality, medium weight gloss coated cover stock provides an excellent opaque base for high-definition full color printing.

Used For: Bargain Bin, Brochures/Flyers, Door Hangers, Postcards, Posters, Rack Cards

25% thicker than 80 lb. Gloss Cover stock, this high quality heavy weight gloss coated cover stock provides an excellent opaque base for high-definition full color printing.

 

Used For: Brochures/Flyers Only

Approximately 25% thicker than 80 lb. Gloss Cover stock, this high quality, this premium #1 quality rated heavy weight "Eco-conscious" (Recycled) cover stock provides an excellent opaque base for high-definition full color printing.

Card Paper Stocks (Coated & Uncoated)

Card (Coated or Uncoated) paper stocks are the thickest, most rigid and durable paper stocks. They come either high gloss (one side C1S or both sides C2S, matte coated (both sides) or uncoated (both sides). They are used to print highly durable bro

Used For: Brochures/Flyers, Business Cards, Folders, Greeting Cards, Postcards, Rack Cards

Approximately 30% thicker than 100 lb. Gloss Cover stock, this premium #1 quality rated sheet is a "true" matte coated, heavy weight "Eco-conscious" (Recycled) card stock. Its superior quality and high brightness factor (92) provides an exceptional opaque base for high-definition full color printing.

Used For: Bookmarks, Business Cards, Postcards, Promotional and Rack Cards

This premium #1 quality rated heavy weight linen texture card stock provides an exceptional opaque base for high-definition full color printing. Approximately 35% thicker than 100 lb. Gloss Cover stock, the subtle linen texture finish and high brightness factor (96) makes an impressive quality and image statement. It`s both printer (laser or ink jet) and copier friendly.

Used For: Business Card Minis & Ultra Minis Only

Approximately 40% thicker than 100 lb. Gloss Cover stock, this uncoated, heavy weight card stock has a high brightness factor (93) and provides an exceptional opaque base for high-definition full color printing.

Used For: Brochures/Flyers, Business Cards, Postcards, Posters

Approximately 40% thicker than 100 lb. Gloss Cover stock, this un-coated, this premium #1 quality rated heavy weight card stock has a high brightness factor (93) and provides an exceptional opaque base for high-definition full color printing.

Used For: Brochures/Flyers, Business Cards, Folders, Greeting Cards, Postcards, Rack Cards

38% thicker than 100 lb. Gloss Cover stock, this premium #1 quality satin coated (semi-gloss) heavy weight card stock provides an exceptional opaque base for high-definition full color printing. It`s also an "Eco-conscious" (Recycled) paper stock choice.

Used For: Bookmarks, Business Cards, Door Hangers, Flyers, Folders, Greeting Cards, Metallics, Posters, Postcards, Promotional Cards, Rack Cards

Approximately 40% thicker than 100 lb. Gloss Cover stock, its high gloss coating (on both top and bottom sides) provides an excellent opaque base for high fidelity full color printing. This high quality, heavy weight card stock is typically used for printing 4/4 (full color front, full color 

back) but may be used when printing 4/0 (full color front, blank back) or 4/1 (full color front, black ink back).

Used For: Business Cards, Door Hangers, Postcards, Rack Cards

Approximately 60% thicker than 100 lb. Gloss Cover stock, its high gloss coating (on both top and bottom sides) provides an excellent opaque base for high fidelity full color printing. This high quality, heavy weight cover stock is typically used for printing 4/4 (full color front, full color back) but is also used when printing 4/0 (full color front, blank back) or 4/1 (full color front, black ink back).

Specialty Stocks

Specialty paper stock refers to our 60 lb. Semi-Gloss adhesive backed stock which is used for "stick-on" style business cards, assorted labels and stickers. Any paper stock with a #1 quality rating is considered a Premium Paper Stock.

Used For: Stick-On Business Cards, Stickers & Labels

This medium weight, light duty peel back sticker and label stock (also used for stick-on type business cards) is typically used on projects printed 4/0 only (full color front, blank back). A highly versatile pressure sensitive sheet with a premium grade gloss enamel that consistently allows crisp, clean reproduction. 1" cuts on back for fast, easy peel. Not recommended for industrial or "long term" outdoor use.  

 

Option Description
14pt C2S
14pt Uncoated
100lb Gloss Book
10pt EndurACE (Waterproof Stock)
100lb Gloss COVER
80lb Gloss Book
100lb DULL Book
100lb Gloss Book (Shipping Included)
70 lb Premium Uncoated Text