Offset printing paper
Deciding which paper stock to use for your job can be tricky. How thick is 135kg? How matt is Matt Coat? Is Matt Coat Gold actually gold in color? We have put together this guide to help address these questions and more, when choosing from the many types of paper we offer here at Mojoprint.
How on earth can a piece of paper weigh 220kg?! Well, it can't, but a stack of 100 sheets can. The way paper weights are expressed can be a little confusing, particularly as many designers working overseas may be used to gsm (grams per square mmeter) rather than kg weights.
Japanese papers are classified according to the weight of a stack of 100 pieces layed on top of each other. There are many different paper sizes in use by commercial printers in Japan, each affecting the weight of a stack - and thus the xxkg weight of any one sheet paper. We use the shi-roku-ban paper size (approx 788 x 1091) as the bench mark for expressing our paper weights.
|Paper||Description||Available weights||The gloss factor|
|Brown Craft Paper||A rough, light brown, paper with visible fibers. A very natural, organic looking paper.||108kg|
|Rough Matt||Slightly rough to the touch, durable stock with less vibrant colors. A more natural look than the coated papers.||110kg|
|Uncoated||Uncoated, thus slightly absorbant resulting in duller colors with less contrast than a coated paper, yet soft and natural to the touch. Ideal for stationery.||70kg, 90kg|
|Matt||Smooth to the touch, uncoated matt stock. Ever popular and versatile. Colors will not be as bright as matt coat.||110kg, 180kg, 220kg|
|Best Matt||A very slightly creamy off-white stock. Matt look, but not rough. Popular for business cards.||90kg, 135kg|
|Matt coat||Matt paper that has been coated to maintain brilliant colors. Slightly shiny when printed. Our standard business card and postcard stock.|
|Coat||Coated paper, ideal for flyers and posters. Hard wearing stock with a shiny finish.||90kg, 135kg, 180kg|
|Mirror Coat Gold||A beautiful high gloss paper that is highly reflective - hence its name. Its sheen is dulled slightly by the application of ink. The reverse is matt, so is suitable for writing on. It's not gold!|
|Matt Laminate||A finish that can be applied to give a very smooth yet matt finish. A nice touch for your business card.||n/a|
|Gloss Laminate||A super smooth, very glossy finish. Maximum gloss factor, excellent for postcards and eye-catching flyers.|
|Sticker Paper||Ulra-glossy plastic feel stock. The removable backing is pale yellow, has a split for easy removal plus, we can print greyscale on it too.|