Paper Glossary

Digital Press Papers - Cover Weight

These are the papers available for our in-house digital printing, cover weight (cardstock) paper weights range from 60# to 130#. Typically coated (glossy) paper weights are listed as 12-16pt. Sizes vary, maximum print size is 13"x19".

Color copy papers

  • 60# color copy cover - Bright white, smooth finish, recommended for lightweight flyers, or covers for folded booklets, 98 brightness, made with windpower
  • 80# color copy cover - Heavier version on 60#, use for great looking posters, 98 brightness, made with windpower
  • 110# color copy cover - Heavier version on 80#, one of our most popular stocks for cards (buiness, postcard, notecard), 98 brightness, made with windpower

Uncoated papers

  • 100# Uncoated Cover - Smooth finish, premium uncoated cover weight paper, available in white or natural. Acid free, FSC Certified, Made in USA
  • 130# Uncoated Cover - Smooth finish, premium uncoated cover weight paper, popular choice for premium digital business cards,  Acid free, FSC Certified, Made in USA

Coated papers

  • 100# Coated 2-Side Cover - Silk finish, popular for posters or lightweight business cards, 94 brightness
  • 12pt Coated 1-Side Ultra Gloss Cover - Cast coated, our highest gloss cover stock, windpower
  • 14pt and 16pt Coated 1-Side Cover - popular choice for in-house printed appointment cards
  • 14pt and 16pt Coated 2-Side Cover - popular choice for in-house printed Buiness cards

Specialty stocks

  • 80# Felt - textured felt finish, popular for art prints and notecards, 30# recycled, windpower
  • 110# Linen - textured paper for premium business cards and awards, 30# recycled, windpower
  • Carboness - available in 2pt or 3pt, including preperforated 9x11 or 8.5x11.5 sizes
  • 1up Label - available in 12x18 size with a crack and peel backing, matte white finish
  • 5 and 10 mil Polyester - Synthetic paper is ultra durable, great alternative to lamination, popular for menus


Digital Press Papers - Text Weight

  • 20# bond 100% recycled - Copy paper for black and white print jobs, 92 brightness
  • 28# color copy paper - Bright white, smooth finish, recommended for full color jobs, 98 brightness, made with windpower
  • 70# uncoated text - Bright white, smooth finish, available in white or natural, recommended for brochures, 98 brightness, 10% post consumer recycled, acid free
  • 100# text gloss - 94 brightness, 10% post consumer recycled

Offset Papers

  • 70# Uncoated text - popular stock for letterhead and envelopes, uncoated
  • 100# Gloss Text - brochure weight paper, available with a satin finish
  • 100# Gloss Cover - typically used for jobs requiring scoring and folding, available with semigloss or satin finishes
  • 14pt C2S (gloss cover) - entry level paper for business cards, postcards and more, typically available with high gloss and semigloss coatings
  • 14pt Uncoated - for a truly matte finish, uncoated paper print jobs take more time to produce, expect your images to become slightly darker, as the ink is absorbed more into the paper than gloss stocks.
  • 16pt C2S (gloss cover) - our most popular stock for offset printing, available with high gloss or the popular satin AQ coating
  • 18pt C1S (gloss front) - popular for appointment cards, this stock has a high gloss finish on the front, with an uncoated back.

Fine Art Papers

Matte Papers

  • Enhanced Matte - 10.3 mil (192 gsm), matte surface bright white paper
  • Cold Press Bright - 21 mil (340 gsm),acid free, 100% cotton rag paper with a bright white, textured surface, archival
  • Hot Press Bright- 17 mil (330 gsm), 100% cotton rag paper with a bright white, smooth surface, archival

Gloss Papers

  • Premium Luster Photo- 10 mil (260 gsm) archival, highly saturated, maximum ink coverage and a high D-Max for true photographic reproductions
  • Premium Photo Gloss-Sheet Stock 10 mil (250 gsm), Roll 7 mil (170 gsm), extremely wide color gamut, instant dry high gloss, non-cockling, resin coated paper
  • Metallic Photo Gloss- 10.5 mil (257 gsm),  incredible Dmax and rich color gamut, unique metallic surface that provides extreme sharpness and depth, brightness 81%, whiteness 95