Paper Descriptions

Printing Paper Type Descriptions
Standard House Stocks
24# Uncoated Text and 28# Uncoated Text
  • The 28# is thicker and heavier than the 24#.
  • Standard uses: this stock is commonly used for envelopes, also called White Wove.
70# Uncoated Text
(is slightly thicker than copy paper)
  • This ultra-premium uncoated (non-glossy) white stock is guaranteed safe for laser printing.
  • Feels thick and substantial in your hands, and is the best type of uncoated paper stock available for full-color printing.
  • Standard uses: we exclusively offer 70# Lustre for stationery, envelopes, and newsletters.
80# Coated Text
(is the thickness of a quality magazine page)
80# Gloss Text
  • Standard glossy paper provides an excellent opaque base for rich process color printing.
  • Standard uses: brochure printing, catalog inserts, flyers, posters, etc.
80# Dull/matte Text
  • This stock is finely coated with a satin finish.
  • It provides an excellent opaque base for easy to read, crisp typography.
  • Standard uses: brochures, newsletters, catalog inserts, and flyers, etc.
100# Coated Text
(is 25% thicker than 80# gloss text)
100# Gloss Text
  • Similar to the 80# gloss text, but 25% thicker and heavier, for a more substantial feeling piece.
  • Standard uses: brochures, information sheets, self-mailers, posters, and door hangers.
100# Dull/matte Text
  • Thicker and heavier than our 80# dull/matte text for a more substantial feeling piece.
  • Provides a non-glossy, opaque base for detailed, crisp printing.
  • Standard uses: brochures, information sheets, self-mailers, posters, and door hangers.
80# Coated Cover
(is the thickness of a postcard or baseball card)
80# Gloss Cover
  • This stock is coated with a glossy finish, making photographs and other images look beautiful.
  • Standard uses: durable, heavy-weight brochures, catalog covers, and packaging.
80# Dull/matte Cover
  • Our dull/matte cover is a thick 9pt cover stock with a smooth, non-shiny coating.
  • It is well suited for detailed, crisp printing without sacrificing the ability to easily write on it.
  • Standard uses: typically used with our 80# dull/matte text option for catalog or booklet pages.
100# Uncoated Cover
(is the thickness of a standard business card)
  • This bright white, uncoated smooth #1 grade cover stock is 14pt in thickness.
  • You can easily write on this stock.
  • This heavier option is a great companion to our 70# uncoated text for texture consistency across your marketing materials.
  • Standard uses: great option for appointment or reminder cards and business cards.
120# Coated Cover
(is the thickness of a standard business card)
120# Gloss Cover
  • This is one of our most popular papers.
  • It is a heavy 14pt stock with a glossy, coated finish.
  • It makes photographs and other images look beautiful. UV coating, often called liquid lamination, is a great addition for added pop and shine.
  • Not recommended for cards that you would like to write on.
  • Standard uses: business cards, brochures, hang tags, and presentation folders.
120# Dull/matte Cover
  • Our dull/matte cover is a substantial paper with a smooth, non-shiny coating.
  • It is a heavy 14pt stock well suited for detailed, crisp printing without sacrificing the ability to easily write on the paper.
  • You can also add UV coating on the front of a dull/matte card to add pop to the side that isn't needed for writing.
  • Standard uses: excellent choice for business cards, postcards, and greeting cards.
200# Coated Cover
(is our sturdiest paper, almost twice as thick as 120# cover)
  • At 24pt, this is our thickest and sturdiest paper stock.
  • It has a glossy, smooth finish that produces vibrant colors and professional image quality.
  • It works really well for die cuts and foil stamping.
  • Standard uses: business cards, hang tags, table tents, POP displays, and rack cards.
Premium and Specialty Papers
SmartFlex® Synthetic Paper
  • Our standard plastic substrate stock is flexible and water, chemical, heat and tear proof.
  • Available in 6pt, 8pt, 15pt and 20pt thicknesses.
  • Tree and Pulp Free and 100% Recyclable.
  • Standard uses: maps, menus, door hangers, posters or any product that can benefit from the increased durability of plastic.
Premium Papers
  • Many Recycled Paper varieties from partial to 100% Post Consumer Waste.
  • Textured finishes such as laid, linen, ribbed and felt are available with and without watermarks.
  • Many colored stocks from light to dark colors for specialty projects.
  • Get your company and printed pieces noticed and stand out from the crowd with a premium paper stock.
Coatings