Choose Paper weight or thickness

Choose paper weight by clicking on the appropriate image. There is further explanation below. Selection takes you to STEP 4.


Light weight

150 GSM

posters and flyers

Medium weight

200 GSM


Heavy Weight

250 GSM


Heaviest weight

350 GSM

Paper Weights or thickness guide

Usage guide 90 - 100 gsm - used for stationery, text for magazines and booklets, flyers and brochures. 120 -170 gsm - used for text for booklets, flyers and brochures. The heavier the weight, the more "upmarket" the feel. 200 - 250 gsm - used for magazine and booklet covers. Robust enough to give some body and stiffness when used in a publication, but not quite heavy enough to be used on its own for cards etc. 280 - 300 gsm - used for cards of all sorts and book and booklet covers. The lighter weights of 90 - 100 gsm are our budget stocks, and are usually what's used for the text pages of booklets and similar. Heavier weights of 300 - 300 gsm are designed especally for our digital printer, and have excellent colour reproduction and are easy to write on.

Paper Finishes or quality guide

The finish of a paper doesn't have anything to do with the paper's weight, just the surface texture. Our standard stocks have three possible finishes: Uncoated, which has a finish feeling very slightly smoother than standard photocopy paper Matte (also called Satin) coated, which is a smoother silky finish. Gloss coated, which is smooth and with a glossy finish, not unlike the text of a glossy magazine. Our uncoated stocks are easy to write on, and are generally what you would select for stationery. Coated stocks are smoother, and if they are being conventionally printed show richer, more vibrant colour because the ink sits on the surface coating and doesn't sink into the paper fibre.