We offer two types of stocks, paper and cardstock, each with varying thickness and optional coating choices.
Also called book or text, this type of paper is made specifically for print. This type of stock is typically used for flyers, brochures, and posters. The thickness of this stock is measured in pounds (lb.), called the basis weight. In the United States, the basis weight is defined as the weight of 500 sheets of paper in its basic production size. The higher the basis weight, the thicker the paper.
Here are the available weights we offer for paper stock:
70 lb. – Our thinnest available paper stock, but still durable. This paper weight is best used for inside pages of catalogs and booklets.
80 lb. – Thicker than our 70 lb. paper, this stock works great for posters with the added durability.
100 lb. – This paper stock is the thickest available. It’s ideal for flyers and brochures, as the thickness helps it withstand increased handling.
Also called cover stock, cardstock is thicker than paper stock but is more flexible than a paperboard. The thickness makes it ideal for business cards, postcards, and greeting cards. Cardstock is measured in points (pt.) derived from the thickness of a single piece of paper. A paper measuring .014 inch thick would have a 14 pt. measurement. Again, the larger the number, the thicker the paper.
Here are the available thickness of our cardstock:
10 pt. – Our thinnest available cardstock which makes it ideal for folding. Well-suited for greeting cards.
14 pt. – Popularly used for business cards, presentation folders, and booklet covers.
16 pt. – Slightly thicker cardstock option best suited for invitations.
17 pt. – Our thickest and sturdiest cardstock ideal for direct mail postcards.