At Print Watkins we offer the following papers:

 

65# Astrobright – Assorted colors, smooth finish
80# Coated White Matte Cover – White, smooth, non-reflective finish
80# Coated White Gloss Cover – White, smooth, reflective finish
80# Uncoated White Cover – White, uncoated
80# Uncoated White Felt Cover – White, textured finish (small bumps)
80# Uncoated Cream Matte Cover – Cream color, smooth finish, uncoated
90# Uncoated Index – White, Blue, Canary, or Cherry, uncoated
90# Uncoated White Linen Cover – White, textured finish (lines both directions on paper)
90# Uncoated Cream Ribbed Cover – Cream color, textured finish (lines one direction on paper)
100# Coated White Gloss Cover – White, smooth, reflective finish
100# Coated White Matte Cover – White, smooth, non-reflective finish
100# Uncoated Cream Felt Cover – Cream color, textured finish (small bumps)
100# Uncoated White Cover – White, uncoated
110# Uncoated White Cover – White, uncoated
110# Uncoated Ice Pearl Cover – Smooth with metallic finish (reflective)
110# Uncoated Navy Blue Cover – Smooth, uncoated, Navy Blue Color
110# Uncoated Chocolate Cover – Smooth, uncoated, Chocolate Brown Color
110# Uncoated Apple Red Cover – Smooth, uncoated, Apple Red Color
110# Uncoated Pumpkin Orange Cover – Smooth, uncoated, Pumpkin Orange Color
120# Coated White Gloss Cover – White, smooth, reflective finish
120# Coated White Matte Cover – White, smooth, non-reflective finish

130# Coated White Gloss Cover – White, smooth, reflective finish
11pt  Coated C1S Cover – White, Smooth coated on 1 side, Uncoated on other side
12pt  Coated C1S Cover – White, Smooth coated on 1 side, Uncoated on other side
 

50# Uncoated White Book/Text – White, rough/natural, no finish
60# Uncoated White Book/Text – White, rough/natural, no finish
60# Accent Opaque – White, smooth, no finish
70# Uncoated White Book/Text – White, rough/natural, no finish

70# Accent Opaque – White, smooth, no finish
80# Coated White Dull Book/Text – White, smooth, non-reflective finish

80# Coated White Gloss Book/Text – White, smooth, reflective finish
100# Coated White Gloss Book/Text – White, smooth, reflective finish

 

TypeFeelGood for
CoatedSmoothSharper Image, vivid detail
UncoatedRough / NaturalTo Write On, To read for long periods

 

TypeDescription
MatteSmooth, dull, non-reflective appearance
GlossSmooth, shiny, reflective appearance
FeltTextured finish similiar to felt (has small bumps)
LinenResembles linen cloth, textured finish (small, thin lines both directions on paper)
     Ribbed    Textured finish with small, thin lines in one direction on paper
C1SCoated smooth glossy finish on one side, uncoated on the other

 

Paper Weights

To come up with paper weights the printing industry puts different types of paper in a category and has an established "Parent Size" sheet of paper for that type. The mill manufactures the different types to the "Parent Size" and then ships it to the printer where it is cut to the needed size for printing.

 

Bond paper that is used by most homes/copy machines has a parent sheet size of 17"x22".
500 sheets of 20# bond paper at it's parent size weighs 20 lbs.

 

Book/Text paper that is typically used to produce books, brochures, flyers etc. has a parent sheet size of 25"x38".
500 sheets of 80# book paper at it's parent size weighs 80 lbs.

 

Cover paper that is used in the printing industry has a parent sheet size of 20"x26".
500 Sheets of 80# Cover paper at it's parent size weighs 80 lbs.

 

Cover paper is generally considered to be cardstock paper but still comes in different weights/thickness.

 

Comparison chart for Bond, Book/Text and Cover paper using thickness

Bond
(typically
used by
home
Printers)
Book/Text
(typically
used for
books,
flyers etc.)
Cover
(typically
used for
cards,
posters etc.)
Thickness (inches)
20#50# .0038
 60# .0048
 70# .0058
 80# .0061
 100#  .0073
  80#.0092
  90#.0094
  100#.0113
  11pt C1S.0110
  110#.0133
  12pt C1S.0120
  130#.0153

 

Comparison chart for Bond, Book/Text and Cover paper using Grams per square meter (gsm)

Bond
(typically
used by
home
Printers)
Book/Text
(typically
used for
books,
flyers etc.)
Cover
(typically
used for
cards,
posters etc.)
Metric Weight (gsm)
20#50# 75.2 gsm
 60# 90.3 gsm
 70# 105.35 gsm
 80# 116 gsm
 100#    150.5 gsm 
  80#218.22 gsm
  90#244.56 gsm
  100#270.9 gsm
  11pt C1S270.9 gsm
  110#298 gsm
  12pt C1S312 gsm 
  130#352 gsm