Paper Media Library

Paper Media Library

Welcome to our Paper Media Library for Printing

last updated February 2021

Coated Paper Stocks

Silk Coated Paper Stocks – Silk or Dull Coated Paper – Futura Silk / Dull – Verso Mill – please note as of March 2021 the VERSO paper mill has discontinued Futura Dull. Little Rock Printing has replaced this paper with Pacesetter Silk. We have added Futura Gloss Coated to our Paper Library as of March 1, 2021 for an questions contact brian@littlerock.ca

Silk/Dull Coated Paper LibraryGSM/ThicknessBrightSizes StockedCommon Use or Application
80# Silk Text118 GSM / 4.3PT9112×18Inside pages of Simple Document Printing, Inside pages of Small Booklets, Saddle-Stitched Booklets, Wall Calendars 2021 and Short Run Booklets
100# Silk Text148 GSM / 5.2PT9112×18Trifold Brochures, the inside of Short Run Booklets, Real Estate Feature Sheets and Oversized Flyers and Brochures
80# Silk Cover216 GSM / 8.4PT9112×18Tent Cards, Saddle-Stitched Booklets covers, Calendars covers, Menus and lightweight Postcards
100# Silk Cover271 GSM / 11PT9112×18, 13×19Postcards, Real Estate Feature Sheets, Oversized Flyers and Brochures, 11×17 Sell Sheets, Greeting Cards, Keg Collars and Playing Card Decks this is easily the most common/popular cardstock printed on.
130# Silk Cover350 GSM / 15PT9112×18Premium Paper Business Cards, Soft Touch Business Cards, Raised Spot UV Business Cards, Foil Business Cards Wedding Invitations & Announcement Cards, Greeting Cards and Custom Size Cards & Clothing Hang Tag
18PT Carolina CS2360GSM / 18PT9212×18Premium Paper Business Cards, Wedding Invitations & Announcement Cards, Greeting Cards and Custom Size Cards & Clothing Hang Tag
Silk/Dull Coated Paper Library

Gloss Coated Paper Stocks

Gloss Coated Paper LibraryGSM/ThicknessBrightSizes StockedCommon Use or Application
80# Gloss Text118 GSM / 4.3PT9612×18Inside pages of Simple Document Printing, Inside pages of Small Booklets, Saddle-Stitched Booklets, Wall Calendars 2021 and Short Run Booklets
100# Gloss Text148 GSM / 5.2PT9612×18, 14×26Trifold Brochures, the inside of Short Run Booklets, Real Estate Feature Sheets and Oversized Flyers and Brochures
80# Gloss Cover216 GSM / 8.4PT9612×18Tent Cards, Saddle-Stitched Booklets covers, Calendars covers, Menus and lightweight Postcards
100# Gloss Cover271 GSM / 11PT9612×18, 13×19, 14×26Postcards, Real Estate Feature Sheets, Oversized Flyers and Brochures, 11×17 Sell Sheets, Greeting Cards, Keg Collars and Playing Card Decks this is easily the most common/popular cardstock printed on.
130# Gloss Cover350 GSM / 15PT9112×18Premium Paper Business Cards, Soft Touch Business Cards, Raised Spot UV Business Cards, Foil Business Cards Wedding Invitations & Announcement Cards, Greeting Cards and Custom Size Cards & Clothing Hang Tag
18PT Carolina Gloss CS2360GSM / 18PT9212×18Premium Paper Business Cards, Wedding Invitations & Announcement Cards, Greeting Cards and Custom Size Cards & Clothing Hang Tag
Gloss Coated Paper Library

Uncoated Paper Stocks

Uncoated Paper Stocks – Uncoated Paper Library, this paper comes from the Domtar Paper Mill

Uncoated Paper LibraryGSM/ThicknessBrightSizes StockedCommon Use or Application
60# Uncoated Text89 GSM / 4.6PT9411×17, 12×18Simple Document Printing, Community Newsletters and Notepads
70# Uncoated Text104 GSM / 5.2PT9612×18Trifold Brochures, Flyers and Brochures, inside of Perfect Bound Books and Small Booklets
100# Uncoated Text148 GSM / 6.7PT9612×18Works awesome for Premium Notepads and for the right type of Perfect Bound Books
100# Uncoated Cover270 GSM / 13PT9812×18, 13×19, 14×26Postcards, Real Estate Feature Sheets, Oversized Flyers and Brochures, 11×17 Sell Sheets, Greeting Cards, and the covers of BookletsShort Run Booklets
130# Uncoated Cover352 GSM / 16PT9812×18, 13×19Premium Paper Business Cards, Wedding Invitations & Announcement Cards, Greeting Cards, and Custom Size Cards & Clothing Hang Tag
160# Uncoated Cover433 GSM / 22PT9812×18, FolioThick Business Card Printing, Wedding Invitations & Announcement Cards, Greeting Cards and Custom Size Cards & Clothing Hang Tag
Uncoated Paper Library

Pantones vs CMYK?

Coated stock has a surface (think of varnish on wood) added to it at the paper mill. This coating allows ink to sit up on top of the surface of the paper without seeping into the paper fibers. Halftone dots and type are therefore very crisp and controllable during the printing process. The coating usually comes in a Dull/Silk finish or a Gloss finish, here is our selection below. The Pantone Library generally assumes coated stocks are being used for most colors this is where the C in the Pantone name comes in. Older traditional ink and plate based offset presses needed this coating for the ink to sit a top, Pantone (the company) actually has a less commonly used Pantone color library for Uncoated Papers when using Offset Press, companies like banks used to actually have two brand colors ones for Ink on Coated Paper and another color for Ink on Uncoated Papers. More modern digital presses like our machines can actually achieve a lot of Coated Pantone’s and colors on Uncoated Papers.

To learn more about Pantones checkout out this video here.

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Frequently Asked Paper Questions

What is GSM?

GSM stands for Grams per Square Meter. Meaning that if you were to put the paper type in 1 meter square how much would that paper weight in grams. So, put simply the higher the number the thicker the paper.

For example the standard paper in your office is likely around 80 GSM, paper you would see in a nice magazine or Booklet would range from 100GSM to 150 GSM.

The type of paper you would see on Postcards that you would see in your physical mailbox would be between 200GSM and 275 GSM whereas Premium Paper Business Cards would normall be between 300-400GSM.

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