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How to choose the materials for a book printing job?
Origin:Image Printing  Data: 1/30/2011  Keywords: book printing materials

Here we list normal standards if you require book printing materials in China. You can choose according to your design intention, printing, bookbinding, budget and other factors.

Coated paper: 90gsm-157gsm, glossy or matte, for text, endpaper and case

Wood free paper: 60gsm-140gsm, for text and endpaper

SC paper: 45gsm-64gsm, for text

Bible paper: 30gsm-40gsm, for text

Art card: 190gsm-400gsm, glossy or matte, for text and cover

LWC paper: 48gsm-90gsm, glossy or matte, for text

Grey board: 0.7mm-3.5mm, for case

Below conversion of different metrology standards please find for your reference.

Wood free and coated paper:

60gsm (41lb)

70gsm (47lb)

80gsm (54lb)

90gsm (61lb)

100gsm (68lb)

105gsm (71lb)

120gsm (81lb)

128gsm (86lb)

140gsm (95lb)

157gsm (106lb)

Art card:

190gsm (8pt)

210gsm (9pt)

230gsm (10pt)

250gsm (12pt)

300gsm (14pt)

350gsm (16pt)

400gsm (18pt)

For example, if you want a softcover book printing, you can choose 10pt C1S as cover and 105gsm coated paper as text. But for a hardcover book printing job, you shall choose 128gsm coated paper as cover (157gsm is better), 2.5mm grey board, 120gsm wood free paper as endpaper, and 105gsm coated paper as text body. Any way, the combination depend on your intention and budget.

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