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    What can I use for the following:
    (1) cover: 80# gloss
    (2) Body: 32# xerox color expression
    (3) 7pt Card Stock
    (4) 9pt Card Stock

    I need to know the comparable substitute materials found in the east

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    Re: paper thickness equivalent

    Originally posted by bernardlee
    What can I use for the following:
    (1) cover: 80# gloss
    (2) Body: 32# xerox color expression
    (3) 7pt Card Stock
    (4) 9pt Card Stock

    I need to know the comparable substitute materials found in the east
    US paper weights are extremely confusing as they are the weight of 500 sheets. However, the sheets are NOT the size you are using, but the size of the basis sheet from which final sheets are cut. So the conversion from pounds to grams per square meter (gsm) is different for each category of paper. (As paper is now cut from huge rolls, these basis sheet sizes are mostly historical.)

    1) This weight converts to 216 gsm. In addition the stock should be 0.0075" or 191 m thick. You may need to round those to the closest standard type available.

    2) 32# bond is 120 gsm

    3) 7 pt card stock is 0.007" thick and 90#. Card stock has a different conversion and this is 163 gsm, and thickness 178 m.

    4) 9 pt card stock is 0.009" thick and 110#. It converts to 199 gsm, and 229 m.

    I have given conversions more exact than you need as I don't know what standards you have available. You'll have to decide which way to round, and also what surface finishes are equivalent. Paper weight in either pounds or gsm is allowed a 5% tolerance, so minor rounding shouldn't be a problem.

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      Re: paper thickness equivalent

      Thanks for the help.

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      • #4
        Re: paper thickness equivalent

        What is the equivalent of Bond in East Asia?
        Is it WoodFree; Matt Art or Gloss Art paper?

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        • #5
          Re: paper thickness equivalent

          Originally posted by Bernard Lee
          What is the equivalent of Bond in East Asia?
          Is it WoodFree; Matt Art or Gloss Art paper?
          No, bond is copy paper, typing paper, stationery, etc.

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