First and foremost, let’s look into what is GSM paper. This term denotes Grams per Square Meter. There is a diverse range of papers that printers and/or manufacturers need to select from. All papers contain different properties and are used for a multitude of projects. Through the use of the term “GSM”, manufacturers and consumers can distinguish between the paperweights while deciding which paper to use. Different types of papers or boards have different mass or heaviness. It is essential to choose carefully, the correct weight of the paper when devising an activity.
How many Types of Paper are there?
Different types of papers vary according to their weight and thickness. Out of many GSM papers available, typically the type that you will find ranges from 55 gsm, 75 gsm, 80 gms, 90 gsm, 100 gsm, 120 gsm, 140 gsm, 250 gsm, 300 gsm, 350 gsm and 400 gsm.
The higher the gsm number, the thicker and heavier your paper is bound to be. Similarly, a few other factors are also considered when choosing the right type of paper for a certain project; for example, colour, paper coatings, paper opacity, bond paper, card stock and much more that is to be looked out for. Knowing which paper is suitable for you, it is better to ask for it by specifying a GSM number instead of asking for a thick/thin or heavy/light paper. Many businesses are accustomed to the mode of GSM when it comes to printing flyers, business cards, menus, leaflets, magazines, invitations, stickers, booklets and much more.
If you’re looking for a good quality paper, Khawar Mart produces all sizes and weights to ensure a good printing experience. It is necessary to choose the right weight or type of paper to not compromise with the final outcome on the paper.
Why you should use 75 GSM?
Many paper mills are now producing 75 gsm papers because of their perpetual texture. A 75 gsm paper is constructed out of superior wood fiber with bulkiness and thickness that runs perfectly in a printer. Anything less than 75 gsm puts you at the risk of experiencing exasperating paper jams. Most papers may feel lighter in hand but they make printing troublesome. A 75 gsm may feel light but at the same time contains that stiffness and thickness that is more suitable for printing. Its texture and weight speak for themselves in regards to the good quality.
The best part about 75 gsm is that its manufacturing is ever more environmentally friendly. Less water, energy and trees is used in producing it, leading to less waste. It can also be cost friendly as it takes less to produce and can be cheaper to purchase in bulk.
What is it Best used for?
It is the most commonly used paper, most appropriate for daily use printing and writing. A 75 GSM paper is mostly found in notebooks, sketchbooks and office printing. Nobody likes a paper jam at the office. It is easier to use a 75 gsm for printing which prevents the printer from blocking out. Moreover, they are best suitable for sketchbooks and notepads in view of the fact that it is thick enough to draw and/or write with a pencil or pen.
However, if you are opting for a medium containing heavier ink; eg, a marker, it might exude the paper. For those instances, you might want to go above 75 gsm, preferably 140 gsm or more.
After you choose the right type of paper, it is to note that you need to look after your paper in the following ways:
1. Don’t keep your papers anywhere near moisture where your paper could get damp as it will lead your printer to jam.
2. Keep the paper away from too much sunlight as it will distort the paper which again will lead to paper jam.
3. It is always a wise idea to keep the papers in the packaging that it arrives in to save any kind of mishap with the paper until it is to be used.