Jul 31

Poly Graphics uses 80lb Cover Paper for all standard invitations.

It is very easy to get confused about paper weights.  An 80lb paper can look and feel different depending on the type of paper it is – text, cover, etc. Many printer manufacturers sort paper by their g/m2 (grams per square meter) designation instead of weight. For the full description of this, visit the Wikipedia page (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paper_density).

paper_weight_compare

To show the difference visually I counted out 50 sheets of  normal office paper (20lb letter) and placed them next to 50 sheets of our 80lb cover paper.

paper_weight_compare_wruler

As you can see, the stack of  80lb cover is just over 1/2″ tall (13mm) and the stack of normal office paper is about 1/4″ tall (6mm)

Poly Graphics uses a nice, heavy weight paper for your invitations.

2 Responses to “Paper Weight – a visual difference”

  1. Can I Get My Invitations Blank? - Fast, Introduction, Invitations, Personalized Says:

    […] P.P.S. Want more information about the paper that we use? See my previous post about paper weight. […]

  2. Phillip Servidio Says:

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