China Printing Glossary: Paper Type
In this section are an assembly of the most Common printing and shipping terms used for China Printing Solutions projects. While this is by no means a comprehensive glossary of materials, techniques or terms, we hope this may be of use in making full use of this website and in communicating with us.
A common name for a coated paper stock with good reproductive qualities for offset printing.
A paper suitable for offset printing, generally with a high opacity as well as excellent folding qualities and durability.
A measure of the whiteness or lack of color of a blank sheet of paper.
Lightweight Coated Paper:
Strong and inexpensive paper made primarily of mechanically ground wood pulp rather than chemical pulp. Used primarily for Web Press production.
An inexpensive paper made primarily of mechanically ground wood pulp rather than chemical pulp.
As opposed to transparency, a measure of the ability of a paper to prevent artwork printed on the reverse side of a page from showing through on the front side.
A paper-like material made of PVC and commonly referred to as ‘yupo paper’ with excellent reproductive qualities and a slick, smooth feel. Can be rather expensive.
Woodfree Paper: Paper which contains less than 10% mechanical pulp; Good for one and two color jobs, or jobs requiring a lower reproductive quality of full color images.