Know about the Types of Papers

papersTypes of Paper :

Papers are characterized by their weight. Before selling to selling a customer, papers are cut into varying sizes and weight is measured for a ream. A ream is a bundle of 500 sheets.

Density of Paper or Thickness of Paper :

The density or thickness is denoted as grams per cubic meter. The paper density ranges from 250 kg/m3 (for tissue paper) to 1500 kg/m3 for some specialty paper. The density of paper used for printing is about 800 kg/m3.

Here are some types of papers :

  • Bank Paper
  • Bond Paper
  • Book Paper
  • Cotton Paper
  • Electronic Paper
  • Fish Paper
  • Inkjet Paper
  • Kraft Paper
  • Paper Towels
  • Wallpapers
  • Wax Paper

Let us see in detail about some of the papers.

Bank Paper : These types of papers are thin strong writing paper of less than 50g/m2. It is commonly used for typewriting and correspondence.

Bond Paper : These are high-quality durable writing papers similar to bank paper, but having a weight greater than 50g/m2.  These papers are used for letterheads, for electronic printers and other stationary. It is made from rag pulp, which produces a stronger paper than wood pulp.

Book Paper : These papers are specially designed for publication of printed books. Generally, book papers are low white or off white, which is easier to read. These papers are opaque to minimize the show through of text from one side of the page to another side of the page. Usually, these papers are made to the tighter caliper (thickness of the sheet), especially for case bound books. These book papers are light weight papers.

Cotton Paper : These papers are made from 100% cotton fibers. It has a superior quality in durability and in strength compared to the wood-pulp papers. Wood-pulp papers may contain the high concentration of acids. These cotton fiber papers are known to last for several hundred years without discoloring, fading or decaying. So these papers are often used for important documents.
Inkjet Paper : These papers are designed for inkjet printers. Typically classified by its brightness, smoothness, weight.

Kraft Paper : This paper is usually brown in color. But, it can be bleached to produce white paper. These are made from wood pulp. These papers are used for paper grocery bags, multiwall sacks, and other packing purposes.

Paper Towel : It is a disposable product made from paper. These Paper towels serve like conventional towels. It can be used for drying hands, wiping windows and dusting. These paper towels are disposable.

Wallpaper : These wallpapers are used to decorate the interiors. Walls of homes, offices and other buildings like restaurants, shops.

Wax Paper :  These papers are made moisture proof through the application of wax. These Wax Papers are commonly used in cooking, and wrapping food for storage. It keeps water out or in. It is also used in crafts and arts.

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