Paper Quality Considerations for Printers

Weight and Thickness:

  • Paper weight is measured in grams per square meter (gsm) or pounds (lb). A higher weight indicates thicker paper. Standard printer paper typically ranges from 60 gsm to 120 gsm (16 lb to 32 lb), while heavier paper may be used for specialty printing needs.
  • Thicker paper is more durable and less prone to tearing or curling during printing or handling.

Brightness and Opacity:

Texture and Finish:

Acid-Free and Archival Quality:

Specialty Papers:

Environmental Considerations: