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Book Paper Options
Paper options for your book printing project are classified by weight, coating, and finish. All papers are manufactured with a weight and a coating, while finishes are applied after printing.
Book Paper Weight:
Paper weight is the thickness of a chosen paper stock, stated as a number and a category. The units GSM, pound (lb), and points (pt) are commonly used to describe the weight, or thickness of paper stock. However, these terms are not interchangeable and will result in significantly different paper thicknesses.
(e.g. 85lb text, 12pt cover)
Book Paper Coating:
Paper coating is the chemical coating applied to a paper during the manufacturing process.
(e.g. coated gloss, coated matte, uncoated)
Book Paper Finish:
Paper finish is applied to a finished printed product to seal in the ink and increase durability, stated as a finish style and type. Finishes are usually only applied to your book’s cover pages.
(e.g. gloss lamination, matte varnish, UV varnish).