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Paper Options

The common papers we use are gloss art paper, matte art paper, offset paper, different texture paper. All papers are available in different weights. Take a look at our paper options and select the one you like most.

Regular Printing Paper

Coated Paper or Art Paper

Coated paper, also known as art paper, includes both gloss art paper and matte art paper. Coated paper or art paper is best suited to be printed for photos, images, and colorful backgrounds, as this is one paper option that shows the color quite well. Where gloss art paper has a little shine on it, matte art paper feels like silk, perhaps the reason why matte art paper is also known as silk paper.

Gloss art paper: Gloss art paper is available in 80gsm, 105gsm, 128gsm, 157gsm, 200gsm, 250gsm, 300gsm and 350gsm. 

Matte art paper: Matte art paper is available in 80gsm, 105gsm, 128gsm, 157gsm, 200gsm, 250gsm, 300gsm.

Uncoated Paper

The uncoated paper is also called offset paper or woodfree paper. It is one of the best papers to be used for writing. Hence, for books in which the readers are required to write down, uncoated paper is the first choice for printing. Uncoated paper is available in 70gsm, 80gsm, 100gsm, 120gsm, 140gsm, 190gsm, and 250gsm. 

Coated One Side Paper

The coated one side paper is known as C1S paper. That means paper one side is coated and another side is uncoated. In common, C1S paper is used on doing softcover book covers, postcards, board book, and packaging boxes etc. C1S paperweight includes 200gsm, 250gsm, 300gsm, 350gsm, and more. 

Special Paper and Material

Special paper including, texture paper, linen paper, parchment paper, tracing paper, waterproof paper, vinyl, cloth, etc. are used for cover purposes. Where some special papers are used for hardcover book end sheets, there are also some that are used for inner paper or tab pages.


Paper Sample Manual


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At QinPrinting, we also provide a paper sample manual, in which you can find all types of papers that we currently have in our stock. The paper sample manual will help you check the paper quality, with or without printing, and also let you see the thickness of different paper types. With the help of our Paper Sample Manual, you will even get an estimate about the spine thickness of your book, based on the thickness of different interior papers provided in the sample. From gloss lamination, matte lamination, spot UV to foil stamping, there are a number of samples that you will find in the paper manual sample. Our paper sample manual is absolutely free of cost, and you will only have to pay the shipping cost to get it delivered. Contact us today or send an email at [email protected] to get a free paper sample manual from us!

Paper Convert Chart

Different countries follow different paperweight standards for printing purposes. Check out this paper convert chart to compare these estimate standards with your local paper.

80gsm art paper ≈ 50lb coated paper 80gsm offset paper ≈ 50lb offset text
105gsm art paper ≈ 70lb coated paper 100gsm offset paper ≈ 70lb offset text
128gsm art paper ≈ 81lb coated paper 120gsm offset paper ≈ 81lb offset text
157gsm art paper ≈ 100lb coated paper
200gsm art paper ≈ 135lb coated paper
250gsm art paper ≈ 165lb coated paper
300gsm art paper ≈ 192lb coated paper