Also called as wood-free paper or offset paper, uncoated paper is manufactured using wood mixed with a few chemicals. Ideally, the uncoated paper is used for offset printing of text books and magazines. Unlike coated paper, uncoated paper has a surface which is non glare, giving it a quite natural appearance. Uncoated paper is perfect for reading and writing, and this is the reason why most student books and notebooks use uncoated paper for the interior.
Uncoated paper is available in different thickness levels, like, 70gsm, 80gsm, 100gsm, 120gsm and 140gsm. Generally, 70gsm, 80gsm and 100gsm offset paper is used for printing student books, whereas, 120gsm offset paper is preferred for printing envelopes or brochure covers. As far as hardcover end sheets or catalog covers are concerned, a 140gsm offset paper would be the perfect choice. At QINPrinting, we also provide custom offset paper weight options for large quantity orders. Contact us know to get your free uncoated paper sample manual from QINPrinting!