Does printing paper come in different weights?

Yes, some of the most common paper weights, or grades, and their uses are listed below.

  • Bond – Letterhead and forms
  • Coated – High printing quality
  • Text – Announcements, booklets, brochures
  • Book – Trade, textbooks, general printing
  • Offset – Same as Book, except that the surface is treated and sizing is added.
  • Cover – Cover stock. About twice the thickness of corresponding text paper.
  • Index – Inexpensive stiff paper
  • Newsprint – Newspaper