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Printing Paper Types

Posted on April 25, 2012 by UMS


Every business has its own requirements. This is applicable to printing as well. While it is true that any paper can be used for almost any type of printing, the effect is significantly different. The difference in effect is the cause and evolution of different paper types and putting them into relevant use.


Smooth or Rough

Broadly speaking there are two types of effects. Smooth or rough. To get a smooth, glossy and a high shine finish you will need to have coated paper. On the other hand, to have a rough and textured look, an uncoated paper is the right choice. While considering the different textures, you should also understand the play of ink on paper. On some kinds, the ink stands out better and on some it is not as effective.


The kind of paper that is required depends on what you need to have printed, the quantity and of course the kind of business. A lifestyle brochure will require a high gloss finish. On the other hand, a business dealing with organic stuff would perhaps prefer a rough and natural texture.


Matte, Glossy or Photographic


●  For a more non glossy and matte appearance, you can opt for matte paper. It is available in different shapes and sizes and in different gradations.

●  Just the opposite of the matte paper is the glossier variety. Glossy paper makes the print on it come alive due to its texture. Almost all the colors look vibrant and definitely have a better impact. In addition, it can be laminated to give it a longer life.

●  For those who are looking to print large images, photographic paper is a good choice. It is coated with a chemical that supports print digital pictures. It is very effective in laser printers and is a popular choice.


Choose which type based on the project you have, the ink, and the printer being used and it will come to life.


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