Re: Any printers or publishers out there? Question about Defender catalog
I haven't seen it but here are some generalizations...
Typical catalogue paper is 60 or 70lb gloss. Paper is generally:
uncoated: regular bond, newspaper etc.
matte: a dull finish that hold colour better but isn't shiny
gloss: a glossy stock that makes colour nice and sharp and is fairly reflective
Sheet fed paper weights are text or cover weight.
50lb: super thin
60lb: book weight
70lb: slightly thicker
80lb: heavy paper
Cover weights are generally done either in weight or pts (points)
12pt: typical book cover; can be coated one side or coated (glossy) two sides
80-100lb cover: thick magazine cover to paperback book cover
Saddle stitch: folded and stapled; from 4 to around 64 pages
Perfect bound: pages gathered and glued with square back; from 48 pages and up
It's an arcane profession with language as bizarre as sailing, but printers and paper companies are really helpful.
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