Adhesive paper is a special kind of paper containing the adhesive strip underside, allowing on temporary sticking and tearing off products constructed on its basis, as well as to documents and other surfaces.
Bond Paper is a high quality durable writing paper similar to bank paper but having a weight greater than 48gsm.
Traditionally, book papers are off-white or low-white papers, are opaque to minimize the show-through of text from one side of the page to the other, and are made to tighter caliper or thickness specifications, particularly for case- bound books. Typically, book papers are light-weight papers 48 to 110gsm and often specified by their caliper or substance ratios.
Also known as NCR (No Carbon Required) Paper. It is a business forms paper uniquely coated to reproduce information on subsequent sheets when normal pressure inscribing is applied without using carbon paper. It can be from handwritten, typewritten or machine printed pressure.
Coated paper is paper which has been coated by a mixture of materials or a polymer to impart certain qualities to the paper, including weight, surface gloss, smoothness or reduced ink absorbency. Various materials, including Kaolinite, calcium carbonate, Bentonite, and talc can be used to coat paper for high quality printing used in packaging industry and in magazines
Clay coated paper is a paper that has had one or both of its sides coated with refined clay. The clay fills the gaps between fibres in the paper, which improves the smoothness of the finished paper. Clay also improves the opacity, brightness, and ink receptivity of a paper, which produces high quality print results.
Foldcote is a board type of paper that is coated on one side and with white paper backing. This type of paper has a smoother feel compared to the cheaper claycoat paper type. A brand name for duplex boards.
Glassine is a smooth and glossy paper that is air, water, and grease resistant. It is usually available in densities between 50–90 g/m2. It is translucent unless dyes are added to color it or make it opaque. It is manufactured by supercalendering: after pressing and drying, the paper web is passed through a stack of alternating steel and fiber-covered rolls called a supercalender at the end of the paper machine such that the paper fibres flatten facing in the same direction.
Greaseproof paper is paper that is impermeable to oil or grease and is normally used in cooking or food packaging. Normally greaseproof paper is produced by refining the paper stock and thus create a sheet with very low porosity. This sheet is supercalendered to further improve the density, creating a paper called glassine.
Kraft paper or kraft is paper or paperboard (cardboard) produced from chemical pulp produced in the kraft process.
Pulp produced by the kraft process is stronger than that made by other pulping processes; acidic sulfite processes degrade cellulose more, leading to weaker fibers, and mechanical pulping processes leave most of the lignin with the fibers, whereas kraft pulping removes most of the lignin present originally in the wood
Matte paper has a light coating that provides a boost to the contrast to images, but results in little glare.
The matte coating provides a smoother presentation than an uncoated sheet, and softer than the appearance of a glossy sheet.
Matte sheets are good for enhancing visual designs with a more subdued layout and color set without having a lot of glare which glossy coatings suffer from. Pen ink will not smear on matte coating, which makes it the ideal choice for journals and calendars.
Mainly consists of wood pulp. Traditionally, newsprint was made from fibres extracted from various softwood species of trees. However, an increasing percentage of the world’s newsprint is made with recycled fibres.
Onionskin or onion skin is a thin, light-weight, strong, often translucent paper.
Though not made from onions, it superficially resembles their thin, papery skins.
It was usually used with carbon paper for typing duplicates in a typewriter, for permanent records where low bulk was important, or for airmail correspondence.
It is typically 25–39 g/m² (9-pound basis weight in US units), and may be white or canary-colored.
Tagboard is a lightweight cardboard that comes in many sizes, styles and colors. It is thinner than true poster board and is made from virgin wood pulp. It is not acid-free, so it should not be used for projects that involve keepsakes or photos. It has a smooth surface and can be written on easily. Tagboard is used in the sewing industry for patterns. In the transportation industry, coated tagboard is used to make the hazardous warning placards that are placed on semi-trucks.
Vellum is a unique type of paper used for arts and crafts. Though it used to refer only to a type of paper made from calfskin, modern vellum is made from cotton and wood pulp. It can be used for making greeting cards or scrapbooking, as well as for tracing designs.