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Paper Matters


There are so many types of paper available for printing that the choices can seem overwhelming. Fortunately, ABC Printing customer service representatives are paper experts. They can help you narrow down the choices based on the specific requirements of your job. But, for the curious, here are some of the most common types of paper we use for printing:


Bond Paper: Also known as writing paper, bond paper is a good quality paper often used for business documents, and general office printing.


Matte Paper: Matte paper has a non-glossy, flat finish. It is suitable for printing documents where glare from lighting is a concern, such as photographs and art prints.


Glossy Paper: Glossy paper has a shiny finish and is commonly used for printing high-quality photographs and marketing materials.


Satin Paper: This type of paper has a finish that falls between matte and glossy. It offers some reflection without being as shiny as glossy paper, making it suitable for a variety of applications, including photography and promotional materials.


Photo Paper: Specifically designed for printing photographs, photo paper comes in various finishes, including glossy, matte, and satin.


Textured Paper: Textured paper has a unique surface texture, such as linen or laid patterns. It is popular choice for elegant business stationary. .


Cardstock: A thicker and sturdier paper, cardstock is commonly used for business cards, postcards, and greeting cards.


Label Stock: This is a type of adhesive-backed paper used for printing labels.


Art Paper: This is a high-quality paper used for printing art reproductions, posters, and other graphic prints. Watercolor paper and canvas are examples of art papers.


Additionally, paper comes in different weights or thicknesses, usually measured in pounds (lb) or grams per square meter (gsm), so you may want to choose a weight that suits your project's requirements.


When considering paper for printing, be sure to share as much detail with your customer service representative as possible so we can help you make the right choice.


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