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Glossary of Printing & Graphic Terms

Paper Type Categories

14 pt. Cardstock Gloss (AQ)
Thicker hefty cover paper type that gives a rich substantial feel finished with gloss varnish for sharper and brighter images. Can endure tougher wear and tear. Perfect for impressive postcards and business cards.

100 lb. Gloss Book
Full bodied paper coated with a glossy finish for better reflectivity and durability. Well suited for brochures and catalogs.

100 lb. Paper Gloss
This paper type is a standard glossy paper type with fine quality and fine texture, thicker than the average magazine paper. It is coated both sides with a gloss finish perfect for excellent shine, rich full color prints and is an excellent base for color reproduction. Typically used for Brochures, Booklets, Calendars, Inserts, Flyers, Posters, Annual Reports, etc.

10 pt. Cardstock Gloss
This is a heavy-weight paper type that is durable and perfect for folding. Has a glossy finish for vibrant color printing and better protection. Excellent for Postcards, Business cards, Book covers, etc.

12 pt. Cardstock Gloss C2S
A thick and heavy paper type coated on both sides with a glossy finish for great shine and ink-holdout. Can endure the wear and tear of your printed products. Gives your printed product substantial appearance and texture. Used best for poster printing.

#10 Premium Smooth Finish 70lb Bright White Paper
This heavy premium paper type has a sleek ultra-smooth finish with high brightness that delivers crisp images. Commonly used for business envelopes and office stationery.

Premium Smooth Finish 70lb Bright White Paper
This white paper is of strong quality with high brightness for great print contrast. Its smooth finish provides a clean sharp look. Often used for letterheads and stationery.

14 pt. Cardstock C2S
This is a sturdy cardboard paper type with coating on both sides for a high-gloss surface. Popularly used for folders, calling cards, covers, etc.

This paper type is printed on one side with a sticky back side covered by peel-away paper. It can be coated or uncoated.

Premium paper with luster-finish, can handle very little ink load and creates excellent high color definition. It is usually used in magazines. It is ideal for photographic reproductions and posters.

Satin Paper
Premium paper with low-gloss finish, allows heavy ink coverage and vivid color resolution. It is ideal for photographic reproductions and posters.

Premium coated paper with an even, dull and non gloss finish but still offers great ink-holdout and excellent color images. It is ideal for photographic reproductions and posters.

Heavy duty and textured stretch fabric ideal for indoor art and photo reproductions.

A clear polyester film with an ink jet receptive coating on 1 side and a cling adhesive reverse side. Great for indoor and window promotional signage.

Scrim Vinyl
Woven opaque fabric with excellent image quality and durability; Water-resistant and fade-resistant, it´s suitable for indoor and outdoor applications.