Paper Weights


A question we are often asked is: "Can this printer handle XX Lbs. paper?" This question can be sometimes difficult to answer, because there are different standards for paper weights. This chart should help understand the difference between the various standards.

Metric Weight
(GSM or g/m2)
Bond Weight
(Lbs.)
Text Weight
(Lbs.)
Cover Weight
(Lbs.)
Index Weight
(Lbs.)
50 16 41 22 33
75 20 50 28 42
100 27 68 37 55
150 40 101 55 83
199 53 134 74 110
218 58 146 80 120
250 66 169 92 138
271 72 183 92 150
285 76
308 82