Printing 101

What paper weights are most common for which printed products?


At Disc Pro Graphics we specialize in printing uniquely designed creations for many businesses. But many customers often ask what are the most commonly used weights for different products. We have devised a list covering most of these products for your convenience.


Brochures: 100# Gloss Text

Booklets: 70# – 100# Text for Self Cover, 80# Cover & 80# Text for plus cover booklets

Business Cards: Standard 100# Cover, Premium 130# Uncoated or 16 pt

Door Hangers: 100# Cover

Envelopes: 24# White Wove

Flyers: Standard 100# Text, Premium 100# Cover

Letterheads: 70# Uncoated Text

Menus: 100# Gloss Text

Notepads: Standard 60# Uncoated, Premium 28# Uncoated.

Postcards: Standard 14pt., Premium 16pt. 

Posters:  100# Text

Rack Cards: 14pt. or 16 pt.

Sticky Notepads: 60# Uncoated.

Tickets: 14pt. or 16 pt.


Just as a reminder each of these products have a wide range of uses that could easily be outside of the most common scope of paper weights used. If your printed product requires a thinner or thicker, lighter or weightier stock Disc Pro Graphics will help you achieve the specific style of printed product you are trying to achieve. We can’t wait to print what you have in mind. 


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