Eden River Press East Grinstead Litho and digital printing
Eden River Press are based in Oxted and East Grinstead
and have been providing innovative litho and digital
print along with print finishing solutions since 1987

Our guides, to help you get the most out of your printed materials.

Technical Resources : Paper sizes and styles

Paper sizes
A6 105 x 148mm
A5 148 x 210mm
A4210 x 297mm
A3297 x 420mm
A2420 x 594mm
A1594 x 841mm
A0841 x 1189mm
Letterheadsare usually A4
Comp Slipsare usually 1/3 A4 - 99 x 210mm
Business cardsare usually 55 x 85mm
Envelope sizes
C4(to fit A4)
C5(to fit A5 or A4 folded once)
C6(to fit A6 or A4 folded into quarters)
DL(to fit A4 folded into thirds)
What is gsm?

An abbreviation of grams per square metre, it is the most common unit of measurement for the weight of paper and board.

Common paper weights
80gsm bondBlack and white photocopying
100gsm laser bondColour laser photocopying
100gsm laid Letterheads / Compliments Slips
115-150gsmFlyers and Leaflets
320gsm boardBusiness cards

Paper styles

An uncoated paper often used for basic photocopying. Higher quality and weight are used for letterheads and business stationery.

This means the paper has had a coating applied, usually china clay, to give it a special finish. It usually comes in matt, silk or gloss formats and is suitable for jobs that need good quality print (particularly photographic images). Examples of use are brochures, leaflets, direct mail cards.

Uncoated paper that has a texture of very slightly raised parallel lines. Usually used for letterheads.

Uncoated paper with a smooth texture, often used for letterheads.

Heavyweight card from 200gsm to 400gsm. Used for items such as business cards, folders, postcards and packaging.

Stands for no carbon required. NCR is a lightweight (usually 60gsm) paper used for order forms, receipts, purchase orders etc where multiple copies are required. Usually comes in 2-part, 3-part and 4-part multicolour sets.

Interesting, textured, very high quality specialist papers can achieve dramatic effects. Printing or finishing with these materials usually requires a high level of expertise and care.


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