# Does cardstock come in different thickness?

## Does cardstock come in different thickness?

It comes in a variety of thicknesses. 10pt, 12pt, 16pt and 24pt are all common thickness for cardstock prints. 12pt cardstock is one of the most popular choices for today cardstock printing needs although there are other sizes on the market.

What thickness are cards?

card is 0.010 in (0.254 mm) thick (corresponding to a weight of about 250 g/m2), and 12 pt. is 0.012 in (0.3048 mm). The thou point (1/1,000 inch) differs from the typographical point (1/12 traditional pica = exactly 0.01383 inch = 0.35136 mm).

### Which cardstock is thickest?

The thickest of thick, 110lb and up extra heavy card stock is anything ≥ 110lb (≥ 284gsm) Cover. Perfect for high end, statement making invitations, packaging & marketing collateral.

Is 65 lb or 110 lb cardstock thicker?

110 lb cardstock is almost twice the weight of 65 lb cardstock, with 130 lb cardstock being the heaviest (as far as I know) so if you want the heavier of the two, go for the 110 lb cardstock instead of the 65 lb cardstock.

## Is 80lb or 100lb paper thicker?

The rule of thumb difference between 80 lb and 100 lb paper is that 80 lb paper feels thinner and lighter than 100 lb paper.

How is card thickness measured?

I often get asked how do you measure the thickness of paper of card or card and the answer is simple – in microns using a micrometer. A micrometer is a tool for measuring very fine thicknesses. You get 1000 microns in every millimeter, which gives you one million microns per meter!

### Is 300gsm card thick?

While GSM does have a relationship with paper thickness (for example, a 300gsm sheet of card is very likely to be thicker than a 100gsm sheet), it is not a reliable measurement for paper and shouldn’t be used as such. Much of this has to do with how we tend to associate the paper weight with thickness.

What thickness of card will go through a printer?

74gsm to 90gsm – This is the basic standard office paper, used in your laser printers. 100gsm to 120gsm – This is stationary paper used for standard letterheads, complimentary slips. 130 to 170gsm – Mostly used for leaflets, posters, single-sided flyers, and brochures. 175 to 200gsm – Quality paper with a card feel.

## How do I know the weight of my cardstock?

How to Measure the Thickness of Cardstock

1. Check the points on the card stock label — you may find a card stock point abbreviated as “pt.” Every point equals . 001 inch.
2. Divide the points by 1,000 to find the thickness or caliper.
3. Convert cover weight to points if the card stock label lists cover weight.

What is the best paper weight for greeting cards?

The weight range for greeting card printing is between 250 to 400 gsm paper. Usually, 350 gsm card stock is considered the best paper weight for printing greeting cards. This guide to choosing the correct greeting card paper explains why there are different types and weights.

### What is 100lb paper used for?

100 lb cover weight/270 gsm card stock begins to get into the heavier weight card stock. The card stock weighing in at 100 lb cover is often used for flyers, signs, invitations, and invitation backings. 140# Index stock (253 gsm) would be very similar to our 100 lb cover weight card stock.

What should I cut to make a card?

The first thing you cut when making a card is the “card base.” There are 2 options for a “regular” sized card. Begin with a piece of 8 1/2″ x 11″ cardstock and cut it in either direction. Both ways give you the same sized “card front,” it just opens differently.

## How big of a piece of cardstock do you need to make a card?

The first thing you cut when making a card is the “card base.”   There are 2 options for a “regular” sized card.   Begin with a piece of 8 1/2″ x 11″ cardstock and cut it in either direction.   Both ways give you the same sized “card front,” it just opens differently.

Can you cut a card base in half?

So, with one 8.5” x 11” piece of paper you can cut it in half two different ways which give you the same card dimensions in the end but just have the fold in different places. Here is what I call the basic card base cut because it is what many people are the most familiar with.

### How is the thickness of a piece of paper determined?

1000 Microns = 1mm, so the higher the value, the thicker the card or paper. Usually paper or card is sold by weight as opposed to thickness, but sometimes you may see Microns instead. Thickness of card sold usually starts at around 200 microns, and finishes at around 500 microns.

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