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Printing Paper


#1
Sorry if this is in the wrong forum but I'm new here!:icon_smile:

I ve been commissioned to design a few high quality booklets and have all the designs done, but i'm not sure about the type of paper/gsm being used/gloss or silk - very confused about all of these things!

I'm looking for something like this (few examples):

Brochure for recreation center - Brochures - Creattica

http://maxcdn.thedesigninspiration.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Brochure-Design-025.jpg

http://contentconsulting.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/grantThorn_br1_spread1-630x280.jpg

Can anyone help me identify what I need for a high quality brouchure/booklet?
 
#2
It's not really easy to tell from the pics but I would say it looks more like silk then gloss to me. A 170gsm is a bit heavier than your standard paper, covers may need to be heavier (220gsm+) and possibly matt laminated.
 

Katedesign

Well-Known Member
#3
As penguin says difficult to tell from pics...I have noticed that a lot of brochures nowadays are on a matt paper - like a cartridge paper. Probably the best thing to do is find someone elses brochure which has a finish you really like and take it to your printer and ask them. Silk always looks superior to gloss and gloss always feels a bit flimsier than silk gsm for gsm.
170gsm would be the minimum weight in silk or gloss for high quality for the text pages. Also depends on the client's budget!
 
#4
As Spotty and Kate say, adding a matt laminate to the cover will help with the quality feel. As a digital printer as my day job we hardly print on Gloss these days, Matt is the most requested paper, then uncoated recycled...