Common Paper Weights available in Kenya

This is a common term printers refer to. When a printer asks you the grammage of paper you’re going to use, they want to know how heavy the sheet of paper is per square meter. This brings about the term “Grams Per Square Metre”. You’ll find it written as g/m2 or GSM in your quote. This weight of paper is determined using ISO 536. The higher the GSM, the heavier the paper, the thicker the paper and the more expensive the paper will be. Below are some of the paper weights you’ll generally find in Kenya (readily available)

Paper Type Availability-Grammage
Plain Paper 80
Bond Paper 60, 80, 90, 100
Ivory Board 250, 300, 350
Card Stock 224
Manila 224
Art Paper 115, 130, 135, 150, 170
Art Board 200, 250, 300, 350
Embossed Papers (textured papers) 224
Perfumed Textured Papers 224, 250
Conqueror™, Royal, Classic 80, 100
Bank Paper 50
No Carbon Required (NCR) Paper 50, 60
Cover Board 250, 300
Chip Board 250, 300, 350, 450, 600
Newsprint 60


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