Printing paper is paper that is specifically designed for printing and usually has a smooth surface and even grain to ensure high print quality. Different types of printing require different types of paper. For example, posters usually require heavier, smooth paper, while books require lighter, softer, more durable paper. Printing paper can be coated on one or both sides, and the coating can be glossy, matte, or semi-matte. There are many factors to consider when choosing a printing paper, such as cost, printing machine requirements, product look and feel, etc.

Classification of printing papers

Printed paper can be classified in different ways, and the following are some of the common classifications:

1. paper weight: common printing paper weights include 70g, 80g, 100g, 120g, 150g, 200g, 250g, 300g, etc.

2. paper gloss: according to the surface gloss of the paper, can be divided into glossy paper, matte paper, semi-matte paper, etc.. Glossy paper with high gloss is suitable for printing bright pictures and patterns; matte paper with low gloss is suitable for printing text and lines. 3.

3. Paper coating method: Coating refers to the application of a layer of coating on the surface of the paper to make the surface smoother and the printing quality better. It can be divided into single-sided coating and double-sided coating, and double-sided coated paper can be printed on both sides. 4.

4. Paper materials: common printing paper materials are wood pulp paper, straw pulp paper, recycled paper, synthetic paper and so on. Different materials have an impact on the printing effect, durability, etc. 5.

5. paper use: according to the use of paper, can be divided into booklet paper, advertising paper, packaging paper, etc. 6.

6. paper size: according to the size of the paper, can be divided into large sheets of paper, positive paper, small sheets of paper, etc.. The above are several common ways to classify printing paper, different classification methods can be based on specific needs to choose the appropriate printing paper.

Coated Paper

A high-quality printing paper with a coated surface that is smooth, flat, and glossy. Coated paper can be coated in a variety of ways, such as with powder or liquid coatings, coated or impregnated coatings, or other types of coatings.

Coated paper can be used to print a variety of high-quality printed materials such as high-quality color prints, books, magazines, catalogs, flyers, business cards, etc. The gloss and flatness of coated paper make it ideal for printing high-quality images and text, while also improving the color saturation and contrast of the printed material.

There are two different types of coated paper: matte-coated paper and glossy-coated paper. Matte-coated papers have low gloss and high contrast, making them suitable for printing photographs and other images that require sharp detail and high contrast. Glossy-coated papers, on the other hand, have a high gloss and low contrast, making them ideal for printing images and text that require a smooth gloss and soft colors.

Coated papers are usually more expensive than regular printing papers, but they also provide higher-quality printing. When choosing a coated paper, it is important to consider the needs and budget of the printed item and select the most suitable type and brand of coated paper.

Uncoated Paper

Uncoated paper is a type of paper used specifically for book printing. It is usually made from high-quality cellulose pulp and undergoes special processing to achieve the quality required for printing and reading.

The main characteristics of book paper are the paper thickness is moderate, soft to the touch, low gloss, good breathability, and durability. It is usually more durable than ordinary paper, and not easy to deform, fade, or aging. The paper also needs to have a certain degree of whiteness and uniformity to print text and images of higher quality.

The quality of the paper is usually measured by its weight and gloss. The common weight of book paper has 60g, 70g, 80g, 100g, etc..

In addition to printed books, book paper is also widely used in periodicals, magazines, newspapers, maps, picture books, brochures and advertising color pages and other printed materials. In the digital age, the emergence of e-books has reduced the demand for book paper, but it is still an important component of the printing medium.

Fancy paper

Fancy paper is a paper with a variety of patterns and designs used to produce a variety of decorative, artistic, and handmade products. It can be used for handmade artwork, gift wrapping, greeting cards, photo albums, books, envelopes, wallpaper, tablecloths, and more.

There are various types of Fancy Paper, including but not limited to color printing paper, textured paper, metallic paper, matte paper, fluorescent paper, pearlescent paper, coated paper, etc. Each type of paper has different characteristics and uses. There are also many choices of Fancy Paper materials, such as cotton paper, bamboo pulp paper, wood pulp paper, etc. Each material has a different texture and use effect.

The production process of Fancy Paper usually involves printing, embossing, gold stamping, silver stamping, and other techniques to obtain different patterns and effects. These techniques can produce various lines, circles, squares, patterns, and images on the surface of Fancy Paper, making it more artistic and decorative.

Fancy Paper is widely used in various fields of life and work, such as art creation, gift packaging, cultural media, and home decoration. At the same time, Fancy Paper is also an important material for lovers of handicrafts, and its rich variety and diverse uses have made it an indispensable part of the modern cultural industry.

Where to supply printing paper?

Printing paper is one of the most important raw materials for the printing industry, and there are many suppliers of this paper around the world. The following are some of the major suppliers of printing paper:

  1. China: China is one of the world’s largest producers of printing paper, with abundant pulp resources and sophisticated production technologies.
  2. USA: The United States is one of the world’s largest print paper importers, with major sources including Canada, Brazil, Chile, and others.
  3. Europe: Europe is one of the world’s major regions of production and consumption of printing paper, and its main suppliers include Finland, Sweden, Germany, France and other countries.
  4. Japan: Japan is one of the world’s most advanced countries in the production of printed paper technology.
  5. Korea: Korea is one of the major countries in Asia for the production and consumption of printed paper.

In addition to the above countries, the supply of printing paper also includes Canada, Brazil, India, Thailand, Indonesia, Australia, and other countries.

Why does paper affect printing results?

Paper is one of the key factors in the quality of printing, and its quality and characteristics can affect printing results. The following are some of the main factors that affect printing results:

1. Paper gloss: The gloss of the paper has a great impact on the printing results. Glossy paper can make the image more vivid and lively, but too much gloss will also make the image too reflective, affecting the visual effect.

2. paper thickness and uniformity: the thickness and uniformity of the paper also has a great impact on the printing effect. Too thin or uneven paper will lead to uneven surfaces, uneven colors, and other problems.

3. the ink absorption of paper: the ink absorption of paper can determine the vividness and clarity of the printed color. Good ink absorption of the paper can make the printed image more vivid and clear, while poor ink absorption of the paper may lead to blurred images, unclear colors, and other problems.

4. the flatness of the paper: the flatness of the paper can determine the degree of offset and distortion of the image during the printing process. If the paper used for printing is not flat, it may lead to blurring and distortion of the print.

5. paper texture and fiber direction: the texture and fiber direction of the paper will also have an impact on the printing effect. If the texture and fiber direction of the paper is not consistent with the direction of the image of the print, it may cause the print to appear burr, bending, and other problems.

Therefore, the quality of the print is closely related to the paper used, the choice of suitable paper before printing, and the quality of the paper should be checked and controlled to ensure the stability and consistency of the quality of the print. This is the core relationship between paper and printing.