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What are the most used Printing Paper Grades?

Updated: Nov 19, 2020

Woodfree Paper

Woodfree Paper is manufactured from chemical pulp rather than mechanical pulp. Chemical pulp is made from pulpwood but is not considered wood as most of the lignin is removed and separated from the cellulose fibres during processing, whereas mechanical pulp retains most of its wood components and can therefore still be described as wood. Wood-free paper is not as open to yellowing as paper containing mechanical pulp.

Woodfree Art Paper

Most used printing grades are:-

Woodfree Coated Paper

Coated woodfree grades also called Art Paper or C2S, uncoated woodfree (jumbo) reels as the base material are used, upon which one or more thin mineral coatings such as Kaolin Clay are added to smooth the surface and improve printability. Coated paper is mainly used for printing magazines and journals, photographs, wedding cards, book covers, catalogues and other promotional materials.

Woodfree Uncoated Paper

Paper suitable for printing or other graphic purposes, where at least 90% of the fibre furnish consists of chemical pulp fibres. Uncoated woodfree paper can be made from a variety of furnishes, with variable levels of mineral filler and a range of finishing processes such as sizing, calendaring, machine glazing and watermarking. This grade includes most office papers, such as business forms, A4 copier, stationery and book papers.


PLG IMPEX imports high-quality uncoated papers from Europe and South America and Coated Art Papers from Europe and Japan to fulfil the requirements of the printing houses and wholesalers in India.

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Apr 07, 2021

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