Printing books and journals, the paper selection is a big learning curve.

2021/02/27

Printing books and journals, the paper selection is a big learning curve.

Paper selection.


(1) rolls of paper
Webs are rolls of paper used for rotary printing, whose width is generally fixed size and length can reach several kilometers. It can be continuously transmitted during printing, mainly for printing newspapers, supermarket promotional posters, and other printed materials with many prints. Figure 1 shows that the rolls of paper.
2)Flat paper

The paper cut into rectangles used for sheet printing is flat paper. In printing, the article is always one sheet in, then one sheet out, no matter how fast the process, still one sheet called "sheet printing," which is the majority of books, books, posters using the printing method. Figure 2 shows stacks and stacks of flat paper.


Copperplate paper


Characteristics: coated paper, printing coating paper, smooth paper surface, high whiteness, paper fiber distribution, uniform thickness, small stretch, good elasticity, and healthy water resistance and tensile properties, the absorption of ink and receiving state is excellent.

Use: Mainly used for printing the cover and illustration of old books and magazines, color pictures, all kinds of subtle commodity advertising, samples, commodity packaging, trademarks, etc.


Flat paper


Grammage: The grammage of coated paper has several kinds of 100, 157, 200, 250, 300, 400, and 450 grams.


Matte paper


Characteristics: Matte paper, formally known as non-glossy coated paper. When observed in daylight, it is less reflective than coated paper. Generally, matte paper is thinner and whiter than the copper plate, more ink-eating, and more rigid and cheerful, unlike copperplate paper is easy to deform.
Uses: High-grade product albums, products that show elegant and simple style (such as instruments, paintings, antiques, etc.) or magazines with photos or illustrations, portfolios, etc., do not focus on showing the effect of light.
Grammage: Matte paper has several grammages of 105, 128, 157, 200, 250, 300 grams.


White cardboard


Characteristics: Single-layer or multi-layer combined paper manufactured entirely with bleached chemical pulp and full-sized, generally with a 150g/㎡ or more weight. The features of this cardboard are high smoothness, good stiffness, neat appearance, and good evenness.
Uses business card printing, certificates, invitations, covers, monthly calendars, postal postcards, etc.
Grammage: white cardboard grammages of 200, 250, 300, 350, 400 grams, etc., are more commonly used.

White cardboard


Dowling paper


Characteristics: "Dowling paper" should be "offset printing paper" or "offset paper," offset printing paper is a more advanced booklet printing paper, the ratio of printing, stretch rate, and surface Strength has high requirements, acidity and alkalinity should also be close to neutral or weak alkaline.
Uses: Suitable for printing single-color or multi-color book covers, text, inserts, pictorials, maps, posters, color trademarks, and various packaging products.
Grammage: Dowling paper grammage of 70, 80, 100, 120 grams, etc. more commonly used.

Dowling paper



Booklet printing how to design to achieve good results


Speaking of booklet printing, most people will feel that this is the publisher's business, a book, make a booklet is like a significant and tedious project. Otherwise, our business is continually developing and improving, the promotion of corporate culture, product release, and advertising, making the production of a corporate magazine, design a product album has become a new branch of the booklet printing industry, the design and printing of the booklet album has been in line with the booklet printing.


In the traditional booklet printing industry, the booklet printing process and procedures for improving the quality of books and magazines, expanding the market sales of books and magazines is crucial. The same applies to the design and printing of corporate publications. In booklet design and printing, all designers, printing companies, and customers need to communicate promptly, according to the magazine's specific use, choose to develop the printing process requirements and process arrangements that best meet the actual needs to achieve the best printing results.

We have been operating in the booklet printing industry for many years;We are a very good after-sales China book printer

KSPRINTING has a lot of experience to share with you; 

please let us know your needs, and our engineers will contact you.