Art paper is one kind of coated paper, in order to improve whiteness, smoothness, and gloss of the paperboard. Paperweight with gram varies from 70 to 250 g/m2, being applied for offset printed paper boxes, magazine, illustrated books and brochures.
The advantage of coated paper is with high smooth and a glossy coated side surface, with highly flexible and short time water-resistant ability. The smoothness of paperboard is particularly important when it is used for printing, the smoother the paperboard, the better the image quality, due to better ink coverage.
The art paper always being classified by single side coated (C1S) and double side coated (C2S). Box Packing solution team apply this paper to high-quality printing magazine and brochure printing. As well as wrapping paper material for Cardboard | Rigid Gift Box surface paper coating and luxury paper bag producing.
There are several types of coated paper could be used for brochure printing. Usually, we take double-side art paper for making brochure and magazine. The printing surface of this type of paperboard is quite smooth and glossy, is the most common paper material used for booklet printing. It makes the finished products come out with super glossy and eye-catching. Should note the art paper can’t stand high moisture. When being long-term stored in the high humidity environment, it will generate mildew. Likewise, it should avoid being exposed to the blazing sun from damage.
The most popular and fashion way to make brochure is with 300gsm high-grade art paper for the cover, then finish with cold matte lamination. For inside pages, double side printed with 200gsm art paper, treated with hot matte lamination. Perfect binding with glue instead of wire. The booklet finished in this way will have top grade hand feeling and fashionable design.
Due to the smooth surface and well printing property, in the paper packaging industry, the 157gsm art coated paper is widely being used as wrapping paper for rigid cardboard paper gift boxes. After it is well printed with colorful artwork, then wrap it out of the thicker duplex paperboard, to form a pretty and fashion gift box.
Art paper is also the best material for paper bags, no matter shopping bag or gift bag. Box Packing Solution team normally apply 157gms and 250gsm for the luxury paper bag.
The surface finish on art paper could be glossy and matt comes in oil varnishing as well as plastic film lamination, so does UV varnishing, hot foil stamping and embossing. Both CMYK flexo printing and offset printing are suitable for art paper.