Description of Art Paper

Art paper is a type of coated paper that enhances the whiteness, smoothness, and gloss of the paperboard. Its weight ranges from 70 to 250 g/m2, making it ideal for use in offset printed paper boxes, magazines, illustrated books, and brochures.

Coated paper has the advantage of having a highly smooth and glossy coated side surface, with the added benefit of being highly flexible and resistant to water for a short period of time. Smoothness is particularly important when the paperboard is used for printing, as a smoother surface will result in better image quality due to improved ink coverage.

Art paper is typically classified as either single-side coated (C1S) or double-side coated (C2S). The Box Packing Solution team uses this paper for high-quality magazine and brochure printing, as well as for wrapping paper materials for cardboard and rigid gift box surface coatings, as well as for producing luxury paper bags.

Applications of Art Paper

Magazine Made of Paperweight 70~140 gsm
Art Paper Made Magazine For Watch Company

There are several types of coated paper that can be used for brochure printing, but double-sided art paper is commonly used for producing brochures and magazines. This type of paperboard has a smooth and glossy printing surface that is perfect for booklet printing, resulting in a finished product that is both super glossy and eye-catching.

It’s important to note, however, that art paper is not resistant to high levels of moisture. When stored in a high-humidity environment for an extended period of time, it can become susceptible to mildew. Additionally, it should be protected from damage caused by exposure to direct sunlight.

Booklet Made of Coated Paperweight 70~157 gsm
Brochure Made of Art Paper Weight 70~157 gsm

The most popular and fashionable way to create a brochure is to use 300gsm high-grade art paper for the cover, finished with cold matte lamination. For the inside pages, double-sided printing on 200gsm art paper is recommended, treated with hot matte lamination and bound with glue rather than wire. A booklet finished in this way will have a top-grade feel and a fashionable design.

157~200 gsm Coated Paper Use to Wrap Rigid Box
157~200 gsm Art Paper Use to Wrap Rigid Gift Box

157gsm art coated paper is widely used in the paper packaging industry as wrapping paper for rigid cardboard gift boxes due to its smooth surface and excellent printing properties. After being printed with colorful artwork, it is then wrapped around thicker duplex paperboard to create a beautiful and fashionable gift box.

157~200 gsm Art Paper Made Paper Bag
157~200 gsm Art Coated Paper Made Paper Bag

Art paper is also an excellent material for paper bags, whether they are shopping bags or gift bags. The Box Packing Solution team regularly uses 157gsm and 250gsm art paper for luxury paper bags.
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.

Art Paper Specification

  1. Weight: Art paper comes in a variety of weights, typically ranging from 70-450gsm (grams per square meter). The weight of the paper affects its thickness, stiffness, and durability.

  2. Coating: Art paper is often coated with a layer of clay or other substances to enhance its smoothness and glossiness. The coating also helps to improve the paper’s ink absorption, making it ideal for high-quality printing.

  3. Color: Art paper is available in a wide range of colors, including white, black, and various shades of gray, beige, and ivory. Some manufacturers also offer custom colors based on specific requirements.

  4. Finish: Art paper comes in different finishes, including matte, gloss, and satin. The finish of the paper affects the way it reflects light, with matte being the least reflective and gloss being the most reflective.

  5. Texture: Art paper can have different textures, such as smooth or textured. The texture of the paper affects its appearance and feel.

  6. Durability: Art paper is generally durable and can withstand normal handling, but it is not as durable as other types of paper, such as cardstock or board.

Overall, art paper is an excellent choice for printing high-quality images and graphics, and its specifications can vary depending on the specific application and requirements.

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