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Paper Caliper Chart

This chart shows the approximate caliper of a single sheet for papers of various grades and basis weights.  Caliper is expressed in thousandiths of an inch.

 

Standard Paper Size Basis Wt. Caliper
Bond, Cotton Fiber
Flat Finish
17 x 22
13

.0025

16

.003

20

.0035

24

.004

Bond, Cotton Fiber
Cockle Finish
17 x 22
13

.003

16

.0035

20

.004

24

.00475

Bond, Sulphite
17 x 22
13

.003

16

.0035

20

.004

24

.0045

Standard Paper Size Basis Wt. Caliper
Ledger
17 x 22
24

.004

28

.0052

32

.006

36

.0067

Standard Paper Size Basis Wt. Caliper
Coated Book
Gloss Finish
25 x 38
60

.003

70

.0035

80

.004

100

.005

120

.006

Coated Book
Dull Finish
25 x 38

70

.004

80

.0045

100

.0055

Standard Paper Size Basis Wt. Caliper
Offset
Regular Finish
25 x 38
50

.00375

60

.0045

70

.005

80

.0055

100

.007

120

.008

150

.010

Standard Paper Size Basis Wt. Caliper
Cover
Coated Finish
20 x 26
60

.0055

80

.008

100

.010

Cover
Antique Finish
20 x 26
65

.0095

80

.0105

D.T.

.018

Standard Paper Size Basis Wt. Caliper
Index Bristol
Sulphite - 25.5 x 28.5
90

.007

110

.0085

140

.011

Printing Bristol
Antique Finish - 22.5 x 28.5
100

.011

120

.014

Printing Bristol
Plate Finish - 22.5 x 28.5
100

.009

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Standard Paper Size Basis Wt. Caliper
Tag
24 x 36
100

.007

125

.009

150

.011

175

.013

200

.015

Standard Paper Size Basis Wt. Caliper
Forms Bond
17 x 22
10

.002

11.5

.0022

12

.00235

15

.003

16

.0035

18

.00355

20

.004

24

.0045

28

.0052