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Paper Calipers

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