Understanding paper types

Different paper types are available depending on the format and page count of your newspaper. For prices, check the information for each newspaper type.

GSM stands for Grammes per Square Metre. For comparison, a UK national newspaper like The Sun or The Metro is printed on 42gsm recycled newsprint. The ISO rating describes the brightness of the paper – the higher the number, the brighter it is.

Digital Printing (1-500 copies)

There are 3 types of paper available for digital printing.

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45gsm salmon newsprint

A standard “salmon” pink newsprint stock, as used internationally for business papers like The Financial Times. 100% virgin fibre (not recycled), coloured newsprint, FSC and PEFC certified. Available for digital tabloids and digital minis.

55gsm improved newsprint

Slightly heavier and brighter than standard newsprint. 100% virgin fibre (not recycled), ISO76 brightness, EU Ecolabel and FSC certified. This is the standard paper for digital minis, digital tabloids and digital broadsheets.

90gsm bright paper

A bright white, silky paper with a more luxurious feel than standard newsprint. UPM PrePersonal woodfree uncoated, ISO105 brightness, EU Ecolabel and FSC certified. Available for digital tabloids and digital minis.

Traditional Printing (300+ copies)

There are 5 types of paper available for traditional printing.

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45gsm salmon newsprint

A standard “salmon” pink newsprint stock, as used internationally for business papers like The Financial Times. 100% virgin fibre (not recycled), coloured newsprint, FSC and PEFC certified. Available for traditional minis, traditional tabloids and traditional broadsheets.

52gsm recycled newsprint

A standard off-white newsprint stock, slightly heavier than most standard daily newspapers. 100% recycled, ISO58 brightness, FSC, PESC and Blue Angel certified. This is our standard paper for traditional tabloids and traditional broadsheets.

55gsm improved newsprint

A slightly heavier, brighter stock. Good for photography and magazine-style publications. 100% virgin fibre (not recycled), ISO76 brightness, EU Ecolabel and FSC certified. This is our standard paper for traditional minis. It is also available for traditional tabloids and traditional broadsheets.

70gsm improved newsprint

A heavier, brighter stock. Perfect for a higher quality feel and a longer lasting product. 100% virgin fibre (not recycled), ISO83 brightness, FSC and PEFC certified. Available for traditional minis, traditional tabloids and traditional broadsheets.

70gsm bright (woodfree bond)

A heavier bright white stock, which will not discolour with age/light. 100% virgin fibre (not recycled), ISO96 brightness, FSC and PEFC certified. Available for traditional minis, traditional tabloids and traditional broadsheets.

Any questions?

Please get a free sample pack of any of our paper types, or contact us with any questions.