What is cover stock?

Cover stock is a term used by paper manufacturers for a heavy paper that is suitable for catalogs and other folders. Cover stock can come in “coated” which has a smooth surface, or “uncoated” in its original rough surface.

Cover stock is measured one of two ways: Point size and Weight.

Point Size: Designates the thickness of a sheet in thousandths of an inch, so .010 would be 10pt as well as .012 would be 12pt.

Weight: Using the standard US pound (#), weight is determined as the weight of 500, 20” X “26” sheets.

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