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Article: Paper Selections
Paper Options for
inkjet, laser, and color laser printers
Product References: HP
Soft Gloss Soft Gloss 40 lb.
and 58 lb. Laser Gloss: 32 lb. and 58 lb.
Inkjet Product References: HP
Brochure Paper Matte: 28 lb.
and 50 lb.
Brochure Paper, a non-technical term, describes
papers that are used for advertising and product brochures and similar
applications. Papers range from inexpensive uncoated bond to high-end
glossy laser and inkjet papers.
Brochure Paper Options...
Creating in-house brochures can be a flexible and money-saving
solution, replacing the need for a professional printing service. A critical
step in that process can be the correct choice of a brochure paper. The
following article discusses un-scored brochure paper options.
Glossy Brochure Paper:
The most sought after brochure paper for laser and
color laser printers is a two-sided glossy paper
with a high-quality magazine-like appearance which folds well. We
recommend 32 lb. weight glossy brochure
paper designed for color laser printers. Why? Coated
papers designed for color laser printers have a higher resistance to heat (while
being printed) which prevents wrinkling and distortion of the paper and
of the printed image. This type of paper will last longer and look
For inkjet owners, the comparable choice is HP Brochure & Flyer Paper. It is a
proven, professional-looking paper for creating brochures on inkjet printers.
Availability from Graytex includes letter, legal, and 11 x 17 paper sizes.
Other Brochure Paper Choices:
Besides glossy brochure paper, there are several more options.
Reviewed on this page are the following paper options: heavy-weight
uncoated, soft-gloss, matte, and gloss-coated brochure papers...
*Recommended for all laser printers: Laser Gloss. This product is based on customer
requests for a shinier brochure paper. It is magazine-like in
appearance for achieving print-shop quality results.
**Recommended for inkjet printers: HP Brochure and Flyer
Paper. This product
remains the ideal economical solution for commercial quality print results
from your inkjet printer.
Heavy-weight Brochure Paper
informative brochures on uncoated papers is a cost-effective practical
solution. Papers with a smooth finish and correct moisture content
provide increased print quality and reliability during your printer's
operation. Refer to the various weights of bright white inkjet or laser
Brochure Paper for Laser and Color Laser Printers
brochures will benefit from soft-gloss papers which provide enhanced color
intensity and detail accuracy for images, diagrams, and crisper text. The
appearance compared to uncoated papers is dramatic.
reliable industry standard, HP Soft Gloss,
is available in 8.5" x 11" and 11" x 17", providing a 32
lb., two-sided, enhanced presentation paper. For a more substantial feel to
your brochures, see the heavy-weight Soft Gloss below.
size brochure paper is available directly from Graytex in either…
40 lb. Soft Gloss or 32 lb. Laser Gloss.
Gloss, Heavy-Weight (58 lb.)
in 8.5" x 11", 11" x 17", and 12" x 18", the 58 lb. Soft Gloss is a thicker sheet,
eliminating the possibility of show-through and providing a more substantial
feel to your brochures.
Brochure Paper for Inkjet Printers:
presentation paper that enhances the appearance of colors and provides high
resolution accuracy for crisp, black text and details. This is an
appropriate choice to create an eye-popping difference compared to uncoated
papers. See matte papers, available in all
gloss brochure paper, see hp Brochure and Flyer Paper in the section
the optimum choice for advertising brochures when you want to make a
grand impression. Ideal for full-color images, presenting a shiny,
an appearance similar to the pages in a high-quality magazine, Laser
Gloss is available in a thinner and heavier weight, 32 lb. and 58 lb.
It is one of the few two-sided laser gloss papers available which is also ideal
for color laser printers because it can withstand the intense heat conditions
of those machines (i.e. coating will not melt and print-quality is not
Laser Gloss pages for
Brochure and Flyer Paper (un-scored)
For inkjet printers, this two-sided gloss paper also provides a professional,
magazine-like appearance. This is a one-of-a-kind paper among inkjet
brochure papers. No other comparable papers exist that we know of from
other manufacturers. It is an exceptional paper for creating gloss brochures.
Brochure and Flyer Paper, available in 8.5"x11",
8.5"x14", and 11"x17".
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Paper for Laser: HP Soft Gloss
Soft Gloss 40 lb. or 58 lb. Laser Gloss: 32 lb. or 58 lb.
Papers for Inkjet: HP Brochure
and Flyer Paper Matte: 28 lb.
or 50 lb.
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