understanding paper weights

Started Apr 27, 2012 | Discussions thread
John W  Hall
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Re: understanding paper weights
In reply to Debby Peters, Apr 29, 2012

I assume that the real considerations are Stiffness and Thickness (which are not so readily measured as "weight", which is apparently not what it seems in many cases).

Stiffness would matter in regard to feeding the paper through the printer - printers with quite curvaceous paper paths are generally unhappy with stiff materials, no matter the thickness (or "Weight")

Thickness matters primarily in regard to head strikes and Platen Gap size/setting. Thick materials are prone to pick up ink that's got into the wrong place, such as the squirting surface of the print head. But any contact between head and print material is probably bad.

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