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IGC-H2 and OPO7/8 Paper Terms and Definitions

The size adopted over time as standard for each type or grade of paper. Basic Size
The weight in pounds of 500 sheets of paper cut to a given standard size for that grade Basis Weight
Characteristic of paper referring to how much light it reflects Brightness
Thickness of paper, expressed in sheets per inch Bulk
A rolling operation during papermaking that creates the amount of smoothness in paper Calendaring
Thickness of a sheet of paper, usually measured in thousandths of an inch Caliper
Pigment or shade of paper Color
The smoother side of the paper that was on the felt blanket of the papermaking machine Felt Side
Wood pulp reduced to wood or cellulose fibers, the basic ingredient of paper Fiber
Surface characteristic of paper that affects look, feel, and printability Finish
The direction the fiber runs in paper Grain Direction
The property of paper that helps prevent printing on one side from showing on the other Opacity
The ability of a paper to take print adequately without problems Printability
500 sheets of paper Ream
Paper produced from collected waste paper Recycled
Properties that affect the ability of the lpaper to run on the plress such as tensile strength, strechability, defects, moisture content, etc Runability
Distinctive design created in paper during manufacture. Created by a Dandy roller Watermark
The side of paper next to the screen on the papermaking machine Wire side
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