Paper Stock Guide
14pt vs. 16pt card stock.
The actual difference between the thicknesses.
14pt: Thickness 0.39mm – Grams/Square Meter 350.
16pt: Thickness 0.43mm – Grams/Square Meter 450.
100 lb Gloss Book
Text stock 25% Thicker than 80lb Gloss Text; 40% thinner than 100 lb Cover.
This is a stock with no extra coating applied, a cover stock with an uncoated finish.
C1S vs. C2S
The abbreviations refers to how many sides of the paper are coated.
C1S Coated on one side: Paper is glossy on front, flat with no coating on back.
C2S Coated on both sides: Paper is glossy on both sides.
Coated card stock have clay, latex, or other substance applied to one or both sides.
C1S and C2S vs. AQ and UV
C1S and C2S refer to coatings applied by the paper manufacturer. AQ and UV coatings and varnish are coatings applied after printing.
“I ordered 4 sets of business cards with Abet Printing. They were communicative and kept me informed with each step of the printing and shipping process. My team members think these are the best business cards they’ve ever had – at any job. I went with 16pt, coated on 2 sides. The quality is excellent. The price was affordable. Thanks ABET!” —Jessica
At Abet Printing we use offset printing for optimum quality of images and color tones with
environmentally eco friendly soy-oil based inks!