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Paper sizes
Standard paper sizes in the UK. Most letters are printed on A4 size paper (210mm x 297mm). A3 is twice the size, A2 is twice the size of A3. A5 is half the size of A4. DL is 3rd A4 much like most compliment slips.

Coated Paper
Paper that has been coated by a compound to impart certain qualities to the paper, including surface gloss, smoothness and
reduced ink absorbency.

Gloss – A coated paper that has a reflective, smooth surface.

Matt – A coated paper that has a duller surface which produces a flatter image/colour with minimal glare.

Silk – A coated paper that is somewhere in between matt and gloss.

Measurement of paper density or weight (grammes per square metre). Photocopier paper is around 80gsm.

Uncoated Paper
A general term for papers whose surface has had no coating applied after the paper is made. It usually feels less smooth and it is often possible to see the pitting within the surface texture. It is more absorbent than the coated papers which affects the way printing inks dry. This affect leads to slightly differing colours when compared to coated papers. For more accurate matching, a different colour may need to be specified. Uncoated papers are good for writing onto and are used for stationery and documents with forms.


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The Cleves Suite,
Meadows Business Centre,
Old Uckfield Road,
Ringmer, Lewes,
East Sussex,
Tel 01273 814963


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