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The two most popular paper stocks are uncoated and coated but it’s important to know the difference between the two because it can affect the outcome of your work.

Uncoated usually has a natural slightly coarse feel to the paper. Examples include Newspapers and your classic paper back books. An uncoated stock will be more likely to soak up the ink and the amount of ink absorbed depends on the quality of the paper. When reading text on uncoated stock you’ll find it may be a bit easier on the eyes. This is because uncoated stocks give off less glare than coated paper stocks.

Now, coated stocks can range from very glossy, to very dull finish. This range tends to be used for nice quality artwork such as brochures, magazines and catalogues etc.

For further details about paper stocks and weights, please follow the link below.

Information on Paper Types