Choose the right paper for your Trade Book

If you're working on a Trade Book, we have four different paper types you can choose from. We've simplified your choices to make the selection process easy and straightforward to choose the right paper for your project. All of these papers are uncoated.

Trade Books (Uncoated Paper)

Best Use

Paper Weight

Page Range

Economy, Black and White  

Text and line art

 

50# (75 GSM)

24-480 pages

Economy, Color 

Graphics, vector art, or little pops of text color

70# (105 GSM)

24-480 pages

Standard, Black and White

Text, illustrations and line art

50# (75 GSM)

24-480 pages

Standard, Color 

Any kind of photos, paintings, collage, illustrations, or graphics

70# (105 GSM)

24-480 pages

Economy, Black and White

This paper comes as either white uncoated, 50# (75 GSM) or cream uncoated, 50# (80 GSM). It's perfect for books that contain mostly text. Large areas of black will likely show some banding.

Economy, Color

This is a white uncoated, 70# (105 GSM) paper. We find it works well for books that have graphics, vector art, or little pops of text color, at a low price point. Photography works with this paper as well, but keep your images small and expect a slightly lo-fi look.

Standard, Black and White

This is a white uncoated, 50# (75 GSM) paper. It's great for books that don’t require color but that have lots of illustrations, graphics, or line art.

Standard, Color

This is a white uncoated, 70# (105 GSM) paper whose printing features rich, black ink and deep colors. It's great for page backgrounds and in books with any kind of photos, paintings, collage, illustrations, or graphics.

Pricing

Full pricing information is on our pricing page. In brief, our Trade Standard Color paper is the most expensive of our Trade papers because it's printed on the HP Indigo, and Economy, Black and White is the least expensive.

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