Australia uses metric paper measurement. Paper and card stocks are graded according to gsm (grams per square metre). A higher gsm means a heavier/thicker stock. Papers are generally 60-180gsm, card stocks range from 200gsm up.
- Standard Laser Bond (copy paper) – 80gsm
- Standard Gloss Brochure paper – 150gsm
- Standard Postcard/Business Card – 300gsm
Price increases as the weight goes up on any given stock.You can save money with informed paper choices. The type of paper can be important, and for some jobs, choosing a lighter weight might be a good option.