Materials used in Graphic Products

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When choosing paper or board.......

take into account

  • cost
  • finish
  • strength
  • brightness - whiteness
  • thickness
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What is paper measured in?

GSM - grams per square metre

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Board is measured in.......

Microns

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What are the advanatges of using recycled paper?

Kinder to the enviroment - 34% of trees cut down are for paper manufacturing

Energy saving as less raw materials are being processed

Companies like to be seen as being greener

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What are the disadvantages of recycling paper

  • Harmful chemical to the enviroment such as bleach are used to whiten the paper
  • Not as strong as virgin paper
  • More expensive to make than virgin paper
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Inkjet / Photo paper

  • Special high gloss or matt coating with a quick drying surface for the ink
  • Used for photos or presentations
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Board - (Card)

230 - 750 microns

A more ridgid surface to print onto

Used for model making

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Cartonboard

  • 230 - 1000 microns
  • Boards are often made from many layers & materials - eg aluminium foil to keep drinks cool.
  • High quality printing surface
  • Used for packaging
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Mountboard

750 - 3000 microns

Thick coloured ridgid board

Model making & high quality picture mounting

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Corrugated Card

3000 - 5000 microns

Strong & lightweight

Packaging protection

Point of Sale stands

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Foam Board

4000 - 7000 microns

A composite board consisting of 2 outer layers of high quality card & a central layer of foam

Point of Sale stands & Presentation Boards

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Solid Bleached Board - SBB

Highest quality white top printable surface

Used for perfume & chocolate packaging

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Folding Box Board ( FBB)

White top layer with a cream bottom layer

Used for toys & games packaging.

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