Graphics - Paper/board/card

Percentage of paper recycled and from trees...
10% recycled & 90% from trees
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Factors to consider when choosing paper...
1) Cost 2) Finish 3) Strength 4) Brightness 5) Thickness
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COST
1) High demand for paper? More expensive so cheaper to buy in bulk 2) Quality - is it recycled?
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FINISH
1) How does it print? 2) Durability 3) Waterproof (for environment)
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STRENGTH
1) Long lasting? 2) Depends on use
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BRIGHTNESS
1) Is it legible? 2) Easily printed on?
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THICKNESS
1) Represents quality? 2) Increases weight 3) Measured in gsm
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Gsm of printer paper...
200gsm
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Gsm of newspaper...
50gsm
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Gsm of tubing...
3000gsm
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Ways of altering properties of paper/card/board...
1) Laminating 2) Varnishing 3) Coating 4) Sizing agent
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What does laminating do?
Forms plastic seal around material
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Benefits of laminating...
1) Increases durability 2) Easy to clean 3) Can be written on and removed
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What does varnishing do?
Leaves gloss and shiny finish, e.g. magazines
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Benefit of varnishing...
Increases aesthetic quality
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What does a coating do?
Gives smoother finish, e.g. China
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Benefit of a coating...
Increases aesthetics
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What does a sizing agent do?
Makes it easier to 'bond' to. Seals absorbency of the paper
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Benefit of a sizing agent...
Can be used in industry
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1) Cost 2) Finish 3) Strength 4) Brightness 5) Thickness

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Factors to consider when choosing paper...

Card 3

Front

1) High demand for paper? More expensive so cheaper to buy in bulk 2) Quality - is it recycled?

Back

Preview of the back of card 3

Card 4

Front

1) How does it print? 2) Durability 3) Waterproof (for environment)

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

1) Long lasting? 2) Depends on use

Back

Preview of the back of card 5
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