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What is paper measured in?
Paper thickness is measured in grams per square metre (gsm)
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Most paper is manufactured from recycled boards and paper. What about virgin paper?
Virgin paper is made from 100% wood pulp and contains no recycled material.
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List 6 different types of paper...
layout paper, cartridge paper, grid paper, tracing paper, bleed proof paper, coloured paper
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What sizes is paper available in?
Paper is available in sizes from A0 (biggest) to A6 (smallest).
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What are the advantages of cartridge paper?
- good quality white paper - available in different weights
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What is the disadvantage of cartridge paper?
Medium cost and its more expensive than copier paper
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What is cartridge paper used for?
- general purpose work - can be used to make simple models
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What are the aesthetics of cartridge paper?
•Creamy white paper •Smooth surface with slight texture
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What is the advantage of tracing paper?
Easy to copy drawings
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What is the disadvantage of tracing paper?
high cost
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What is tracing paper used for?
making copies of drawings
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What are the aesthetics of tracing paper?
•Thin •Transparent •Smooth surface •Pale grey in colour
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What is board measured in?
Microns
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What is the equivalent of one micron?
1micron is equivalent to one thousandth of a millimetre
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What are boards manufactured from?
Recycled and reusable paper
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List 4 different types of board....
Folding box board, solid white board, foil lined board, corrugated board
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What are the advantages of folding box board?
It is flexible and can be scored, bent and creased without splitting making it absolutely ideal for many multi-purpose packaging requirements 3. It has an excellent printing surface for lamination, foil, matt, gloss and many more to serve certain
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What are the disadvantages of folding box board?
•Not suitable for use with liquids
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What is folding box board used for?
•Widely used for the majority of food packaging •Used for all general carton applications
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What are the aesthetics of folding box board?
•Usually has a top surface of bleached virgin pulp •Middle layers made from unbleached pulp
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What are the advantages of corrugated board?
•Excellent impact-resistance •Excellent strength-to- weight ratio •Inexpensive •Recyclable
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What are the disadvantages of corrugated board?
Brown version visually unattractive
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What Is corrugated board used for?
•Protective packaging for fragile goods •Most commonly used box-making material
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What are the aesthetics of corrugated board?
•Made from sandwiching a fluted paper between 2 paper liners •Generally a buff/ brown colour •Also available off-white •Can get a coloured, decorative version without outer layers
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What are the advantages of solid white board?
•Very strong •Rigid •Excellent printing surface
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What are the disadvantages of solid white board?
Expensive
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What is solid white board used for?
•Packaging for frozen foods, ice-cream, high quality chocolate gifts, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics
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What are the aesthetics of solid white board?
Made entirely from pure, bleached wood pulp – ultra-white appearance
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What are the advantages of foil lined board?
•Very strong visual impact •Foil is excellent barrier to moisture •Matt or gloss; silver or gold
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What are the disadvantages of foil lined board?
Very expensive
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What are is foil lined board used for?
cosmetic cartons, Gift cartons, Pre-packed food packaging
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What are the aesthetics of foil lined board?
•Laminated foil coating onto board •Available in matt or gloss (foil) finish •Available in silver or gold
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What are the advantages of Packaging laminate polythene or aluminium foil and paper board (i.e. Tetra pak™)?
•Water-proof (holds liquid) •Easily formed into cuboid shapes for stackability/transport
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What are the disadvantages Packaging laminate polythene or aluminium foil and paper board (i.e. Tetra pak™)?
•Quite easy to puncture •Difficult to recycle •More expensive than standard board
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What are they used for?
•Liquid cartons – milk, fruit juice, custard
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What are the aesthetics of Packaging laminate polythene or aluminium foil and paper board (i.e. Tetra pak™)?
•Slightly matt, waxy outer finish •Usually printed by flexography •Inside, foil or polythene lined to be water-proof
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