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Printing paper types

Solid Bleached Board/Solid Bleached Substrate

Solid bleached board (SBB) or solid bleached substrate (SBS) is made of bleached virgin fibre grade paper board that is of medium density. It can be coated at least on one side but often it’s coated on both. It’s a good surface for most kinds of printing and can also be hot foil stamped, embossed, creased, and die cut easily, which gives it a wide range of uses. In addition, its odourless nature makes it perfect for food packaging.

Paperboard

Paperboard is the generic term that refers to paper, pulp and fibre that is above 224 g/m2 (grams per square meter of paper).  It’s an easily malleable material which is why it is often cut and formed for use in packaging, printing and even postcards. Paperboard is often times coated with

White Top

White top is typically a two-ply sheet. The top ply is made of bleached/mottled fibre and the bottom ply made of unbleached virgin fibre, recycled fibre or a mixture of both. White top has much smoother surface than Kraft liner yet and its white facing gives corrugated printers the latitude to expand the gamut of colours and graphics, which tends to enhance consumer's product perception.

Kraft Liner

Kraft Liner is primarily produced with virgin fibre or various quantities of recycled fibre content. Kraft liner is a durable, cost effective substrate, but enhanced graphics can be difficult to achieve on the brown surface. It is not typically manufactured as a high graphics printing grades

Clay-Coated Board

Over 70% of recycled board produced for cartons is clay-coated on both sides in order to make it white and smooth. Clay-coated fibreboard is backed by Kraft fibres, ONP fibres or bleached fibres.

Stone Paper

Stone paper is composed of natural stone, inorganic mineral powder (calcium carbonate) and a non-toxic resin. The paper looks and feels both like natural tree-fibre paper but is much more eco-friendly.

Chipboard

Chipboard is made from layers of waste paper or recycled fibres. It often comes with two to three layers of coating on the top and one layer on the reverse side. Its grey colour is derived from its recycled content.

Art Paper

Art paper is one of the highest quality printing paper grades commonly used for illustrated books, calendars and brochures. The grammage varies from 100 to 230 g/m2, and are triple coated with 20 - > 40 g/m2/side with matte or glossy finish.

 

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1305  Eastern Harbour Centre,
28 Hoi Chak Street, Quarry Bay,
Hong Kong

+852 2581 1922      info@artpac.com

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