Product Questions


Paper Weights


Posted: 6 March 2009

Hal, What are the odds of having an additional category for cover weights that are measured in Point vs pound. We are finding that we're running several items like 8pt, 12pt C1S or C2S, and we don't have a home for it in MF.

. . . . .  Craig

The odds are not good, Craig. Using points instead of pounds is a uniquely American way of specifying cover weight. Between 30 and 40% of Morning Flight users deal strictly in gsm. From what I read on some of the graphic arts forums, so do most print buyers. The point system serves mainly to confuse the heck out of many of them.

There are a number of conversion charts on the web. You probably already have one. And you're probably also including the point weight in the description when you add new paper. As in "65 lb. Coated Cover, 8pt C1S". Having both the pounds and the points in the description will get you fewer questions than having the points alone.

How well did I manage to duck that one?!

. . . . .  Hal Heindel

You did a very good job at dodging that one! I have my 12pt Kromekote C1S entered as 100lb cover (its approximate equivalent, I think). It did cross my mind once to ask about that but I figured you hear us whine enough about MF not being perfect enough!

. . . . .  Keith

I'm doing the same thing as Keith. Ducked very well I might add!

. . . . .  Craig