Did you already made a choice which kind of paper you are going to use? The choice of paper should be in line with the content of your thesis. For example, specific paper types lend themselves better for books with images. Furthermore you have to take into account that some kinds of paper are more translucent. So it is important to carefully consider the choice of your paper.
Gildeprint offers the following paper types:
- 100 grams G-Print (smooth, FSC, our standard);
- 115 grams G-Print (smooth, FSC);
- 90 grams Woodfree Offset (HVO, white, FSC);
- 100 grams Biotop (yellowish, FSC).
Each paper type has its unique characteristics. You can see them in the diagram below:
|Paper thicness gram/m2||90||100||100||115|
bad — / moderate – / reasonable +- / good + / very good ++
Matte paper gives a better readability than glossy paper. The reflection of light can be disruptive when using glossy paper. In addition images look better on matte paper.
The thicker the paper, the less translucent. But also: the more opaque the paper is, the less translucent. For printing novels, for example, a very thich paper is often used which is still light in weight. The thickness of paper is expressed in grams. We usually use standard 100 grams G-Print.
We know two types of paper: uncoated (such as HVO and Biotop) or coated (like G-Print). Coated paper is provided with a chalk-containing layer to give the paper a smooth surface. By applying a iron layer, the ink will attach better to the paper, the print will be more detailed and clear.
Do you want to feel and see the different types of paper?
Then apply for our information booklet. In the booklet you will find the four different types of paper. In addition, we provide you all the important information you need to know for the printing of your thesis.