Book paper

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A general term for any paper used in books, magazines, advertisements, and other publications (except newspapers). Book papers have good opacity, and good printability. The various types of book papers cover a wide range in quality, weight, and surface finishes.

Synonyms and Related Terms

bookpaper; text paper; papier d'édition (Fr.)

Physical and Chemical Properties

Weights generally range from 30 to 100 pounds

Resources and Citations

  • Boise Cascade Paper Group, The Paper Handbook, Boise Cascade, Portland OR, 1989
  • The Dictionary of Paper, American Paper Institute, New York, Fourth Edition, 1980
  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p.574
  • Matt Roberts, Don Etherington, Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: a Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington DC, 1982
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • Roy Perkinson, contributed information, 1998

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