Bond paper

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Bookplate on bondpaper
MFA 15822.2


A strong, smooth surface, fine quality paper usually with a high cotton fiber content. Bond paper is durable and permanent with optimum properties for ink writing and typewriting. It is used for documents, letterhead, stationery, copy machines, and printers.

Synonyms and Related Terms

art paper (Br.); papier bond (Fr.)

Physical and Chemical Properties

weight = 13-24 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 Comment: weight = 13-14 pounds
  • E.J.LaBarre, Dictionary and Encyclopedia of Paper and Paper-making, Swets & Zeitlinger, Amsterdam, 1969 Comment: weight = 16 pounds
  • Matt Roberts, Don Etherington, Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: a Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington DC, 1982 Comment: weight = 13-24 pounds
  • Edward Reich, Carlton J. Siegler, Consumer Goods: How to Know and Use Them, American Book Company, New York City, 1937
  • Silvie Turner, Which Paper?, Design Press, New York, 1991
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998
  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 575
  • Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)

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