Last updated on November 2nd, 2023 at 11:56 am
80 lb card stock is a type of paper that is usually thicker and stronger than most common printing paper. It is also referred to by names like “pasteboard,” “paper stock,” or “paperboard”.
At Printivity, we generally refer to “80 lb card stock” as 80 lb cover or text. It’s a more descriptive term since 80 lb card stock is not a widely used term in the printing industry.
What is 80 lb card stock?
Simply put, 80 lb card stock is a type of paper. But, in the world of paper it represents a very exact type of paper that is used for many different things. For instance, there is also 70, 90, and 100 lb card stock, and there’s a lot of difference between these paper types, including 80 lb and 100 lb paper.
80 lb cover is the thinnest cardstock that is offered at Printivity. It is thick enough to offer durability through normal wear and tear, and be able to hold itself up firmly. This makes 70 and 80 lb cover the ideal paper type for folded brochures or other types of marketing materials for business to pass onto their customers.
This paper type comes in two finishing options: gloss and matte. Both options are coated and have a smooth finish, except that gloss finishing has a higher shine. Printivity recommends choosing matte coating when the final product is intended to be written on.
What kind of products is 80 lb card stock used for?
For the most part, 80 lb card stock is a paper type generally associated with these products:
If you were interested in ordering business cards or mailing postcards, we recommend that our customers order 14pt or 16pt paper type for better results. The 14pt paper and the 16pt paper are thicker, and are more durable than the 80 lb cover.
Adding 70, 90, or 80 lb cover will not only make any catalog printing more durable, but will make it look and feel more professional!
No matter what type of project you’re looking to get printed with 80 lb card stock, contact us to discuss your project with a customer service representative today. Call us at 1-877-649-5463 and ask for complimentary paper samples!
When you choose Printivity, you’re choosing quality and service and reasonable prices.
Plus, if you need your 70, 90, 80 lb card stock project sooner rather than later, we also have a Rush Critical Shipping option that will get your prints out to you as soon as possible. Orders are generally printed and shipped out same-day/next-day.