How to Know the type of printed paper

So many paper printing types  is very difficult to distinguish, especially for those (Clients) whose request has been all gone wrong. In this article we will distinguish some types of the term paper in the world of printing (Printing) is often used.

  1. Uncoated Paper, Kerta which include uncoated such as: HVS Paper, HVO, Newsprint, etc.
    Uncoated has properties with a large absorption power, will be visible on a slightly rough surface, easily peeled or picked (picked up), low PH so slow dry, and because the surface is wavy (uneven) then the print does not cause gloss.
  2. Coated paper, Coated paper type include: Art paper, coated paper, mat coated, coated cast, art carton, coated carton. The properties of this Coated Paper are inversely proportional to Uncoated paper. The use of Coated paper material is usually used on the leather for the type of brochure, Flyer and so on. This type of material is most often combined with “Ultra Vernish (UV) / Super Glossy” print finishing.
  3. Non Absorption Paper, which includes non absorbtion, among others:
    Vynil stickers, Yupo, Typex, Gold Foil, Alumunium Foil, art synthetic paper, etc.
    Since this type does not have absorption, the drying takes place in full oxidation. Usually the problem arises set off or slow dry. So it needs special handling like:
    – do not stack the printout too high
    – PH wetting water is not very acidic (because it will inhibit oxidation)
    – use minimal wetting water
    Be careful because the ink has drying faster than regular ink, not until the ink layer dries

Types of paper marketed generally divided into 3 (three) main parts, namely:

1. Paper based on fiber type, this type of paper is divided into 2 (two), namely:

A. Paper containing wood, with the characteristics:
– consists of mechanical fibers
– can not stand being kept for long
– easily change color if exposed to the sun
Example: newspaper, HHI
B. Wood-free paper, with the following characteristics:
– consists of chemical fiber
– hold long saved
Example: HVS, HVO

2. Paper based on final work (Finishing), namely:

A. Coated paper, with the characteristics:
– composed of dasae paper and lime layer with adhesive material
– the surface is smooth and glossy (gloss)
– Absorption power to weak oil
Example: art paper, kunsdruk
B. Uncoated paper, with the characteristics:
– not given a layer of lime
– the surface of the paper is rough but can also be smoothed
– Absorbability to strong oil
Example: newspaper, HHI, HVS, HVO

3. paper based on its use, namely:

A. Printed papers, such as HVOs, newspapers, art papers
B. Written paper, such as HVS, drawing paper
C. Paper wrap, such as cassing, cover paper, Samson paper
D. Special papers, such as cash money, cigarette paper, tissue paper.