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Weight and Creep Calculator

This calculator will give you the approximate weight and creep of an individual printed item (magazine, newsletter, etc.) or the total weight of the job.

Magazine Calculator

Quantity: (put 1 if the weight of an individual item is required)

  No of Pages Depth in mm Width in mm GSM Stock finish

Cover
(if required)

Gloss art
Matt art
Offset
Text Gloss art
Matt art
Offset
Other
(if required)
Gloss art
Matt art
Offset
Weight: kgs     Creep: mm     Copies/Carton:     Cartons:

NOTE: Creep calculations are based on Australian paper stocks. Creep on other stocks may be slightly different. Creep settings only apply to saddle stitched books between 8 and 132 pages. When entering stock type into calculator, please use values within the following ranges - Gloss art: 80-350gsm; Matt art: 80-350gsm; Offset: 70-135gsm.

The above figures are approximate only and the actual may vary.

 


Paper Weight And Thickness Explained

GSM is an acronym standing for ‘Grams per Square Meter’. It allows print buyers and print suppliers to measure the quality of paper that is sourced. Although any GSM is available, the most used are: 55gsm, 90gsm, 100gsm, 120gsm, 140gsm, 210gsm, 250gsm, 300gsm, 350gsm and 400gsm.

1000 Microns = 1mm, so the higher the value, the thicker the card or paper.

  • 115gsm = 90 micron
  • 150gsm = 140 micron
  • 160gsm recycled = 180 micron
  • 235gsm (greetings card) = 355 micron
  • 300gsm = 290 micron
  • 300gsm recycled = 340 micron
  • 400gsm = 420 micron