The term “cover” basically indicates a paper is a thicker card stock. In a nutshell, the term is coined by manufacturers which use different weighing terminology and processes for thicker grade papers.
80# cover stocks are primarily utilized for flyers and upgraded covers for booklets.
Gloss Card (80# Cover) – This high quality, thick paper stock is excellent for shiny posters and thick flyers. Think the cover of a magazine for thickness comparison.
Matte Card (70# Cover) – Has the same feel of the 80# cover gloss, but without shine. Fantastic for print framing and perfect for the artists’ signature. Our 70# matte cover feels just as thick as our 80# gloss papers.
110# and 100# Cover
110# and 100# card stocks are better for postcards, rack cards and business cards where thickness and sturdiness is more important. We’ve upgraded business cards to 130# cover (16pt).
Gloss Card (110# Cover) – More sturdy than the 80lb cover and great for cards of all sizes. This is our cheapest alternative for printing postcards and rack cards.
Matte Card (100# Cover) – High quality card stock without the gloss shine. Our favorite for a more sophisticated look for stationery.
120# and 130# Cover
16pt Gloss (130#) and Matte (120#) Card – Currently only available for business cards, note cards and invitations.
More information about all of our papers is available on our blog.