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Pounds to GSM Paper Weight Conversion Chart

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Use the chart below to compare inkjet paper weight in pounds to the metric "grams per square meter" measurement. A more "worldwide" unit of measure, GSM is an easy way to quickly compare the weight (density) of papers.

Please note that while weight and thickness are related, you should not use the weight to assume thickness. Check both data points when deciding on an inkjet paper to purchase.

Bond Weight Metric Weight Notes
16# 50 gsm  
17# 64 gsm  
20# 75 gsm Typical copy paper weight
21# 80 gsm  
24# 90 gsm  
27# 100 gsm  
28# 105 gsm  
29# 110 gsm  
32# 120 gsm Flyer or foldable brochure weight
36# 135 gsm  
39# 148 gsm  
40# 150 gsm  
43# 163 gsm  
45# 170 gsm  
47# 176 gsm Sturdy brochure or book paper weight
51# 190 gsm  
53# 199 gsm  
54# 203 gsm  
58# 216 gsm  
65# 244 gsm  
66# 250 gsm  
67# 253 gsm Average photo lab paper weight
70# 264 gsm  
72# 271 gsm  
76# 285 gsm  
82# 308 gsm  
87# 312 gsm  
105# 385 gsm Heavy fine art paper / board