How to work out the weight of a printed piece before it’s printed

How to work out the weight of a printed piece before it’s printed
September 24, 2010 Calverts

When printing inserts for magazines it's useful to know their final weight in order to keep within your allowance. Here's how you do it:

 

  • Multiply the weight of your paper by the measurements of the printed item then multiply that figure by the number of leaves (not pages!)
  • So, 90gsm paper at a size of 240 x 170mm will be 90 x .24 x .17 = 3.67 grammes
  • Multiply that by the number of leaves (8, for example) will give you 3.67 x 8 = 29.36 grammes.
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