# What is basis weight measurement?

## What is basis weight measurement?

Basis weight is defined as the weight of 500 sheets of paper cut to a standard size, usually 17″ x 22″ for bond paper, 25″ x 38″ for text, offset, and coated papers, and 20″ x 26″ for cover papers.

## What is the weight of newsprint?

Variety of Newsprint Grades Offered

Weight (ream, 24 x 36 x 500) | Basis Weight (gsm) | Shade |
---|---|---|

26.1 | 42.5 | Regular |

26.4 | 43.0 | Regular |

27.7 | 45.0 | Regular |

30.0 | 48.8 | Regular |

**What are the different weights of printer paper?**

Paper Weight Chart

Type of paper | Available weights |
---|---|

Bond paper | 16, 20, 24, 28, 32, and 36 pounds |

Book paper | 30 to 115 pounds |

Cover paper | 60 to 120 pounds |

Index paper | 90, 110, and 140 pounds |

**What is the weight of cardstock?**

What weight is cardstock? Although there are different definitions of cardstock across countries, in the US the typical weight is about 250 g/m. In the U.S., card stock thickness is usually measured in points or mils which is the thickness of the sheet in thousandths of an inch.

### How does basis weight relate to base size?

The basis weight equals the ream (500 sheet) weight of the base size, hence the term basis weight. Because the starting base size is not the same between paper types, the basis weights do not correspond directly (80 Text is much lighter than 80 Cover).

### How do you calculate basis weight of paper?

Basis Weight is the weight of a sheet based on standard size. Paper types are categorized by their base size in the U.S. These base sizes are used to calculate a paper’s basis weight. The basis weight equals the ream (500 sheet) weight of the base size, hence the term basis weight.

**What is the basis weight of Neenah Paper?**

The basis weight equals the ream (500 sheet) weight of the base size, hence the term basis weight. Because the starting base size is not the same between paper types, the basis weights do not correspond directly (80 Text is much lighter than 80 Cover). Neenah offers sheets in a range of weights so you can find the perfect paper for your project.

**What’s the value of a stepped up basis?**

For the better part of the past 100 years, the basis of an inherited asset is raised—stepped up, as it were—to the asset’s fair market value at the time of the original owner’s death. So let’s say you held on to the stock and passed it down to your heirs as part of your estate. After a few decades, it’s now worth $500,000.