Coated vs. Uncoated Paper Stock: Which is Best for Your Project?
Paper comes in all kinds of forms. Knowing the different variations of paper and when to use each will help you choose the right type for your print projects. One major decision is choosing between coated or uncoated paper. Coated Coated paper typically receives a fine clay or polymer coating, which seals the paper, restricting ink absorption and reducing dot gain. Dot gain makes the printed material look darker than intended because of ink absorption. All this gives your finished printed products a crisp, clean look. Coated paper tends to be great for projects that include images and color, which means it's great for photographs, magazines, and catalogs. One thing to note, however, is that coated paper tends to be harder to write on. Below are a few of the subcategories of coated paper. Gloss A gloss coating is going to have a higher sheen and is lightweight. It also tends to be cheaper than other finishes while having vibrant colors. Satin and Dull Sat