Publishing Paper

We understand the importance of balancing on-press performance with bottom-line results. So we offer a focused selection of coated and uncoated papers for publications, inserts, and mailings.

Our Coated Publishing Papers: TruSpec

  • Ideal for catalogs, magazines and freestanding inserts
  • Proven smoothness and brightness in white shades up to 81 brightness for sharp image reproduction, good contrast, and crisp text
  • Gloss and low-glare finishes for a wide variety of publishing applications
  • Basis weights from 36# to 60#
  • Great opacity for less bleed-through from page to page and front to back
  • Excellent fiber strength that stands up to postal sorting and handling, so materials hold their shape from press to final delivery.

    TruSpec4

    Our 81 bright #4 offers a combination of whiteness and brightness that brings out the best in graphics, ensuring bold colors that help sell magazines, advertising, catalog merchandise, and coupon-promoted products. Photos are vibrant. Text is crisp. The look is high-end.

    Basis Weight Metric Equivalent Brightness Opacity Gloss
    38 56 81 88 60
    40 59 81 88.5 63
    45 67 81 90 65
    50 74 81 92 65
    60 89 81 93 65

    TruSpec4 Low Glare

    Basis Weight Metric Equivalent Brightness Opacity Gloss
    38 56 81 88 30
    40 59 81 88.5 30
    45 67 81 90 30
    50 74 81 92 30
    60 89 81 93 30

    TruSpec4.5

    Our 76 bright #4.5 fits comfortably between our #4 and #5 offerings. With balanced whiteness and brightness, #4.5 allows you to make a move up or down the coated groundwood ladder without sacrificing performance.

    Basis Weight Metric Equivalent Brightness Opacity Gloss
    38 56 76 88 50
    40 59 76 88.5 50
    45 67 76 90 60
    50 74 76 92 60

    TruSpec4.5 Low Glare

    Basis Weight Metric Equivalent Brightness Opacity Gloss
    38 56 76 89 30
    40 59 76 89.5 30
    45 67 76 91 30
    50 74 76 92 30
    60 89 76 94 30

    TruSpec 5

    Basis Weight Metric Equivalent Brightness Opacity Gloss
    36 53 72 85 46
    38 56 72 89 50
    40 59 72 89 50
    45 67 72 89 50
    50 74 72 92 50
    55 81 72 93 50
    60 89 72 94 50

    TruSpec5 Low Glare

    Basis Weight Metric Equivalent Brightness Opacity Gloss
    38 56 72 89 30
    40 59 72 89.5 30
    45 67 72 91 30
    50 74 72 92 30

Our Uncoated Publishing Papers: Skyland Offset, Multipurpose, and Reply Card

  • Skyland Offset
    • Superior multicolor web-fed printability
    • Available in true white at 92 brightness, and seven colors: blue, canary, gray, green, ivory, cream, and pink
     
  • Skyland Reply Card
    • Available in clean white shades in 92 brightness
    • Meets the USPS 0.007" reply card minimum
     
  • Skyland Multipurpose
    • Guaranteed for offset, laser, digital, and xerographic applications
     

    Skyland Offset-Smooth

    Provides outstanding smoothness for full ink coverage and multicolor web- and sheet-fed applications.

    Basis Weight Metric Equivalent Caliper Opacity
    50 74 3.85 90
    60 89 4.5 92
    70 104 5.25 94
    80 118 6.0 95

    Skyland Offset-Vellum

    Adds a touch of sophistication with a vellum surface that's ideal for web- and sheet-fed applications.

    Basis Weight Metric Equivalent Caliper Opacity
    50 74 4.3 90
    60 89 5.03 92

    Skyland Colors 

    Delivers outstanding opacity for multicolor offset graphics. In Blue, Canary, Green, Ivory, Cream, Pink. Gray available only in 60lb.

    Skyland Colors Basis Weight Metric Equivalent Caliper Opacity
    Blue 50  74  4.13  95
    Canary 50  74  4.13  87
    Gray 50  74  4.13  N/A
    Green 50  74  4.13  97
    Ivory 50  74  4.13  85
    Cream 50  74  4.13  85
    Pink 50  74  4.13  93
    Blue 60  89  4.88  97
    Canary 60  89  4.88  92
    Gray 60  89  4.88  98
    Green 60  89  4.88  98
    Ivory 60  89  4.88  90
    Cream 60  89  4.88  89
    Pink 60  89  4.88  95

    Skyland Multipurpose

    Offers crisp, clean results for web-fed offset and digital applications.

    Basis Weight Metric Equivalent Caliper Opacity
    20 30 4 88.5
    24 36 4.6 90

    Skyland Reply Card

    Offers USPS-approved performance. Multicolor offset qualified with porosity for either mechanical or vacuum insertion.

    Basis Weight Metric Equivalent Gurley Porosity Caliper Opacity
    77.5 115 10 7.2 96
    77.5 115 28 7.2 96
    99 146 15 9.2 97

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