Levenger Paper

Hi, can someone clarify for me what type of paper Levenger uses in their planner?

The Levenger website calls it: 60 lb. acid free text stock

But at my local Staples, 60 lb paper is called "cover stock" and is used to cover reports. It's as thick as a good quality 3x5 card. Other paper types list 60 lb as "card stock."

So is Levenger paper a fom of card stock or is their definition of 60 Lb different than Staples?

Thank you


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US paper densities vary

US paper densities vary depending on what type of paper it is, so 60lb text stock is different than 60lb card stock which may be different than 60lb cover stock. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paper_density explains it somewhat, and http://www.paper-paper.com/weight.html provides a conversion chart. It looks like 60lb text stock is the same as 24lb paper if I'm reading it right.

so wait?

60lb text stock is the same as 24lb paper??!!

ok that is so confusing.

Levenger stole ALL of my money, but they left me all these nice, shiny organizational tools.

very confusing indeed

Very. I come from a gsm world, and started looking for a conversion chart, then I found the true complexity. It looks like the lb is weight of a ream of a certain size of the paper/card stock. However, different standard sizes arose, based on the size of the paper mold from what I can gather, and you need to look at the paper type in addition to the weight.

Pound confusion

Cover stock, card stock and paper stock all use the word "pound" but it means something different in each case. So a 60-lb cover stock is a lightweight cover. But a 60-lb paper stock is nice heavy paper, also called 24-lb stationery stock.

In America, paper weight is determined by how much 500 sheets of an uncut size C weighs.

Much of the rest of the world uses gsm, or gram per square meter, which results in more uniform numbers.

There's a chart here:


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