Paper Weight and Paper Conversion: In Grams Per Square Meter (Pounds)

Cover stock vs. text stock: Text stock, not cover stock, is coated (see chart below). Business cards, for example, are frequently printed on 80 lb. cover stock paper. They’d be very thin business cards if they were printed at 80 lb. text stock! The thickness of 80 lb. text and 80 lb. cover paper is different.