Paper choices are significant cost factors in a project. You don't always need to know of, or specify a brand of paper. Ask us for our suggestions and ask for samples! Many printers have specials on paper brands that relate to amazing discounts without sacrificing look, brand integrity or quality. Often 2 brand names are the same item from the same mill but carry different pricing, so ask us for suggestions. Generally the following criteria need to be answered...

feeder-40inPaper grade

-Ultra Premium
-#4 or #5 ground wood or free sheet (this for newspapers or circulars)

Thickness, weight

-Text weight: 35#-40#-50#-60#-70#-80#-100#-110# (also bond weights)
-Cover weight: 65#- 80#-100#-120#-130#-160# dbl
-Packaging Board and C1S/C2S: 7pt.-8pt.-10pt.-12pt. -14pt.-16pt.-18pt. -20pt.-24pt.-28pt.-32pt..

Paper surface

-C1S - Gloss coated 1 side/uncoated side 2
-C2S - Gloss coated 2 sides

Papers come in standard sizes so we may ask you to consider the size of your finished piece to save money or we can always provide you with options.

PAPER SAMPLES: Ask us for samples --We have all swatch books from all paper companies!!
When we narrow down your preference we will send you paper models made with the actual stock, size and page count you need



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Case Study

  • The creative mission for State Street was to send a large number of top clients a message about their concept of a bright idea. This to be done by sending a CFL light bulb within environmentally friendly messaged packaging.

    State Street: Technology that Works

SQL Direct, Inc.
21 Whitney Street
Westborough, MA 01581-2531
p: 508.366.1885

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