Paper Weight Conversion
The units of measurement for paper weight are different in the US from the rest of the world, if the stated paper weight in the listings has got you confused have a look through the following information.
For comparison and reference, average computer paper in the US is 20lb - 23lb, in the UK that same paper is 75 - 80gsm, while paper that is considered high quality is 90gsm or higher. Another comparison you may be familiar with is Filofax's paper, their white paper is 70gsm and their cotton cream is 75 - 80gsm.
The 32lb/120gsm and 28lb/105gsm paper offered here, in the shop, are both high quality. The 32lb though is extremely bleed and feather resistant, making it a favorite among fountain pen users. If you're looking for a slightly lighter weight paper though the 28lb. paper is great with most ballpoint pens, gel pens and water based markers and fineliners.
I hope this has helped to explain the different weights, measurements and characteristics of our paper, if you'd like more information and a side by side comparison take a look at our paper sampler
in the shop!