Glossary of Terms
Like any industry, ours uses a variety of terms. If you want to find out what they mean, you are in the right place! Simply click on a letter to see its list of terms. If the term you are looking for isn't listed in our glossary feel free to contact us so that we may help you as well as add it to our list.
The measure of a sheet of paper's thickness, usually expressed in thousandths of an inch (referred to as "mils" or "points"). A micro meter is used to take this measurement. Normally a sheet won't have a variance of more than + or − 5%. Generally, the relation between caliper and basis weight.... the greater the caliper (e.g. the thicker the paper), the greater the paper weight.
For additional information see our Caliper to Equivalent Weight page.