Paper is available in various forms and shapes, and we use each one of them probably now and then. So today we will look into the top 10 types of paper you use in your daily life, let’s get into it.
1. Repro Paper
Repro Paper also is known by the name offset or printing paper, it is one of the most used paper since printing never stops. There is some amount of science involved here too, it has a small amount of cellulose and a great deal of filler, which facilitates printing. The most common grammages for repro paper ranges from 70 to 90, even though they can be as high as 100 grams.
2. Coated Paper
Coated paper has a different method of production, since it is manufactured, with more short than long fiber, and the filler is joined to the fiber, utilizing a binding agent, which may be synthetic or natural variant. As the name suggests, it has an extra coated layer that is applied to the cellulose, yielding better printing and resolution results. The additional coated layer adds up to the strength of the paper.
3. Tissue paper
All of us have used it to blow your nose, you wipe our face, and so much more. The material used here is highly absorbent and soft. Every tissue is different depending on the company it is manufactured from, and also, the water-resistance here differs. This one too has a unique production technique in which treatments that are applied and they are normally produced, with virgin fiber. There are also different color tissue available, and some even have prints on them.
Newsprint is nothing but the paper used in newspapers, compared to the rest, its life-cycle is short, usually for one day, for obvious reasons. Here the quality of the material doesn’t matter much, the paper is manufactured, with a mechanical pulp containing residue, as the paper does not need to be white. One of the most used variants, since its a ritual, to start our morning by reading a newspaper and sipping a hot cup of tea.
Cardboard is a form of paper that is usually used, for the creative craft. It is made with paper, although you won’t believe it, taking into consideration the thickness. The secret behind its thickness is the raw, unbleached wood pulp used to manufacture them, and it even gives its a significant brown color. You will be happy to know that a major portion of the material used here is the recycled material. It is composed of three layers, two smooth outer layers, and a corrugated inner layer.
Paperboard is the material that every one of us has come across, it is used to make most food containers, such as cereal or biscuit packaging. They are composed of very short fibers, which are not usually virgins fibers since the inner layer must not be white. It even has a coated layer whee you can print images, companies logos, and anything you want.
7. Fine arts paper
As the name suggests, fine arts paper is the one with different technical and functional characteristics depending on the artistic technique. It is was created to be a more economical option for canvases. They consist of featured excellent characteristics and can withstand almost a Century without turning yellow. This feature is something none of the other variants have.
8. Toilet paper
Toilet paper is something we cannot go without, they have led to fights literally. But did you know that it takes about 384 trees to make the toilet paper that one man uses within his lifetime, so just imagine the number of trees that are cut down just to wipe our ass? The production of toilet paper is about 83,048,116 rolls per day. Their manufacturing is done very carefully with safe materials taking into consideration the reason it is used,
9. Origami Paper
Origami paper is a colorful sheet of paper that, is used to create origami art. For the ones who don’t know, origami is the art of folding paper. The major requirement here is that it must be foldable and able to hold the crease. Thinner than ordinary paper so we can do multiple folds. Origami paper has various subtypes such as Kami, Paperbacked foiled, Washi paper, etc.
10. Butter paper
Butter paper is also known as parchment paper, baking paper, and bakery paper, it is the one used in baking and cooking. It is manufactured and coated to make it non-sticky. Not to confused with wax paper, it is different from that one. It is manufactured by running sheets of paper pulp through a bath of sulfuric acid. Due to this process, the paper becomes sulfurized cross-linked material, with high density, stability, and heat resistance.