|Global Product Type||Paper-Copy/Office Sheet|
|Size||Available in: 17 x 11 or 8 1/2 x 11|
|Paper Color(s)||Pure White|
|Paper Weight||Available in: 100 lb., 32 lb or 40 lb|
|Sheets Per Unit||Available in: 250 or 500|
|Machine Compatibility||Available in: Color Copiers, Color Laser Printers, Digital Imaging Equipment or Laser Printers|
|Brightness Rating (US)||94|
|Pre-Consumer Recycled Content Percent||0%|
|Post-Consumer Recycled Content Percent||10%|
|Total Recycled Content Percent||10%|
|Footnote 1||Available in: Equivalent to 100 lb. text weight or Equivalent to 80 lb. text weight|
|Special Features||Available in: Cover Stock or Paper|
The exact definition paper weight gets a little complicated, but for most people it only a matters as an indicator of paper thickness. The higher the paper weight, the thicker the paper. The thicker the paper, the stiffer and more durable it will be.
Mohawk Copier Gloss Cover Paper MOW36213 is a good choice for your postcards. It's 100 lb. cover stock, so it's durable enough to survive the rough handling inevitable in mailing. (For contrast, the basic copy and print paper used in most homes and offices is 20 lbs.)
We also offer a number of printable postcards made specifically for DIY postcards, including Avery Photo-Quality Glossy Postcards. Thanks to the perforated sheets, you don't have to measure and cut the sheets down to postcard size. Plus, you can easily print custom designs, text and address with the free software from Avery.
Thank you for your question about MOW36213 Color Copy Gloss Cover Paper by Mohawk. This paper is glossy on both sides and suitable for double sided printing.
However, Mohawk Color Copy Gloss Cover Paper is 270 grams, so it's thicker and heavier than the paper you're used to. 270 gram cover stock is the metric equivelent of 100 lb cover stock, and the same weight as 47 lb. office paper. (This Paper Weight Equivalency Chart shows the gsm (gram weight) of common office paper styles and pound weights.) If your printer can handle 270 gram paper, Color Copy Gloss Cover Paper is a great choice.
If your machine can't handle 270 gram, 100 lb. cover stock, I recommend:
Each of these options offer glossy finishes on both sides and are suitable for double sided printing.
Hope this answers your question!
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