To truly understand Basis Weight you need to be familiar with different types of paper and their uncut sizes. This method uses a measuring tool called a micrometer to measure the thickness of paper in points or pts.
We do not want to overwhelm you with information! GSM is a more internationally accepted measurement of paper weight, using the metric system rather than pounds.
Probably not. Feel free to bookmark this page as a reference! The higher the point value, the thicker the paper. Between specialty paper types and the paperweight system, navigating printing jargon can make understanding what you are ordering very difficult.