There are several types of paper that are used in the execution of various activities such as drawing, tracing, printing, calligraphy, etc. The papers are available in a wide range of sizes, thicknesses and finishes, as well as in different degrees of quality, permanence and durability. One particular type can often be used for another purpose. Printing papers, for example, can be used with acrylics, and many graphic papers are ideal for drawing. However, keep in mind that certain sheets have poor aging characteristics and should not be used for permanent fine artwork.

1. Art Paper – This is a smooth, high-gloss, coated paper with both sides coated with kaolin. It is used for making calendars, brochures, magazine covers, labels, dust jackets, etc.

2. Bond Paper – This is a strong media that has been given a plate finish. It has good durability and resistance. Its rigidity is good and it has a good erasing quality. It also has excellent ink reception quality. It is used to draw, print, make letterheads, magazines, notebooks, brochures, etc. Watercolors and permanent markers can be used with success.

3. Bank paper: This is a thin, smooth and light paper, usually white, although some are colored. They are used to produce banknotes.

4. Brown Paper – This is a strong beige sheet that has great tensile strength. It is used to make envelopes, cover notebooks, and wrap items.

5. Blotting paper: it is quite strong and shiny and is used to produce flowers.

6. Paper cartridge: it is a resistant, heavy and textured paper. It is also thick, off-white, absorbent, and thicker than the adhesive sheet. It is used for drawing, printing, book covers, and poster work.

7. Carbon Paper – This is a thin material that is coated on one side or both sides with a dry printable ink. It is used to produce identical copies of original documents.

8. Cardboard – This is a thicker, stiffer material that comes in a variety of colors and weights. It is used to produce boxes, books and packages.

9. Cover Paper – Refers to any heavyweight paper that can be used to bind magazines, brochures, brochures, and so on.

10. Chrome coat

This is a type of glossy paper that has been coated with chrome on one side of the paper.

11. Copy paper: this type is used to make a photocopy. Can be used in copiers and fax machines.

12. Chipboard – This is a heavy, stiff paper with a glossy off-white side on one side and an ash (gray) side. It is used to make packages, book covers, etc.

13. Textured Paper: This type has a texture on one side and the other side is smooth. Eggshell has the texture of an eggshell, while basket paper has the texture of a basket. The duplex has both sides textured.

14. Manila board: it is rigid, resistant and smooth, generally white, although others are colored. They are used as surface drawing, folder making, flat files, book covers, etc.

15. Newspaper: It is a weak gray paper that turns brown after a while. It is used for the production of newspapers, brochures, exercise books, phone books, notes, test prints, etc.

16. Rice paper: This is a very absorbent paper from the Orientals.

17. Sugar paper: Like rice paper, it is very absorbent. It is very good for printing, painting, etc. They are mostly black and gray.

18. Wallpaper: It is a type of coated paper with multiple colors or floral designs that is used to decorate walls.

19. Straw board: It is a very resistant and rigid gray board. It is made of straw pulp.

20. Old paper: This is a type of printing paper that has good volume and opacity with a rough or matte surface.

21. Tracing paper: This is a transparent, resistant and light paper that is used to trace or transfer images from one surface to another.

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