PAPER WEIGHT CONVERSION CALCULATOR
LBS to GSM – U.S. to International Paper Weight Conversion – Equivalent Weights & Conversions
At Solo Printing, we are happy to provide full-service commercial printing services spanning the United States and some areas of the Caribbean. For our clients who operate in grams, we want to make it as easy as possible for you to quantify the paperweight of your print project.
Grams to Pounds & Pounds to Grams Calculator
Use the paper weight conversion calculator below as a convenient tool to make paperweight conversions for lbs to gsm and gsm to lbs.
Alternatively, use this chart as a convenient tool to make conversions based on the most common paper weight conversions for lbs to gsm. Below are the paper weights Solo Printing provides in both Standard American Weight and Metric Weight.
STANDARD BASIS WEIGHT (lbs) GRAMS/SQUARE METER (gsm)
1) 20lb Bond/ 50lb Offset 75 gsm
2) 24lb Bond/ 60lb Offset 90 gsm
3) 28lb Bond/ 70lb Offset 105 gsm
4) 32lb Bond/ 80lb Offset 120 gsm
5) 50lb Book/Text/Offset 75 gsm
6) 60lb Book/Text/Offset 90 gsm
7) 70lb Book/Text/Offset 105 gsm
8) 80lb Book/Text/Offset 120 gsm
9) 100lb Book/Text/Offset 150 gsm
10) 65lb Cover 175 gsm
11) 80lb Cover 215 gsm
12) 100lb Cover 270 gsm
13) 130 lb Cover 350 gsm
LBS to GSM Formula:
1lb. of Text paper = 1.48 gsm. Multiply each pound of text paper by 1.48.
1 lb. of Cover paper = 2.708 gsm. Multiply each pound of cover paper by 2.708.
80lb. text = 118.4 gsm
80lb. cover = 216.64 gsm
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