If you are looking for smooth paper, good ink adhesion, bright ink colors, Couche paper is the right choice. They are applied to print many publications in different fields.
1. What is Couche Paper?
Couche paper , also known as coated art paper , is a white paper, the surface is coated with kaolin (or some similar special material), so the paper surface is very flat, glossy and smooth.
Couche paper has good brightness as well as opacity, ink adhesion and ink absorption evenly.
Couche Paper Types
Couche Matt paper : the paper surface is smooth, matte, can be written, anti-glare, so it is suitable for printing books and magazines because it does not cause eye fatigue. The thinnest weight is 160gsm (160gsm – 300gsm), specialized with color inkjet printing technology such as: Epson L805, Epson L1800, Epson L3110… Simple, gentle press.
Couche Gloss Paper : Is a paper with a glossy surface and good light, unable to write on it. The thinnest weight paper is 80gsm, when it is suitable for printing with UV pigment ink, it is often used to print leaflets, also known as Couche Offset because this type of couche is only for offset printers combined with fusing units for quantity printing. Large, large service printing model.
Couche paper is very suitable for Offset printing technology, pages or stories with many colorful images with sharpness and high contrast.
Couche paper can use many different types of ink such as water ink, oil ink, dye ink, etc.
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Couche paper has weight: 80gsm, 100gsm, 115gsm, 140gsm, 150gsm, 170gsm, 200gsm, 210gsm, 250gsm, 300gsm.
Couche paper size: 60 x 84 cm, 65 x 86 cm, 79 x 109 cm… depending on the product or the intended use of the buyer, there will be appropriate sizes.
Couche paper price ranges from 45,000 VND – 60,000 VND/head (about 50 sheets) and the more you buy, the lower the price. Therefore, companies should consider ordering in bulk to reduce printing costs. See pricing details in the section below.
2. Couche paper characteristics
- Has a smooth, flat, smooth surface
- Extremely good ink absorption, uniform ink absorption
- The print quality is sharp, the printed image has bright colors
- Has good brightness, good blocking
- Can be printed with a variety of inks
This type of paper has an average price in the market, still higher than some common printing paper (higher than Ford paper , Carbon paper).
3. Application of Couche paper in the printing industry
Couche paper is very widely used today. Thanks to their outstanding advantages in print quality as well as diverse compatibility, they are popular for color printing business cards, menu printing, book cover printing, magazine pages printing, catalog printing, flyer printing. leaflets, flyers, etc.
By type, Couche Matt paper is more commonly used than Couche Gloss. Couche paper applications include:
- Color printing of business cards, menu printing, book cover printing, catalog printing, product labels, box labels, paper bags, magazines, magazine covers printing, poster printing, advertising banner printing, event invitation tickets, print movie tickets, print product labels, …
- Printing documents, lesson plans, more vivid color text for the educational environment is also a comprehensive development for a professional platform.
For A4 size couche paper, it is possible to print 1 sided or 2 sided, as well as print with couche paper weights and customer’s intended use.
- Single-sided coated couche paper: printing product labels, box labels, paper bags, food packaging…
- Double-sided coated couche paper: leaflet printing, folding sheet printing, magazine printing, book cover printing, magazine cover printing, menu printing, catalog printing, poster printing, advertising poster printing, etc.
4. Couche paper vs Bristol paper comparison
Bristol paper is quite similar to Couche Matt but uncoated and stiffer (made up of multiple layers of paper pressed together). Therefore, it does not look shiny and does not catch light as well as Couche paper.
Both types of paper have similar applications. Depending on the needs of the user, make the appropriate choice. If you need a sturdy, polite paper that doesn’t need to be too shiny (needs to catch the light well), choose Bristol paper. If you need good reflective paper, clear ink quality, you should choose Couche paper.
In addition, the price of Couche paper ranges from 45,000 VND – 60,000 VND/head (about 50 sheets) and the more you buy, the lower the price. Therefore, companies should consider ordering in bulk to reduce printing costs.