What’s the difference between coated and uncoated paper?


When you are choosing a paper for your project, what do all the paper terms mean? We are going to try to sort that out for you.

Coated Paper
Coated paper has been coated with a surface sealant. Paper with a coating is smooth and shiny while uncoated paper is flat with little or no shine. Gloss stock makes colors look smoother, deeper, richer, with great color-contrast. Photos and graphics tend to look better on gloss stock, while text heavy documents and artwork are often use matte stock (which is a coated paper).
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