# Paper Calculator

Welcome to Norkol’s Calculator Page, where customers can quickly and easily find information regarding the paper product we offer according to their specific needs. Click through the options below for Sheet, Roll, and Price calculators.

For additional guidance on any of paper products available through Norkol, visit our Contact page to connect with an expert.

# M-Weight

Determine the weight of 1,000 sheets of a given sheet size by using length, width, and basis weight.

# Results

Results are estimates only, as different mills may calculate M-Weight slightly differently.
Certain products can vary in basis weight and/or be calculated on the full width of the roll, including waste. Both of these variables can affect M-Weight calculations. Products especially prone to these deviations include SBS and recycled board.
Contact your sales rep to confirm final numbers.

# Basis Weight

Calculate the basis weight for a ream of paper using its weight in grams per square meter (GSM).

# Results

Results are rounded to the nearest whole number.

# Grammage

Based on its basis weight, determine the weight in grams per square meter (GSM) of a ream of paper.

# Results

Results are rounded to the nearest whole number.

# Pages Per Inch (PPI)

Using the specific thickness of an individual sheet, determine the number of pages in an inch of paper.

# Results

Results are rounded to the nearest whole number.

# Linear Footage

Using roll weight and width, measure a roll of paper in linear feet.

# Results (Yards)

Results are rounded to the nearest whole number.

# MSI/MSF

Using roll weight and basis weight, determine one thousand square inches and one thousand square feet of a roll of paper.

# Results (MSF)

MSI is rounded to nearest whole number and MSF is rounded to three decimal places.

# Results

Roll weight rounded to nearest pound.

# Price Per MSI/MSF

Using the price per pound and basis weight, calculate the 1,000-square-inch price.

# Results (MSF)

The numbers are rounded to four decimal places.

# MSF Price To Linear Foot And Yard Price

Using a given roll width and previously determined MSF price, calculate the linear foot and yard price for a roll of paper.

# Price Per Linear Yard

The numbers are rounded to four decimal places.

# Equivalent Weight Tables

These tables provide weight in pounds for a ream of a common grade of paper and provides its basis weight and metric equivalent in grams per square meter (GSM).

Note: Relevant basis weights are in bold.
The numerical data in these tables are estimates only and are not guaranteed.

# Terms and Definitions

Ream 500 sheets of paper of any given size. The weight of 500 sheets of the standard sheet size for the particular grade. (See tables.) The weight of 1,000 sheets (two reams) of paper. The weight of a ream, measured in pounds. The Basis Weight (also known as Ream Weight) is the weight of 500 sheets of the standard sheet size for a particular grade. The standard sheet size varies by grade. For example, text weight papers have a standard size of 25 x 38 (950 sq. inches). The standard sheet size from which the basis weight of a given grade is determined. (See tables.) The thickness of a sheet of paper, referenced in a point value. Typically, 3 decimal places are used to indicate thickness in percentage of an inch. For example, .010 is also referenced as 10 point or 10 pt.