# Paper Calculator

## SHEET CALCULATORS

### 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.

### Linear Footage

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

### Results (Yards)

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.

### MSI/MSF

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

### Roll Weight

Determine the approximate weight of a roll of paper in pounds (lb).

### 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.

### 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.

### 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).

BOOK
25 x 38
BOND
17 x 22
COVER
20 x 26
VELLUM
22.5 x 18.5
INDEX
25.5 x 30.5
TAG
24 x 36
METRIC
gm/m2
99.339.154.36781.390.3147
118.246.564.78096.8107.5175
147.958.281.0100121.1134.5219
177.669.997.2120145.4161.6263
207.481.6113.5140169.8188.6307
237.193.3129.8160194.1215.6351

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.

##### Ream Weight

The weight of 500 sheets of the standard sheet size for the particular grade. (See tables.)

##### M-Weight

The weight of 1,000 sheets (two reams) of paper.

##### Basis Weight

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).

##### Basic Size

The standard sheet size from which the basis weight of a given grade is determined. (See tables.)

##### Point

The standard sheet size from which the basis weight of a given grade is determined. (See tables.)

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