Bond Paper

A common grade of paper commonly used for letterhead, business forms, writing, typing, and copying. Bond papers are characterized by high permanence and durability, high surface strength to withstand writing and erasing, and high stiffness. Unwatermarked bond papers, made from chemical pulp, are used for invoices and other business forms. An air-dried, watermarked, cockle finish bond is used for high-quality letterhead. The highest quality bond papers are cotton-content bond papers, which are produced from a higher amount of rag-based pulp (from 25:100% cotton-fiber). High cotton-content bond papers are used for distinctive letterheads and writing papers, as well as matching envelopes.

The basic size for bond papers is 17 x 22, and standard basis weights are 13, 16, 20, 24, 28, 32, 36, and 40-pound. Most bond papers are cut to a standard size of 8H x 11. Other standard sizes for bond papers are 8H x 13, 8H x 14, 11 x 17, 17 x 22, 17 x 28, 19 x 24, 22 x 34, 24 x 38, 28 x 34, 34 x 44.

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