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# Weight and Creep Calculator

### How to calculate the weight of paper

This formula is ideal when you are trying to work out shipping costs for your printed documents.

size in metres (dimension 1) x size in metres (dimension 2) x no of sheets x paper weight divided by 1000 = weight in kilos

So for example if I was to ship 100 x 28pp A4 booklets that are printed on 130gsm the formula would be:

0.21m x 0.297m x 2800 x 130 / 1000 = 22.7 kg

Remember to allow a little for boxes! We would recommend adding 1 kg which is more than enough.

This Calculator will calculate the approximate weight and creep of an individual printed item (magazine, newsletter, etc.) or the total weight of the job.

### Magazine Calculator

  No of Pages Depth in mm Quantity: Put 1 if you require the weight of an individual item Cover (if required) Gloss art Matt art Offset Text Gloss art Matt art Offset Other (if required) Gloss art Matt art Offset
Weight: kgs     Creep: mm     Copies/Carton:     Cartons:

NOTE: Creep calculations are based on CM Color Printing "house" stocks. Creep on other stocks may be slightly different. Creep settings only apply to saddle stitched books between 8 and 132 pages. When entering stock type into calculator please use values within the following ranges - Gloss art: 80-350gsm; Matt art: 80-350gsm; Offset: 70-135gsm.

The above figures are approximate only and the actual may vary.

### Single Sheet Calculator

This program will calculate the approximate weight of an individual printed item. (ie leaflet, flyer, etc) or the total weight of the job.

No of Pages Folded depth in mm Quantity: put 1 if you require the weight of an individual item
Weight: kgs