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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


Quantity: Put 1 if you require the weight of an individual item
  No of Pages Depth in mm Width in mm GSM Stock finish

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.

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