If patrons want to use the Print Depot for paper printing, it is important to know what paper is available; we do not list all of our paper types available publicly, so as staff it is important that you familiarize yourself with paper types.
For photo printing we have only two types of paper gloss and presentation matte. The smallest size of photo paper 4"x6" is only available in gloss. The other sizes 8.5"x11" and 11"x17" are available in matte and gloss. Note: for students processing photographs these sizes are not as common. We do cut paper to size when requested; for example, 5"x7" and 8"x10" would be more common photography paper sizes we would be willing to process.
Large Format Printing
We currently have four types of large format paper available for printing. All of these papers are the same cost - $10.00 per linear foot. The type of paper we use is dependent on the person and project, for example we use 36" paper for our academic posters because it is perfectly sized for these projects. Please see some brief information about each paper type below.
Some Information About the Paper
The inch size is the width of the paper. Each roll has about 100 feet of paper - so length wise we have a lot of flexibility.
GSM or g/m2 simply mean ‘grams per square metre’. This relates to the weight of the paper and manufacturers will state the maximum weights their printers will accept.
Mil is a US engineering term for 1/1000th of an inch (from French mille for one thousand). Thus, 9 mil paper is 0.009 inch or about 0.23 mm thick. Newspaper and typing paper run about 2.5-3.5 mils. Photo paper used in 1-hour labs is about 8.5 mils thick.
Satin Photo Paper - 24" 200 g/m^2 7.9mil
Gloss Photo Paper - 24" 200 g/m^2 7.7mil
Bright White Inkjet Paper - 36" 90g/m^2 4.7mil
Heavyweight Coated Paper - 42" 130g/m^2 6.6mil
For overall basic specs for this printer see this link.