Coated Paper - What is coated paper?
Paper that has had a finishing layer or coating applied during the manufacturing process to enhance its finish and printability. The coating is designed to improve certain characteristics of the paper so that the finished paper product has the properties required for its intended application; this includes its opacity, brightness, whiteness, colour, surface smoothness, gloss, and ink receptivity. Coated papers are divided into categories based on the amount of coating applied; these categories include light coated, medium coated, high coated, and art papers (which are used for high resolution artwork). Coated paper is also sometimes used to refer to paper that is intended for use as a face material and has had an adhesive layer applied.Go Back to Glossary