Grammage - What does grammage mean?
A measure of weight; grammage is most commonly used to describe the weight of paper, although it is often applied to a variety of materials including plastics and fabrics. The grammage of a material is defined as the mass per unit area and is expressed as grams per square metre; the symbol for grammage is g/m² but "gsm" is a commonly used alternative. At Label Planet, we use grammage to refer to the weight of our sheets of labels and the face and backing materials used to make our products. It is important to know the grammage of the materials used to make label products as heavier sheets may not feed correctly through some printers.Go Back to Glossary