Commonly Used Paper
Newsprint, commonly known as white paper, is rarely used in offset printing due to its soft texture, thinness, and light weight. It’s used only for printing newspapers. Newsprint can be divided into web and plated paper. It’s weight is generally 51gsm. It’s characters like soft paper, strong ink absorption, smooth and ink-free paper. However due to softness of such paper, strong ink absorption, and low water resistance, it is necessary t strictly control the printing surface moisture to prevent overprinting and lapping.