Dictionary paper
Specification
  • Grammage: 28-50gsm
  • Color: white,blue white, cream-coloured

Dictionary paper, also known as Bible paper or Indian paper, is a special type of high-grade printing paper, so named because it was originally used primarily for printing Bibles, as well as other large reference books such as dictionaries, thesauruses, and classic works. With its unique properties and specifications, this paper is designed to be particularly suitable for books that are thick but require lightweight, easy portability and durability.

Features

  1. Quantity and Thickness: Dictionary paper is generally 25 to 50 g/m2, which is lighter and thinner than ordinary printing paper, making books printed on dictionary paper much lighter in overall weight, and thus more portable.
  2. Physical properties: Dictionary paper has good strength and toughness, even after many times of flipping and folding will not be easily broken. Its surface is white and delicate, the texture is tight and smooth, and some varieties are even slightly transparent, increasing the comfort of reading.
  3. Hygroscopicity and water resistance: Dictionary paper has a certain degree of hygroscopicity, which means that it is more sensitive to humidity, and is prone to hygroscopic deformation when encountering humid environments; at the same time, it also has a certain degree of water resistance, which can resist water penetration to a certain extent, and maintain the stability and durability of the paper.
  4. Durability and quality: Dictionary paper refined from all-wood fibers is endowed with excellent durability due to its high purity and long fibers, and is not easily discolored or brittle after long periods of use.

Applications

  • Book Printing: Dictionary paper is most typically used for printing large books of all kinds, including but not limited to dictionaries, thesauruses, encyclopedias, collections of classic literature, and a variety of scholarly works, etc. These books usually have many pages, and dictionary paper ensures that the entire book is both compact and easy to carry.
  • Cartography: Due to its lightness and transparency, it is sometimes used for the printing of high-quality maps and charts.
  • Art reproduction: Because of its fine texture and excellent reproduction of fine lines and colors, dictionary paper is also used for high-end art reproduction and limited-edition books.