Before selecting your index
paper stock, consider these variables:
• Will the catalog be replaced frequently?
• Will the catalog be used in presentations
where a quality image is important?
• Will printing appear on the sheet
as well as the tab area?
• Will white serve your purpose
or do you want to make an impression with color stock?
Common Sheet Size: 11" x 8½",
and 8½" x 5½" plus ½" tab extension.
The tab part extends ½” more
than the regular paper. 8 ½ x 11 paper with a tab ...
you will require to print on 9 x
A general rule about index paper
weight is this: if they get heavy use and you don't want film laminate
reinforcing, you need a heavier stock. Normally, a lighter weight
stock is sufficient for reinforced indexes, which can be an economical
alternative to costly heavyweight stock.
Our standard stock is 90lbs.
Also, if you intend to replace the
indexes frequently, the stock can be even lighter, though we do not recommend