Don’t Let Paper Weigh You Down – Go Lightweight

by Laura


LightweightPaper is everything when you need a book that won’t weigh you down. Whether you have a high-page-count book with a long shelf life, are looking to combine a series into a single volume, or are looking for a way to reduce the weight of your book, you need a printer you can trust to deliver what you need.

At the Forefront of Lightweight Printing

When CJK Group acquired the assets of Dickinson Press (which now operates as Sheridan GR due to its location in Grand Rapids, MI) in late 2018, with it came over 130 years of experience printing on lightweight paper. In fact, Sheridan GR was the first in the United States to produce bibles with lightweight paper on a heatset web press.

Light on Weight, Big on Opacity

Lightweight paper is typically considered anything less than 35#, and Sheridan routinely prints on stocks down to 18#.  At Sheridan, your lightweight options include acid-free and groundwood papers – giving you the ability to select the stock best suited for your project and budget. We take care to select stocks that minimize show through, are durable, and will be around for years to come.

Perfect for a Variety of Books

Be it one-color or two-color text printing, Sheridan produces a variety of titles with lightweight paper. Most common are:

  • Bibles and hymnals
  • Financial prospectuses
  • Directories
  • Reference books
  • Series combined into a single volume

When you partner with Sheridan for your lightweight print needs, you can depend on us to produce a quality project, on-time, that is built to last. Contact your Sheridan sales representative to learn more about printing your next project on lightweight paper and to request a sample.