Bond paper


Bond paper

Bond paper is a high quality durable writing paper similar to bank paper but having a weight greater than 50 g/m2. The name comes from it having originally been made for documents such as government bonds. It is now used for letterheads, OMR and other stationery and as paper for electronic printers. Widely employed for graphic work involving pencil, pen and felt-tip marker, bond paper can sometimes contain rag fibre pulp, which produces a stronger, though rougher, sheet of paper. Nowadays, however, bond paper is currently known as being a smooth white sheet commonly made from normal eucalyptus pulp.

UK Government specifies thickness of 115 µm. [http://www.gpo.gov/acquisition/paperspecs/089.txt]

References

* Webster's Third New International Dictionary

* Chamber's Science and Technology Dictionary


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