GROUNDWOOD papers, such as
newsprint, are made from mechanically ground wood pulp that contains
impurities (i.e., everything that nature puts into the tree).
FREE SHEET papers are made
from pulp that is "cooked" and chemically treated to leave them free of
TEXT papers are free sheet
papers that come in a wide variety of colors and surface patterns.
There are many, many kinds, and all of them are created to appeal to
graphic designers who need special papers to create distinctive "looks"
for brochures, presentation folders, and other fancy printed pieces.
The term "text" derives from "texture"--it has nothing to do with copy
"text" per se.
UNCOATED BOOK papers are
the general- purpose, workhorse papers of everyday printing--they're
widely used in publishing and direct-mail advertising. They can be
rough-surfaced or smooth- surfaced. They come in a variety of colors
(though not in as many colors as text papers). The terms "uncoated
book" and "offset" are used interchangeably to denote this category of