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John Goerger wrote: >You are right except for one thing, gsm is exactly what it says, grams per >square meter. A 500 sheet ream of one square meter paper that had a basis >weight of 250gsm would weigh 125,000 grams or about 275 pounds. The rest >of your post was right on :-) I did the same calculation as well and you're right. It'd be darn heavy stock :-) Our local paper guy confirmed that gsm is exactly that - cut a sheet of stock to 1 metre square and weigh it. No allowance for type or quantity. Just weigh it. Deliciously simple, eh? One minor point while on S.I. (Systeme Internationale d'Unites) units, meter is a measuring instrument, metre is the unit of length. Retentive you say? Yeah, I know ;-) regards Tony Barnett "May the best things in your life become the worst things in your life". Irish toast - Please turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for instructions.
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