GSM refers to the term “Grams per Square Metre”. As a buyer of sticky notes or notepads, this is essential as it helps you determine which type of paper thickness works best for you. A slight difference between GSM can make a large difference, so we’ve provided a quick comparison as to how to choose the right GSM between sticky notes and notepads. We’ve also added an additional section to compare between heavier and lighter GSM.
Our notepads come at 70 GSM. This level of GSM sits in the sweet spot between thin paper and more general household paper. Its lightweight design makes it ideal for notepads whilst still retaining a solid piece of note-taking paper. It also means you can fit more pages in your notepad!
Our sticky notes are slightly higher than our notepads at 80 GSM. The extra difference is to account for the utility of sticky notes, ie. being attached to various surfaces. It is necessary to have an adaptable piece of paper that is also weighty enough to act as a great piece of writing material.
Comparison Between GSM Levels
As a comparison for our sticky notes and notepads, here are some examples of other GSM levels to help you get a feel as to how our products fit in these categories:
- 35 GSM – extremely thin paper, such as in newspapers;
- 100 GSM – household paper, such as printer paper;
- 140 GSM – poster paper, ideal to withstand wear and tear;
- 300 GSM – outdoor flyers, suited to weather conditions;
- 400 GSM – premium cardboard, utilised in business cards.
We have tailored out sticky notes and notepads to fit in the perfect level between thin paper and household paper, making them versatile and useful just for you.