Paper Weight Chart

Basis Weight:

The basis weight of a paper is the designated fixed weight of 500 sheets, measured in pounds, in that paper's basic sheet size.

It is important to note that the "basic sheet size" is not the same for all types of paper.


Caliper refers to the thickness of a sheet of paper expressed in thousandth of an inch. This measurement is taken with a micro meter. Normally, paper caliper should not have more than a + or - 5% variance within a sheet. Generally, the relation between caliper and basis weight the greater the caliper (the thicker the paper), the greater the paper weight.

Equivalent Weight:

While different paper types have different basic sizes, papers can still be compared by using equivalent weight.

Paper Weight

Konica Minolta's Media Guide

Find the paper weights recommended for your bizhub in the Konica Minolta's Media Guide. You will find helpful information about paper as well. Click on the book image below to download.

Media Guide

Color MFPs

bizhub C200

bizhub C203/C253/C353/C353P

bizhub C451/C550/C650

bizhub C552/C652

Color Printers

magicolor 1600W/1650EN/1680MF/1690MF

magicolor 2400/2500 Series

magicolor 2480MF/2590MF, bizhub C10/X

magicolor 4650EN/DN, magicolor 4690MF/4695MF, bizhub C20P/X,bizhub C20/X

magicolor 5500/5600 Series, bizhub C30P/X, bizhub C31P/X

magicolor 7450/7450 grafx/7450 II/7450 II grafx

magicolor 8650DN


bizhub 200/250/350

bizhub 360/420/500

bizhub 361/421/501

bizhub 600/750

bizhub 601/751

B&W Printers

pagepro 1380MF/1390MF

pagepro 4650EN/5650EN, bizhub 40P/X

pagepro 9100N