
Some notes about paper
Linen: For a deluxe look, your book can be printed on linen paper,
either 60 pound or 70 pound, light cream or bright white. The 60pound
paper is watermarked. The 70 pound linen is not watermarked; however,
any book over 28 pages would look too bulky at the spine printed on 70pound
paper.
Watermarks, a feature nowadays of quality writing paper, were commonly
pressed into all book paper up until the mid18th century. Only half the
pages in a chapbook would bear watermarks, since they consist of 8½
x 11inch sheets folded in two.
Surcharge for linen, per page:
if 50 books— 50¢
if 100 books— $1.00
For example, to print 50 copies of a 20page chapbook on linen, add
50¢ x 20 = $10.00 to the basic cost; for 100 copies, add $1.00
x 20 = $20.00.
Translucent fly leaf: For a translucent paper
over the inside title page, add $5.00 for 50 books, $10.00 for 100 books.
The same rate applies for an opaque colored fly leaf.
Deluxe covers: Premium cover papers (or any special paper orders)
are available for an additional $10, regardless of size or quantity
of
books. Cover samples currently in stock will be supplied once production
is underway.
If you are curious about paper, you might visit a local paper supply
retailer and ask to look at sample papers. Should you spot a paper you
like, write down its name, the manufacturer and any other identifying
information. Any paper currently on the market can be ordered. 

About paper weights
Covers:
Why is it that the basic “lightweight” chapbook cover is a
90pound index paper, but the “heavier” cover papers weigh 80
pounds? They are different types or grades of paper. Paper is designated
by its weight per ream — 500 sheets — of a specified size for a particular
type of paper.
Regular cover paper is cut in sheets that are twothirds the size of
index paper, and so a ream of the larger sheets of index paper
would weigh about the same as a 60lb. cover paper. A 67lb. vellum
bristol paper is the lightest of all papers used for book covers,
softer than index paper, equivalent to a 50lb. cover.
Text paper:
The 60pound book paper used in basic chapbooks is the same as
24pound writing paper.
