Many of us may possess a copy of the Ramcharit Manas, The Holy Bible or The Quran or any other holy scripture. But have you ever wondered how such voluminous books are so light? Thatâ€™s because of the paper used in these books is designed to be light for heavy text printing.
Manufactured in ITC's Paperboards unit at Tribeni - thin printing papers, as we call them are made from 100% virgin fibres sourced from sustainably managed plantations. These papers have a thickness range of 28 gsm to 35 gsm (the weight of the paper - read as grams per square meter) and are highly opaque resulting in minimum 'show-through' and maximum PPI (pages per inch), making it suitable for voluminous publications.
The extraordinary smoothness and brightness of the thin printing paper lead to excellent printability, while its natural shade increases the archival appeal. The special fillers in the paper ensure that the pages are preserved for years without any signs of yellowing.
So, next time, when the words from these holy books touch your soul, be assured that your fingers are touching another masterpiece from ITC.