Cougar Paper – Paper Weight Chart

Cougar by Domtar is one of our most popular selling paper and envelopes.  It has proven over the years to be a quality product at a reasonable cost.  Additionally, Cougar has transformed itself to be more than an offset printing sheet.  As it keeps up with paper trends and market demands, it is offering varying weights and finishes. If you are trying to find the Classic Cougar Sheet yet find yourself a little overwhelmed, see the grid below.  This is a simple grid to assist with weight, finish, opacity, brightness and bulk factor (caliper). (Note that Cougar envelopes are converted from Cougar Text 24/60 or 28/70).

Cougar White = 98 brightness — Cougar Natural = 75 brightness
COUGAR TEXT
Basis Weight (Text)
GSM
Opacity
Caliper
Super Smooth
Smooth
Vellum
24/60
89
93
4.2
4.6
5.2
28/70
104
94
4.7
5.2
6.0
32/80
118
96
5.3
5.9
6.8
40/100
148
97
6.7
7.5
8.6
COUGAR COVER
Basis Weight (Cover)
GSM
Opacity
Caliper
Super Smooth
Smooth
Vellum
65
176
98
8.1
8.8
80
216
99
10.1
10.9
100
270
99
13
13.9
130
351
100
16.2
17.6 Avg
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Cougar Opaque Announcement Envelopes

Cougar A-Size envelopes are offered in a variety of sizes along with two shades and two finishes.  With such a vast arrangement to stock, we are not offering the 32/80 Text (118 gsm).  We recommend using 28/70 (104 gsm) as this is offered in all sizes and is only slightly different.  Cougar envelopes are and have been a popular product for years and offered great quality at reasonable prices.

If you were using 32/80 smooth finish, transitioning to 28/70 vellum finish has an average caliper difference that is minimal. Actually, when looking up the average caliper, these have the same results, 28/70 vellum average caliper 6.0 and 32/80 smooth average caliper 5.9 – This is only addressing the ‘bulk’ factor – but possibly that may have been your only concern. You can view all the Cougar Envelopes we offer with one simple click. Also, before switching grades, view our paper weight chart for Cougar Paper to best determine your project needs.

If you are considering a grade transition and your project requires smooth finish, yet thicker, we are suggesting Neenah Classic Crest Solar White or Natural.  We do offer all A-Sizes with 32/80 smooth finish.