The coated paper is a type of paper made from uncoated one, and obtained by overlapping layers of various materials, for example calcium carbonate, kaolinite, bentonite and talc, in variable quantities, depending on the manufacturer. The application of these substances improves the appearance of the support.
Compared to plain paper that absorbs ink, coated paper has a better color rendering, so it’s often used for printing magazines and brochures, in which the number of images and photographs is greater compared to plain text.
Coated paper is also stronger than uncoated one, but when folded it inevitably shows its untreated core.
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