WoodFree Coated Paper
Woodfree coated (WFC) paper, often referred to as C1S/C2S, Art Paper or Freesheet are types of paper solutions that have been coated in in order to enhance their surface properties. These paper forms are produced using either groundwood or chemical pulp, resulting in a high-quality, bright finished material.
The WFC production process involves coating the paper with a thin clay coating, as well as additional additives in order to provide the paper with a smooth finish. This coating enhances the paper with a smooth and shiny finish, allowing for high printability. Due to the superior print quality and vibrant finish offered by woodfree coated solutions, these papers are often used to produce a wide range of printing and publishing applications.
The enhanced quality of WFC papers results in a higher price point compared to alternative graphical grades such as Light Weight Coated (LWC) paper. However, these solutions remain a cost-effective material, making it one of the most popular paper solutions throughout the printing industry.
Wood Free Coated Solutions
At PG Paper, we offer a wide range of high quality WFC solutions to meet the specific requirements for various printing applications.
C1S (Coated One Side) Paper
C1S paper, is applied with a clay coating on one side of the sheet to give it an attractive, glossy finish. C1S paper is most often used for applications such as labels, which require excellent printing capabilities on one side of the sheet.
C2S (Coated Two Sides) Paper
C2S paper closely resembles C1S paper, with the distinction lying in the application of the clay coating on both sides. This coated paper solution is frequently used for applications which demand a high-quality, smooth finish on both sides of the sheet including brochures and post cards.
A premium coated paper solution best known for its high printability and pristine finish. Also referred to as art card, this paper material is often applied with a matte or glossy finish to enhance its attractive texture. Art paper is most often used for high-end printing materials such as magazines or brochures.
We have a range of woodfree coated solutions in our exclusive brand portfolio, each possessing unique specifications to fulfil the requirements of many printing materials.