Groundwood Paper

Groundwood Paper is now available! Groundwood Paper is similar to the paper used in mass market books. On the IngramSpark website, Groundwood Paper will be described as "B&W: printed on 38lb eggshell paper (mass market-like)". 

  • Groundwood Paper will be available in the U.S. only
  • Books set up to print with Groundwood Paper that are printed outside of the U.S. will be automatically converted to 55# crème paper (spine widths will be adjusted automatically to accommodate this)
  • U.K.: Groundwood Paper will soon be available in the U.K., until then, books set up to print with groundwood paper will be printed on 55# creme paper
  • Australia: In the Australia print facility, books set up to print with groundwood paper will be printed on 55# creme paper
  • Global Connect printer partners will print books that are set up with the groundwood paper option on 55# creme paper 
  • Groundwood Paper is available in limited B&W trim sizes, in both paperback and hardcover formats. A list of book types and trim sizes is included below.
  • Books printed with Groundwood Paper are eligible for distribution
  • The print cost for Groundwood Paper is the same as our current B&W 55# crème and 55# white paper print costs.

 Groundwood Paper specs are below:

  • Weight = 38#
  • PPI = 408
  • Opacity = 94
  • Brightness = 70
BOOK TYPES & PAGES
TRIM SIZES MIN MAX
B&W 4 x 6 in or 152 x 102 mm Perfect Bound w/Gloss Lam 18 900
B&W 4 x 6 in or 152 x 102 mm Perfect Bound w/Matte Lam 18 900
B&W 5 x 8 in or 203 x 127 mm Case Laminate w/Gloss Lam 18 840
B&W 5 x 8 in or 203 x 127 mm Case Laminate w/Matte Lam 18 840
B&W 5.06 x 7.81 in or 198 x 129 mm Perfect Bound w/Gloss Lam 18 900
B&W 5.06 x 7.81 in or 198 x 129 mm Perfect Bound w/Matte Lam 18 900
B&W 6 x 9 in or 229 x 152 mm Blue Cloth   18 840
B&W 6 x 9 in or 229 x 152 mm Blue Cloth w/Jacket w/Gloss Lam 18 840
B&W 6 x 9 in or 229 x 152 mm Gray Cloth   18 840
B&W 6 x 9 in or 229 x 152 mm Gray Cloth w/Jacket w/Gloss Lam 18 840
B&W 5.5 x 8.25 in or 210 x 140 mm Perfect Bound w/Gloss Lam 18 900
B&W 5.5 x 8.25 in or 210 x 140 mm Perfect Bound w/Matte Lam 18 900
B&W 6 x 9 in or 229 x 152 mm Case Laminate w/Gloss Lam 18 840
B&W 5.5 x 8.38 in or 213 x 140 mm Perfect Bound w/Gloss Lam 18 900
B&W 5.5 x 7.5 in or 191 x 140 mm Perfect Bound w/Gloss Lam 18 900
B&W 5.5 x 7.5 in or 191 x 140 mm Perfect Bound w/Matte Lam 18 900
B&W 4.37 x 7 in or 178 x 111 mm Perfect Bound w/Gloss Lam 18 900
B&W 5 x 7 in or 178 x 127 mm Perfect Bound w/Gloss Lam 18 900
B&W 5 x 8 in or 203 x 127 mm Perfect Bound w/Gloss Lam 18 900
B&W 5.5 x 8.5 in or 216 x 140 mm (Demy 8vo) Perfect Bound w/Gloss Lam 18 900
B&W 6 x 9 in or 229 x 152 mm Perfect Bound w/Gloss Lam 18 900
B&W 5.83 x 8.27 in or 210 x 148 mm (A5) Perfect Bound w/Gloss Lam 18 900
B&W 5.25 x 8 in or 203 x 133mm Perfect Bound w/Gloss Lam 18 900
B&W 5.5 x 8.5 in or 216 x 140 mm (Demy 8vo) Blue Cloth   18 840
B&W 5.5 x 8.5 in or 216 x 140 mm (Demy 8vo) Blue Cloth w/Jacket w/Gloss Lam 18 840
B&W 5.5 x 8.5 in or 216 x 140 mm (Demy 8vo) Gray Cloth   18 840
B&W 5.5 x 8.5 in or 216 x 140 mm (Demy 8vo) Gray Cloth w/Jacket w/Gloss Lam 18 840
B&W 5.5 x 8.5 in or 216 x 140 mm (Demy 8vo) Case Laminate w/Gloss Lam 18 840
B&W 6.14 x 9.21 in or 234 x 156 mm (Royal 8vo) Perfect Bound w/Gloss Lam 18 900
B&W 6.14 x 9.21in or 234 x 156mm (Royal 8vo) Case Laminate w/Gloss Lam 18 840
B&W 6.14 x 9.21in or 234 x 156mm (Royal 8vo) Blue Cloth   18 840
B&W 6.14 x 9.21in or 234 x 156mm (Royal 8vo) Blue Cloth w/Jacket w/Gloss Lam 18 840
B&W 6.14 x 9.21in or 234 x 156mm (Royal 8vo) Gray Cloth   18 840
B&W 6.14 x 9.21in or 234 x 156mm (Royal 8vo) Gray Cloth w/Jacket w/Gloss Lam 18 840
B&W 6 x 9 in or 229 x 152 mm Blue Cloth w/Jacket w/Matte Lam 18 840
B&W 6 x 9 in or 229 x 152 mm Gray Cloth w/Jacket w/Matte Lam 18 840
B&W 6 x 9 in or 229 x 152 mm Case Laminate w/Matte Lam 18 840
B&W 5.5 x 8.38 in or 213 x 140 mm Perfect Bound w/Matte Lam 18 900
B&W 4.37 x 7 in or 178 x 111 mm Perfect Bound w/Matte Lam 18 900
B&W 5 x 7 in or 178 x 127 mm Perfect Bound w/Matte Lam 18 900
B&W 5 x 8 in or 203 x 127 mm Perfect Bound w/Matte Lam 18 900
B&W 5.5 x 8.5 in or 216 x 140 mm (Demy 8vo) Perfect Bound w/Matte Lam 18 900
B&W 6 x 9 in or 229 x 152 mm Perfect Bound w/Matte Lam 18 900
B&W 5.83 x 8.27 in or 210 x 148 mm (A5) Perfect Bound w/Matte Lam 18 900
B&W 6.14 x 9.21in or 234 x 156mm (Royal 8vo) Case Laminate w/Matte Lam 18 840
B&W 6.14 x 9.21in or 234 x 156mm (Royal 8vo) Blue Cloth w/Jacket w/Matte Lam 18 840
B&W 5.25 x 8 in or 203 x 133mm Perfect Bound w/Matte Lam 18 900
B&W 6.14 x 9.21in or 234 x 156mm (Royal 8vo) Gray Cloth w/Jacket w/Matte Lam 18 840
B&W 6.14 x 9.21 in or 234 x 156 mm (Royal 8vo) Perfect Bound w/Matte Lam 18 840
B&W 5.5 x 8.5 in or 216 x 140 mm (Demy 8vo) Gray Cloth w/Jacket w/Matte Lam 18 840
B&W 5.5 x 8.5 in or 216 x 140 mm (Demy 8vo) Case Laminate w/Matte Lam 18 840
B&W 6.14 x 9.21 in or 234 x 156 mm (Royal 8vo) Perfect Bound w/Matte Lam 18 900
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