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Built print shop tough.

Opus is the do-it-all, multipurpose paper. Built print shop tough to offer the ultimate versatility and productivity. With a broad range of weights and engineered for pressroom efficiency, Opus serves as the one-stop solution for an expansive range of high quality printing needs.

Heft and Stiffness

Delivering a higher quality feel than any competitive grade at the same basis weight combined with the ability to handle tough pressroom conditions.

Accurate Color Matching

Optically engineered to reproduce more colors, making it easier to match press sheets to color proofs.

Environmentally Responsible

Opus sheets feature FSC® and SFI® Chain of Custody certifications, is Lacey Act compliant, and 100% of the electricity used to manufacture Opus sheets is Green-e® certified renewable energy. 10% of the fiber in Opus sheets is derived from Post Consumer Waste (PCW). Opus web features FSC® and SFI® Chain of Custody certifications as a standard offering and is also available as PEFC certified upon request, Opus web is Lacey Act compliant, and 100% of the electricity used to manufacture the full Opus product line is Green-e® certified renewable energy. Opus web is available with 10% and 30% of the fiber derived from PCW upon request. Sappi Fine Paper North America is a certified SmartWaySM Transport partner.

Versatility

Offering the broadest range of paper weights, finishes, and postal caliper guarantees of any multipurpose paper making it a one-brand solution to handle most print projects.

Availability

Supported by merchants across the country and Sappi’s regional distribution centers.

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Overview

Grades are run to weight and finish except where noted.
Surface Gloss Dull Matte Satin
Format Digital Sizes¹
Sheets²
Rolls/Web²

¹ see Opus DX
² Opus 30 sheets and web available as special making order
Digital Sizes¹
Sheets²
Rolls/Web²

¹ see Opus DX
² Opus 30 sheets and web available as special making order
Sheets¹
Rolls/Web¹

¹ Opus 30 sheets and web available as special making order
Rolls/Web
Type Performance family
coated fine paper (US)
Performance family
coated fine paper (US)
Performance family
coated fine paper (US)
Performance family
coated fine paper (US)
Print process Sheetfed offset litho printing
Heatset web offset printing
Digital printing
Sheetfed offset litho printing
Heatset web offset printing
Digital printing
Sheetfed offset litho printing
Heatset web offset printing
Heatset web offset printing
Basis weight text 60lb / 89 gsm*
70lb / 104 gsm
80lb / 118 gsm
90lb / 133 gsm*
100lb / 148 gsm

* web only
60lb / 89 gsm*
70lb / 104 gsm
80lb / 118 gsm
100lb / 148 gsm

* web only
60lb / 89 gsm
70lb / 104 gsm
80lb / 118 gsm
100lb / 148 gsm
60lb / 89 gsm*
70lb / 104 gsm*
80lb / 118 gsm*
100lb / 148 gsm*

* web only
Basis weight cover 65lb / 176 gsm
80lb / 216 gsm
100lb / 270 gsm**
120lb / 325 gsm**
130lb / 352 gsm**

** sheet only
65lb / 176 gsm*
80lb / 216 gsm
100lb / 270 gsm**
120lb / 325 gsm**
130lb / 352 gsm**

* web only
** sheet only
65lb / 7pt. / 176 gsm
80lb / 216 gsm**

** sheet only
65lb / 176 gsm*

* web only

Benefits

Sappi Solution Gloss Dull Matte Satin
Rich, Tactile Sense
elegant, sophisticated luxury items; textured images; illustrations; textiles
 
 
 
 
Fine Detail
reproductions; hard, shiny objects,
metallic inks; solids and screens
 
 
 
 
Readability and Clarity
text combined with imagery; soft subject matter; low–glare requirements; financials
 
 
 
 
Accurate Color Matching
flesh tones; fine art reproductions; product/brand; replications
 
 
 
 
Warmth and Depth
images rich in warm tones (furniture, food, fabrics); earth tones; illustrations
 
 
 
 
Cool and Crisp
images using cool blue tones; high–contrast imagery; hard, shiny metallic objects; black-and-white photography
 
 
 
 
Heft and Substance
items handled by consumers; direct-mail; brand communications; point-of-purchase material; inserts
 
 
 
 
Environmental
products requiring environmentally friendly paper; corporate responsibility reports; corporate communications; catalogs
 
 
 
 

End Use Applications

End Use Applications Gloss Dull Matte Satin
Annual Reports X X X X
Books X X X X
Brochures X X X X
Calendars X X X X
Catalogs X X   X
Direct Mail X X X  
Presentation Folders X X X  
Digital Printing X X    
Greeting Cards X X X X
Inserts X X X X
Leaflets X X X X
Magazines X X X X
Posters X X   X
Sustainability Reports X X X X

The Sustainable Choice

It's not just about preserving our forests and resources—although that's extremely important. It's also about preserving the integrity of your communications. That's why Sappi has attained the highest levels of third party certification possible for a paper company.

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain of Custody certification means from the forest to the printer, this paper is produced following the most sustainable practices currently available.

The SFI Program certifies that 100% of the raw materials used to manufacture this paper comes through our SFI certified procurement system. The SFI Standard balances the perpetual growing and harvesting of trees with wildlife, plant, soil and water protection.

The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification—an independent, nonprofit, non-governmental organization—works with forest managers, paper and timber companies and their external certifiers to assure that the world’s forests are managed sustainably for the benefit of future generations.