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The dynamic direct mail solution.

With all the beauty and versatility you expect from Opus, Opus PS® is designed specifically for direct mail. Featuring superior glue-ability, fold-ability and 7pt and 9pt caliper grades for predictable postage costs, Opus PS meets the needs of nearly any direct mail campaign.

Incredible Versatility

Opus offers the broadest range of weights and finishes across sheet, web and digital formats. The family tree extends to Opus PS, optimized for direct mail with superior glue-ability, fold-ability and caliper guarantees for predictable postage costs and Opus DX, engineered to perform on both dry and liquid toner digital presses.

Balanced Shade and Brightness

Shade determines how evenly light reflects from a surface. A neutral shade provides a full, balanced gamut of light, which can come at the cost of crisp, intense color. Brightness gives vibrancy and pop, but this can come at the cost of shifting some pastels and warmer tones to a bluer shade. Opus perfectly balances the two, delivering a full range of dynamic color.

Minimal Variability

Opus has the tightest tolerance standards of any premium paper in its category, delivering minimal variability within and across runs. Nothing else in the industry even comes close.


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


When you commit to a print campaign, you should be confident in your paper company's approach to sustainability. That's why we take a holistic view of our environmental responsibilities from harvest through manufacturing, distribution, end use and disposal. From beginning to end, we infuse environmental and social responsibility into our paper, processes and people in order to give you one less thing to worry about.

SFI® and FSC® Chain of Custody certified; PEFC available upon request for web; Lacey Act compliant; 100% of electricity used is Green-e® certified renewable energy; Certified SmartWay Transport partner; 10% post-consumer recycled fiber (PCRF) in all Opus sheets products (web available upon request); Made in the USA

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Opus PS Gloss Dull Matte
Format Digital sizes¹

¹ see Opus DX
Type Premium #2
coated fine paper (US)
Premium #2
coated fine paper (US)
Premium #2
coated fine paper (US)
Print process

Basis weight text None
105lb / 7pt. / 155 gsm
Basis weight cover 70lb (128lb text) / 7pt. / 189 gsm
78lb (143lb text) / 8pt. / 211 gsm*
85lb (156lb text) / 9pt. / 230 gsm

* web only
70lb (128lb text) / 7pt. / 189 gsm
78lb (143lb text) / 8pt. / 211 gsm
85lb (156lb text) / 9pt. / 230 gsm
80lb / 9pt. / 216 gsm


Sappi Solution Gloss Dull Matte  
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
products requiring environmentally friendly paper; corporate responsibility reports; corporate communications; catalogs

End Use Applications

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