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Engineered for the long run


Impress large, demanding audiences.

Beauty and strength, together in one powerful package that's perfect for publishers, direct mailers, catalogers and printers alike. At Somerset, our one-of-a-kind manufacturing process produces sturdy paper with a smooth surface and remarkable on-press performance. With Somerset, you always get stunning results that demand your audience's attention.

Incredible Versatility

Somerset is the only mill that combines papermaking, coating and calendering into a single continuous process. This means a stronger paper with more heft and fewer splices, which is critical to high-volume web printing. The process also creates a smoother surface that allows ink to stay higher up on the paper for superior holdout and print gloss.

Peace of Mind

Somerset is the perfect solution for high-intensity printing environments. Its incredible durability means fewer web breaks and less downtime, which also means less hassle and fewer surprise costs. And the Somerset Mill uses three machines all capable of producing a high volume of multiple weights and finishes helping to ensure your project comes in on time.

Minimal Variability

Somerset delivers a far more substantial feel when compared to similar basis weight papers. This is critical for publishers and direct mailers because it allows for a lighter weight while maintaining a powerful, tactile experience that your customers will want to keep in their hands longer.


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® Chain of Custody certified; FSC®, PEFC available upon request; Lacey Act compliant; Certified SmartWay Transport partner; 10% post-consumer recycled fiber (PCRF) available upon request; Made in the USA

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Grades are run to weight and finish except where noted.
Surface Gloss Satin Matte
Format Rolls/Web
Type #3
Coated fine paper (US)
Coated fine paper (US)
Coated fine paper (US)
Print process Heatset web offset printing
Heatset web offset printing
Heatset web offset printing
Basis weight text 45lb / 67 gsm
50lb / 74 gsm
55lb / 81 gsm
60lb / 89 gsm
70lb / 104 gsm
80lb / 118 gsm
90lb / 133 gsm
100lb / 148 gsm
45lb / 67 gsm
50lb / 74 gsm
60lb / 89 gsm
70lb / 104 gsm
80lb / 118 gsm
100lb / 148 gsm
45lb / 67 gsm
50lb / 74 gsm
60lb / 89 gsm
70lb / 104 gsm
80lb / 118 gsm
100lb / 148 gsm
105lb / 7pt. / 155 gsm
Basis weight cover 68lb / 7pt. / 185 gsm
80lb / 7pt. / 216 gsm
62lb / 7pt. / 169 gsm
65lb / 176 gsm
80lb / 9pt. / 216 gsm


Sappi Solution Gloss Satin 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 Satin Matte  
Books X X X  
Brochures X X X  
Calendars X X    
Catalogs X X X  
Direct Mail X X X  
Inserts X X X  
Magazines X X X  
Posters 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.

* Available in limited quantity and by request

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.