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Length of a roll by width & weight of the roll
Saturating Grade Papers

This calculator finds the length of a roll of untreated saturating grade paper when you know the grammage or basis weight, width and weight of the roll.

Required input:

  • Grammage or basis weight
  • Width of the paper in millimeters or inches
  • Weight of the roll in kilograms or pounds

Key Features:

  • Allows mixed entries between metric and imperial values converting the values as you enter
  • Partial clearing of the calculator is supported - just re-enter the value to a earlier step
  • Decimal point accuracy up to five places - default is 2 decimal places (1/100)


  • Step 1: enter basis weight in (pounds or grams) in the appropriate field. Note: grammage & basis weights are usually quoted on raw paper. On printed designs, pigments (ink) can add 3 to 10% to the basis weight depending on the design.
  • Step 2: enter the width of the paper in millimeters or inches
  • Step 3: enter the weight of the roll in kilogram or pounds. Note: this does not compensate for the weight of the core.
  • Press the 'PLANit' button.
  • The decimal places (located between the reset & 'PLANit' button) can be changed at any time. Note: The original values entered is not modified with the decimal change request.
  • To clear the values just press the reset button to clear or re-enter a new value.
Step 1:
Grammage - basis weight
Step 2:
Width of the paper
Step 3:
Weight of the roll
Estimated length of the roll
Grams / square meter
Pounds / 3,000 sq. ft.

Disclaimer: These calculators serve only as a guide and therefore the results are not guaranteed. While every effort was made to make these calculators as accurate as possible, product tolerances and rounding errors can and do affect the calculations. Please consult the decorative surfacing manufacturer or supplier for actual values.

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