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Project calculations by faces or weight
Saturating grade papers

There are many projects presented to you that you need to determine "quickly" what quantities need to be ordered or if you have sufficient inventory on hand to meet the requested deadlines. This calculator finds the weight raw paper needed based on the numbers of faces or finds the number of faces that can be produced from the amount (weight) of paper on hand.

Required input for length:

  • Grammage or basis weight
  • Board or face dimensions in millimeters or inches
  • Weight of paper or number of faces

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 - Width default is set at 2 and all others are set at 0 decimal places


  • 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 board or face dimensions (width & length) in millimeters or inches. Note: this calculator does NOT compensate for the expansion of raw paper in the treating process. Typical expansion rates are approximately 1.5% in width and .5% on length.
  • Step 3: enter the weight of paper on hand or the number of faces needed for the project.
  • Press the 'PLANit' button.
  • The decimal places (located between the 'PLANit' & reset buttons) can be changed at any time. Note: The original values entered is not modified with the decimal change request. Also note: Width and length values are 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:
Board or face dimensions
Step 3:
Enter Weight of the paper or number of faces / sheets
Grams / square meter
 Width - mm      Length - mm
Faces / sheets
Pounds / 3,000 sq. ft.
 Width - inch      Length - inch

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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