Paper calculator tool

Even for those in the industry, understanding the terminology and how to make the calculations can be confusing. Our paper calculators provide you with quick and easy tools which allow you to simply select your paper, enter your data and find the answers.

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Basis sizes and areas

Basis weight relates to how heavy any particular paper is. In the US, it's measured differently than the rest of the world.

Learn more about basis sizes and areas

Sheet weights

Determine the M weight, ream weight and weight for a given number of sheets of paper in the specific size entered.

Calculate sheet weights

Roll weights

Calculate the approximate weight of a roll of paper.

Calculate roll weights

Basis weight/metric conversions

Convert basis weight (in pounds) for a ream of standard basis size papers to the metric equivalent (in grams per meter2) and vice-versa.

View basis weight conversion

Equivalent weights

Find basis weights and metric equivalents.

View equivalent basis weights

Linear footage

Determine the linear footage of a roll of paper.

Calculate linear footage


Calculate the MSI (thousand square inches) and MSF (thousand square feet) in a roll of paper.

Calculate MSI and MSF

PPI (pages per inch)

Calculate the number of pages in an inch of paper with a given caliper (thickness) per sheet.

Calculate pages per inch


Convert standard price types.

Convert standard price types

Paper estimator

Estimate the minimum amount of paper needed to print a given number of books.

Estimate paper needs

Other conversions

Find conversion formulas for many common units.

View common conversion formulas

Area and volume calculations

Find area and volume formulas for many common geometrical solids.

View area and volume formulas


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