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When one of the heaviest, thickest premium papers is the only product you want then Astrolite 160 lb cover provides the beefiness you need. Monadnock Paper Mills has set the standard for crafting premium quality uncoated text and cover papers. Astrolite premium cover papers, available in Brilliant White Smooth illustrates perfection with its flawless; fiber formation, surface structures, high opacity and bright white (98 brightness) shade resulting in outstanding print quality unmatched in the industry. Astrolite's brilliant white shade provides for maximum color contrast and brilliant image impact with an exquisite surface and superior fiber formation that will give greater dimensional stability and distinction to any printed work. When you use Astrolite papers for your projects you will discover the versatility and quality of one of the world's finest papers which are engineered to be pH neutral (acid free) and are buffered for maximum longevity.

Product Uses

  • Brochure Covers
  • Business Cards
  • Card Making
  • Covers
  • Direct Mail
  • Folders
  • Greeting Cards
  • Hang Tags
  • Invitations
  • Menus
  • Packaging
  • Pocket Folders
  • Report Covers


Mill Monadnock Paper Mills
Brand Astrolite
Product Type Card Stock
Size 8 1/2 x 11
Printer Compatibility Inkjet Printers Laser Printers Offset Printing
Finish Smooth
Coating Uncoated
Grain Direction Grain Long
Paper Style Super Heavy
Eco Features
Carbon Neutral FSC Certified Green-e Certification Lignin Free Processed Chlorine Free
Paper Weight
160 lb Cover DT 432 G/M2 Caliper 20.5 97 PPI
Brightness 98
Paperator™ Color Value
CMYK C = 10, M = 3, Y = 2, K = 2
RGB R = 233, G = 233, B = 226

Monadnock Astrolite®

Astrolite® Papers are easy to print on when following these simple hints. It is recommended to pretest all printing procedures prior to press time to ensure the desired results are achieved.


Print Astrolite like any conventional uncoated paper. We recommend heat resistant, wax free ink if you plan to follow lithography with xerographic or laser printing technologies. The very smooth surface might require extra drying times and short lifts are recommended.


Keep Astrolite products wrapped until the moment of printing. It is essential to let the paper acclimatize, for a minimum of 24 hours – longer during cold weather – in the press room while still wrapped in mill packaging. Keep Astrolite products covered during drying, between passes and prior to any finishing work. Pressroom conditions should be as close as possible to 68 degrees, and 45-60% relative humidity.


Varnish is optional as a surface protector and tinted varnish can be used to achieve creative effects. A 50-50 mix of dull and gloss varnish will match the gloss level of most printing inks. Gloss varnish is not recommended as it could result in enhanced mottle or galvanization effects


To properly score Astrolite, use a 2 point rounded channel score. For the backing channel, it is recommended to use a minimum width of 2.5 times the caliper of the sheet to be scored, plus 28/1000”. Very heavy weights should be scored with a 2-3 point bull nose channel score. Always pretest any procedures prior to production.


Astrolite is suitable for all standard binding processes. It is important to plan for proper grain direction in all binding applications. Grain direction should run parallel to the spine for optimum results.


on 60 lb Text up to 65 lb Cover items. The 80 and 100 lb cover will also work, subject to printer restrictions. We recommend pretesting these heavier weights.


17 x 11, 18 x 12 and 18 1/8 x 13 3/8 are appropriate sheet sizes for a wide variety of devices such as the NexPress 2100, Xerox DocuColor iGen3 and the Heidelberg Quickmaster DI.

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Product Reviews

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5 stars 5.0/5.0
Tiffany M

Love this stock

I’ve ordered it before and will continue it is the perfect weight that I can’t find other places.

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5 stars 5.0/5.0


I had purchased some dies to make greeting cards. In order for these movable cards to work, you have to have very heavy cardstock. Paper Mill was the only place to find 160lb cardstock at a reasonable price. I received my order quickly and cut my first card with this new cardstock. Happy to say it worked perfectly! Sometimes you purchase cardstock and the thicker it is the more brittle it is. This is perfect, not brittle, flexes as my card flexes. I'll be recommending Paper Mill to all of my crafting friends!

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3 stars 3.0/5.0

Great product. Shipping nightmare.

Great product. Exactly what I wanted.

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5 stars 5.0/5.0

Love it!

I used this to duplex in my graphic design business. The paper is sturdy and a very heavy weight. Will definitely buy again.

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2 stars 2.0/5.0

Astrolite Paper

Good Quality

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5 stars 5.0/5.0

Super Astrolite Cardstock

I cut the sheets of Astrolite into 4 5/8 by 6/1/4 cards upon which I paste a design created by free-style cutting of Japanese rice paper, the procedure called "kiri-e." The bright white 160lb. cardstock never buckles. It is just perfect for my folkcraft.

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5 stars 5.0/5.0

Excellent Business Card Stock

This is excellent for business cards. Fed through my canon 495 inkjet printer, however the 200# would not feed through. I have the thickest cards around. Thicker than laminated cards.

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4 stars 4.0/5.0
Rhanes S

excellent, quaility

We have a business size coupon for our massage clients, its easy to carry their coupon in the purse or wallet. We were looking for a very sturdy paper and have recieved that quaility in this paper.

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5 stars 5.0/5.0

Exactly what I had hoped for

After a long stretch of looking unsuccessfully for bright, heavy cardstock I came across this and it is exactly what I had hoped for. Perfect!

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5 stars 5.0/5.0

Excellent Quality

Best cardstock ever!

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