Calculate grammage of paper with Presto GSM kit

# Calculate grammage of paper with Presto GSM kit

Grammage of paper refers to the weight or mass of paper per unit area, typically measured in grams per square meter (GSM). Calculating the grammage of paper is a crucial aspect within the printing and publishing industries as it provides valuable insights into various critical factors.

Calculating grammage aids in ensuring consistent quality throughout different batches or shipments of paper by identifying any variations that may occur due to manufacturing processes or supplier discrepancies. Thus, we at Presto being the leading manufacturer of GSM testing machine has designed this high-quality testing equipment to make it easy for the manufacturers to test the grammage of paper.

This high-quality testing equipment comes with a GSM round cutter and GSM weighing balance that makes it easy for the manufacturers to conduct quality tests on the materials. In this blog, we are going to provide you with information about the Presto grammage checking kit and how to calculate the grammage of paper accurately with the help of this quality testing equipment.

## Importance of calculating the grammage of paper

Grammage refers to the weight or thickness of a paper material. It is measured in grams per square meter (GSM) and indicates how much a single sheet of paper weighs. Essentially, it tells us the density of the paper. Calculating grammage accurately involves measuring both the weight and size of a specific sheet of paper. The weight can be determined using a scale, while the size is typically measured by calculating the area in square meters.

Calculating the grammage of paper holds paramount significance in various industries where precise measurements and quality control are vital.

By accurately determining the grammage, manufacturers can ensure consistency across batches, guaranteeing that their customers receive uniform and standardized materials.

Moreover, this measurement plays a pivotal role in maintaining high levels of efficiency during production processes such as printing, packaging, and labelling operations.

You can easily measure the accurate GSM value of the product with the Presto GSM kit. Now, let us discuss a brief about the Presto grammage checking kit.

## All about Presto Grammage checking kit

If you are working in the packaging industry, then you must have an idea about the determination of the weight of different packaging materials. With the help of a GSM machine, you will be able to test the weights of various materials like knitting fabrics, paper, cardboard, and other related materials. Thus, if you are searching for a reliable testing machine to determine the GSM of different materials then we have a solution for you. Presto has come up with one of the amazing testing kits known as the grammage checking kit. This testing kit contains two testing instruments. The first one is the digital weighing balance and the second one is the GSM round cutter. With the help of these testing instruments, you will be able to determine the GSM value of different materials.

Once you keep a check on the strength of the packaging material then there will be no chance of getting damage to the product. Thus, to ensure this factor, you must take the GSM test. The GSM or weight per unit area will be calculated by precisely cutting the testing specimen.

The first testing machine i.e. GSM weighing balance will accurately measure the GSM value and offer highly accurate testing results. The second testing machine i.e. GSM round cutter, will help you to accurately cut the specimen to check its weight or grammage of the sample. These two testing machines are highly portable and test your packaging samples. We provide you with the best paper GSM tester to check grammage.

Below we have listed the features and technical specifications of this quality testing equipment.

### Features of Presto GSM kit

The Grammage kit is testing equipment used in various industries such as acrylic sheets, aluminium, and foils, bags and luggage of cotton, Paper, Printing, Packaging and leather, belts, footware, paper industry, package material, boxes, polyester & BOP films, thermal paper, Adhesive, and many more.

It has been designed with high-quality features that include:

• The main body is made of excellent quality aluminium casting for lightweight and resilience.
• A lock system is also provided for safety.
• 2 No’s Special quality GSM pad is provided for support while cutting.
• The machine is equipped with 4 nos. of replaceable German Blades.
• The movement of the Hand Wheel is ¼ rounds to cut a sample.
• Highly accurate testing results.

### Technical specifications of Presto GSM kit

• Sample Area: 100 cm2
• Sample Diameter: 112.87 mm
• Type of Cut: Circular
• Blade holders: 4 Nos. Stainless Steel
• No. of Blades: 4 Nos.
• Safety Lock: Fine Brass Lock
• Handle Wheel: Special Bakelite Handle
• Size of Gray Cutting Pad: 300(L) x 200(W) x 21 (H)
• Movement of Hand wheel: ¼ Round to cut a sample
• Weighing balance capacity/least count: 200 g/ 0.01 g
• Linearity: +/ 0.01 g
• Calibration weight: 200 g
• Pan Size (Weighing balance): 120 mm

With these high-end features and technical specifications, manufacturers can easily conduct quality tests on the materials and ensure that quality materials will be delivered to the customers.

GSM will be calculated by multiplying the weight of the sample in grams by 1000 and dividing the whole by the area of the sample in cm2. You can make the use of GSM calculating kit by Presto that will help you to determine the GSM of paper and fabric. In this kit, you will get a GSM cutter and digital GSM balance.

If you want to know more about this quality lab testing instrument then give us a call at +91-9210903903 or email us at info@prestogroup.com. Our team of technical experts will consult you regarding all your needs and queries.