Ascent is our coated #3 grade that offers brightness, superior opacity and excellent printability making it ideal for magazines, catalogues, brochures and commercial and direct mail applications.

Environmental Footprint: 
  • Made with 87% renewable energy
  • Outstanding emissions performance
  • Fibre from legal North American sources
  • Operations certified to ISO environment and quality standards
  • Enhanced elemental Chlorine free
  • Available as Ascent Sage - superb environmental pedigree

Product Specifications

BASIS WEIGHT (# book basis) 45 50 55 60 70
BASIS WEIGHT (gsm) 66.6 74 81.4 88.8 103.6
BRIGHTNESS (%) 88 88 88 88 88
GLOSS (%) 68 68 68 68 68
CALIPER (thou) 2.24 2.44 2.76 3.07 3.60
OPACITY (%) 92 94 94.5 95.5 96.5

Key Product Characteristics

Higher Opacity and Caliper — means you get the bulk and “feel” you are looking for, while achieving the same print quality of a higher basis weight paper, as well as capturing the cost efficiency of using a lighter weight/higher yield paper grades.
Lighter weight — also means lower distribution cost
Excellent Printability — Superb snap and blue-white shade for overall excellent print appearance (contrast, whiteness, holdout, high opacity)
Superior Runnability — Continues to maintain our tradition as a top quartile pressroom performer
Relationships — Excellent relationships with key printers and pressrooms due to our best-in-class technical, sales and customer service
Flexible and Responsive — Exceptional service and delivery to both local customers and national accounts; location advantage for west coast and central North American printers.