Kraft paper rolls in a 50 lb. paper weight is heavier, thicker paper rolls. The 50 lb paperweight helps to prevent easy rips and tears. The thickness and compression of 50 lb. Kraft paper makes it a perfect option for void fill packaging. Other uses include table covers, art projects, wrapping large and small products, and more. Also known as Offset, Text Paper is thicker than Ledger Paper, but not as thick as a Cover Paper. Stationery usually has a 70 LB or 80 LB Text Weight. Paper & Products; Calculators; ... size and grade of paper based on its basis weight in pounds. ... of paper with a specific thickness, or caliper, per sheet of paper. Paper measurements can be misleading, there is actually no consistency between the media weight and the media thickness. Media weight is affected by type of material, density, and moisture content. Therefore, even though the weight of different media is the same, the thickness may vary. It is an almost translucent paper and crisp to the touch like the outer skins of an onion, hence the name. A light strong, thin paper is not only useful for this airborne way of communicating but also for thick books such as the bible and the complete and unabridged version of the Oxford English Dictionary.