# how do you measure paper Caliper

• ### How do you measure the width of a piece of paper?

• Place a ruler along the short edge of the paper to measure the width. Make sure the edge of the ruler is lined up with the edge of the piece of paper. Get the reading by looking at where the opposite side intersects with the ruler.

• ### How to measure the thickness of paper with a ruler?

• Measuring Paper Thickness with a Ruler 1 Stack up Sheets. Because rulers are less accurate than both calipers and micrometers, you鈥檒l need to stack at least 1-inch thick to get an ideal measurement. 2 Measure the Stack/Ream. With the stack or ream ready, you can start measuring to see the total thickness. … 3 Calculate the Thickness. …

• ### What is paper weight and how is It measured?

• Paper weight can often be confusing since there are three ways to officially measure paper weight: the U.S. basis weight, the metric weight, and the points (or mils) system. The U.S. basis weight is provided in pounds and is based on the weight of 500 sheets of paper for the basis size of a particular type of paper.

• ### How do you measure the thickness of a paper stack?

• If you measured a stack of paper, divide the thickness by the number of sheets in the stack. For example, 1 in stack / 250 sheets = 0.004 in-thick sheets of paper. Using a stack of identical sheets is typically easier than trying to measure a single sheet of paper.