Enter the total number of pounds of paper and select the type of paper into the calculator to determine the grams per square meter.

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## Paper Weight Conversion Formula

The following formulas are used to convert the weight of paper in pounds to grams per square meter.

Grams Per Square Meter = X * 1.481 , for text paper

Grams Per Square Meter = X * 2.707 , for cover paper

- Where X is the total paper weight in pounds.

## Paper Weight Conversion

**What is the conversion of paper weight? **

A paper weight conversion is a term often used to describe the conversion of weight of paper in pounds to the grams per square meter of paper.

This is not a strict weight-to-weight conversion. Instead, this is a weight-to-weight per area conversion. The formulas used above for this conversion assume standard paper sizes.

## Example Problem

**How to perform a paper weight conversion? **

First, determine the total amount of weight of paper in pounds.

For this example, there is a total of 40 lbs of paper.

Next, determine the type of paper.

In this case, the paper is simple text paper.

Finally, calculate the GSM using the formula above:

Grams Per Square Meter = X * 1.481

Grams Per Square Meter = 40 * 1.481

Grams Per Square Meter = 59.24