Choosing the right resume paper weight: 24lb vs 32lb


The variety of resume paper you might find at a local copy store could be confusing for the occasional print job. How do I choose the right paper weight for my resume? With Resumates skip the paper buying and copy shop altogether and have your resume printed on premium paper and delivered starting at $11.95+.

Resume paper should be between 24lb - 32lb paper weight. 24lb resume paper is 20% heavier than regular copy paper, while 32lb resume paper is 60% heavier than regular copy paper. Resume paper is - at least partially - made with cotton, keeping it soft and unlike firmer cardstock.

The right weight resume paper is one that reflects your personal style. For a subtle difference, choose 24 lb paper. For a premium and luxe feel, select 32 lb paper. It's that simple. 

Still can't decide? Check out another blog post on how to choose your best resume color.

With Resumates, simply upload your finished resume, select your resume paper weight of choice, and receive 25 crisp resume prints delivered within two days.