A paper term used to describe a paper surface that has a somewhat rough, toothy finish which is relatively absorbent for fast ink penetration.
a relatively rough finish for fast ink penetration
Glare-free paper finish with a high degree of "tooth"--the ability to take pencil or crayon marks. An absorbent and fast-drying paper, ideal for jobs requiring no pattern background and little surface texture. Well-suited for halftone reproductions.