Post # 1
I need to get my hands on some “cover” card stock. I plan on making my own wedding program fan. I bought some 110lb card stock but it’s not nearly thick enough. I just realized that the DIY insturctions call for “COVER” card stock, which must be thicker. But I have no clue where to find it. Local craft stoers or office supply stores don’t have them. I’m even hving issues finding them online.
Post # 3
Try looking in the art section at the craft stores. That is where I found the thicker paper for my pocketfolds.
Also, the paper stacks at Joanns and Michaels might be thick enough for what you want.
Post # 4
@noritake22: I have checked our Michael’s in town and they don’t have thick enough paper. =[ They have card stock but not the cover card stock.
I did buy 110 lb card stock from Staples thinking it would be plenty thick enough as it was the heaviest weight they had. But when we did a mock up of our programs, they flopped all over the place. The paper just wasn’t heavy enough.
I’m about ready to scrap this idea all together. So frustrated. We found some online for $7 per ten sheets which would be $70 for 100 pieces of paper which is kind of outrageous considering we’d probably need more than 100 and we’d still have to pay ridiculous shipping to Canada on top of that. Grr.
Post # 5
Have you tried doing a mock up with two sheets glued together? That might make it thick enough; maybe???
Also, what about poster board?
Post # 6
Try looking at paper source or paper presentation (both online). They have both text weight paper and cover weight paper.
Post # 7
Do you have scrapbooking stores in town? Usually they have thicker card stock.
Post # 8
You can also try Keldon Paper in California (though they might be a little more pricey). In the craft arena, try Dick Blick art supplies–depending on how large you need the sheets to be, you can buy pads of art paper at different weights, although I think the heaviest weight is about 140 (which is a cover weight).
Post # 9
What about skipping the paper aisle at the craft stores, and check out the kid crafting aisle. I’m thinking the big sheets of 20×36 (?) sizes that come in white/black/flourescent colors that we used as kids for posters & projects. Huge & heavy weight. If your craft stores don’t have them, I’ve seen them in the Crayola aisle at walmart as well as in those educational teacher store type of places. Just a thought. Good luck!
Post # 10
cover is actually typically considered 80lb (check out Paper Source, they carry cover and its at 80lb) you can get 180 or 220, which is what a letterpress would usually use, but its exponentially more expensive the heavier you go, i personally dont think it would be worth the extra $$
ive seen program fans done in 110 and they were fine.
Post # 11
I did mine with the paper source 110 and it was a little light, but completely passable. Be careful, because really thick paper might not make it through your printer if that’s how you’re planning to make them.