(Closed) paper from paper-source

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I have no idea. I am also curious to what others have found to work the best. I think 80# is what is generally recommended. I suggest purchasing a sheet of each and running it through your printer to see what it can handle. I think you can purchase paper by the sheet at an office supply store, if you go to the counter where they do all the cutting, printing, etc.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I know 300 is def too thick for the average printer. That’s really heavy card.  

80, though, would only be suitable for the text insert, it’s like regular copy paper, as far as I know.

Lucky you. Paper Source charge $80 to ship anything across the pond.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We used paper source paper and we loved them!  Used luxe fino white which I think is 78lb.  We mounted them to the diagonal fold enclosure.  We did not do letter press.  My husband’s cousin works for a printer and they did them for us for cheap!  It totally worked perfectly.   

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Oh just thought of something. some measurements are in pounds, some in grams per square foot/ yard/ meter whatever. Def best to buy a few to see!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I just read that 308 gsm COVER is equal to 114lb.  The gsm to lb conversion changes based on the type of paper (cover, text, etc)  

In which case, I think it would be lovely paper, but for sure test it out before buying a huge quantity. I used 130lb paper and wanted to die.  Because the paper was so thick, my printer would grab it at a very slight angle so everything was a little bit off.  Also, paper this thick is very hard to cut.  I used the cutter at Kinkos and still had a hard time.  My Fiskars left jagged edges and turned some pieces into curling ribbon.  If I had to do it all over again, I would use 80-110lb paper.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@oohlala: that will make a nice weight for invitations, and you’ll need to have your printer approve the paper first.  Do you have time to order some as a sample, then reorder if your printer approves?  if you’re printing at home, most newer ink jet printers will print well with this stock, but you need to make sure your printer settings are correct.  Hope this helps!

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Paper Source splits it’s paper weights into “text” (lighter weight) and “cover” (heavier cardstock). I printed on both with my home printer for my invites, and it turned out perfectly. A “real” printer should have no problem!

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