Post # 1
I’ve heard alot about papersource paper on this site so I’m hoping to catch someone who has used it before. I’m planning on make my own pocketfolds, and then adding a background panel and attaching the invitation on top of that inside the pocketfold. I also plan on doing 3 or 4 inserts. I know I probably want to use the card stock weight for the pocketfold, but what weight should I use for the other components. I was planning on using card stock for all of it, but with the layering will that make it too bulky?
Unfortunately, I live in Podunk, Missouri so there is no way for me to go an actual papersource store and feel the papers for myself. I would really appreciate advice from anyone who has used their products in the past and your advice on what type to use where.
Post # 3
Hi j_nicolle! If you’re set on using Paper Source’s stock, you still have a couple of options for feeling their papers yourself — you can either buy their swatch book or (and this is what I have done in the past) give them a call on their customer service line and let them know what you need…they should be more than happy to send out some swatches of different colors and weights.
As for your question in general, cardstock itself comes in different weights — use a heavier weight cardstock for the pocketfold and a lighter weight cardstock for the interior cards. If PS doesn’t offer the different weights, you can very easily find your own lighter weight cardstock in your area and just use their papers for the pocketfolds. Anyway, HTH!
Post # 4
Paper Source will send you samples of their paper for free, so you can test out size, color, and weight. Just go the "contact us" section of their website. They responded to me very quickly. I didn’t make pocketfolds so I can’t help you there!
Post # 5
Do you plan on printing the invitation at home? If so, you might want to try the text paper. Thinner is probably better for the inserts. I letterpressed my invite and reply card so that was automatically thicker paper. You can always compare paper weights if you can’t physically feel the difference (go to your local paper store to see the difference)
On top of that I wrapped my pocketfold in silk dupioni so my invite turned out pretty thick. It had to be carefully slid into the envelope so it was snug. Though your envelope size is also a consideration. You may be able to go bigger, but expect to pay more in postage.
Are you choosing Paper Source because of the colors? I personally used paper from different sources, but that was because no one source had what I needed. I used poppy from Paper Source with Astrobright Lunar Blue (an aqua color) from Anchorpaper.com.
I know you don’t have a Paper Source near you, but you might want to buy something online to see if it’s the right color? I am doing gold invites now and the paper color varies so much from online paper stores and Paper Source.
Hope this helps. Good luck!
Post # 6
I too requested different colour and paper type samples from them and they were extremely helpful – fast too!
I would highly recommend them!
Post # 7
Thanks girls. I already ordered a swatch book from them some time ago, but it doesn’t give me the ability to compare the different weights. I emailed them to see if I could get some samples. I am planning to print them at home, so I am thinking about going with the cover paper weight for the pocketfold and the text paper for everything else? I am just not sure how thin their text paper is.