Post # 1
I’m DIYing my wedding invites and am going to include an RSVP postcard as one of the enclosures in my pocketfold. Because I want it to match the other enclosures, I am going to make & print them myself. The only issue I’m running into is finding decent cardstock – what brand and weight of paper did you use for your postcards? One brand, Cougar Opaque, at 80lb seemed heavier weight than Wausau Exact Index 110lb. So frustrating!
Post # 3
This is what I found on paper weight requirements… I believe anything in this rang is up to you.
minimum thickness for a USPS postcard is 0.007″ and maximum thickness is 0.016″
Typical coated cover stock thickness is:
80 lb .008
100 lb .010
110 lb .011
120 lb .012
100 lb cover (270 gsm) is probably the most popular thickness for postcards. However you may find your color copier doesn’t support stock this thick, in which case 80 lb cover (215 gsm) should be fine in terms of the postal regulation for postcard thickness.
We actually bought our postcards b/c I wanted to heavier/gloss look.
I was still able to completely design them myself & we got 100 for right under 30 bucks after shipping