Post # 1
I’ll be ordering paper online and I’m completely lost as what to get. I’m looking for high quality heavy duty paper. I thought about recycled paper or linen paper but I have no idea if this is good or not. I’d love some input! Thanks ladies 🙂
Post # 3
I can’t be any help, but I am interested in the answer as well– I’m going to be paper shopping on Thurs.
Personally, I think I will just be going to places nearby to find out what type of paper will work best for my somewhat-specific requirements, and then either just buy there, or find paper with similar characteristics online–so I would love to know what good online suppliers people suggest!
Post # 4
I ordered samples of Classic Crest from Neenah paper (they also carry Crane’s). They send up to 4 packs of 11 pieces of 12.5×19 paper at once, which is quite a bit, and only charge for shipping. It’s really nice, thick paper too.
Post # 5
Mine are 80lb linen finish cardstock. I just ordered them yesterday from an Etsy seller, so I of course don’t have them. I am really hoping that they look nice!
Post # 6
You want to look for cardstock or cover, not text or writing paper. Also look for 65 lbs and up. The bigger numbers are heavier/thicker papers. Some printers won’t take cardstock that is over 100 lbs. I am using Neenah Classic Crest in Solar White. Most all online retailers will send out samples for a nominal fee, or sometimes free.
Post # 7
Crane Lettra is good, I think. And Strathmore something-or-other. I’m sure other bees will be more helpful than I am, sorry! 🙂
Post # 9
I ordered my paper from Action Envelope, and they send samples for $1 and will discount your order up to $5 based on the samples you purchase. It was really helpful to be able to see the color of the paper in person and test print my invites.
I chose an 80 lb linen cardstock in natural. I almost went with an 80 lb cardstock that was 100 % recycled, but we decided that we prefered the linen finish.
The envelopes I ordered are 60 or 70 lb…I think they’re slightly flimsy, but it was soo hard to find the color I wanted. They have heavier options, but they were out of my budget.
If you’re ordering online, I definitely recommend getting samples because colors show up differently from computer to computer.