(Closed) Cardstock help!

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I’m using Stampin’ Up! cardstock because I can get it for cheap/free because my Future Mother-In-Law has a bunch leftover from when she worked for them. A lot of people on the ‘Bee use Paper Source & love it. (Both online companies; you can find them through Google.)

You can also buy “designer” brand cardstocks from Michael’s, Jo Annes, etc., and “generic” from office supply stores like Staples/Kinko’s/Office Depot.

The two biggest things to look for are full-bleed dying (no white core), and that the paper is at LEAST 80lb paper (65lb might do if you’re going to be doing two or more layers) — it should call it “card stock”, not “cover stock”.

Post # 4
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685 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

lcipaper.com and cardsandpockets.com

Post # 7
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2820 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@Jane323:  The number of sheets is totally separate from the weight. The paper will say what weight it is on either the packaging, or on the website when you order it. (Paper weight is measured really weird, just FYI. It’s measured in uncut sheets, stacks of 500 I think.) A 100-110lb cardstock will be about the same weight as a Hallmark card, a 65lb a little more than half that.

Also, the larger you cut your paper (5×7 vs 4×6), the lighter it will feel.

What do you mean by ct? The cut of the paper? The size? The finish?

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Order samples! Some people like a little ligher lb and some want it much heavier. It also depends on what your printer will take (if printing at home). I used anchorpaper and loved their customer service, but I’m sure all the other sites mentioned offer samples as well. 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@Jane323:  Yes, there is a difference in the thickness of the sheets between a 100lb & a 80lb paper. But the number of sheets that come in the package have no bearing on the “weight”. The weight is not per package!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I used Paper-Source 300lb letterpressed cardstock and printed on it at home with my inkjet printer.  Love. it.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

Out of all the paper I looked at the BEST place I found is anchorpaper!!!!!!!!!

They have an incredible selection, cost, and you can order all your paper pre-cut… AND they have some of the best customer service I’ve dealt with!

They were fast in correspondance & I always got EXTRA samples with the ones I requested!

Definitely check them out!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@MrsLulu:  Holy crap, your home inkjet pulled 300lb paper?! That’s, like, 2mm thick!

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Jenniphyr:  It not only pulled it, but it did it WELL.  I was amazed.  The cardstock was not harmed in any way and the printing was perfectly aligned.  I’ve ran 75 5×7 letterpressed cards and 75 four-bar response cards in under 20 minutes.  🙂

Now, to be honest when I was in the market for a new printer, I specifically researched one that could pull thick cardstock with the intent of using it for things like this. 

This is the one I have.  It was only $85 with free shipping and it came with full ink cartridges!  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005D5M12W/ref=oh_o02_s00_i00_details 

 

 

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