(Closed) Heavy Cardstock, what lb weight did you use?

posted 9 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I’m working on the cardstock weight thing too.   I found that the heaviest paper I can print on (with my big honkin’ Xerox office printer) is 80# linen, which is fairly thick.  I initially purchased 100#, because I really like the weight, but was unable to get it through the printer. 

When I did my mock-ups though, I printed them on my home printer on regular paper(the 80# doesn’t fit through that printer) on, then taped them to that leftover 100# so I could get a feel for what the invite would look like.   Big mistake – I’m now obsessed with printing on 100#, and my dream of printing my invites cheaply on the sly on my office printer are ruined! ๐Ÿ™‚    So, I would say 80# is thick…but from your post, you too are probably looking to print on 100#.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Yes, 100#/100 lb, same thing.    I just realized your name sounded familiar – I commented right after you yesterday on a question about wrap around labels.   Clearly we are on the same invitation path! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I’m using the 110# paper from LCI.  It’s just barely thick enough to not need a backing.  It’s hard (but not too hard) to bend.  I may use paper as thin as 80-95# for my inserts, though.  I’m going to use a Gocco to print, and possibly emboss for a thermographic effect.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

The search function stinks on the site…but try the Paper Mill Store.   I will be buying my 100 lb cardstock there.  It looks like they have lots of greens, but when I search, it clearly isn’t working right.  It may take a while, but take a look and maybe you’ll find something! 

Post # 10
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Worker bee

Just a FYI, not all 100lb papers are made the same, or weighed in the same size parent sheet. 100lb refers to the weight of the paper, not how thick it is. There is also 100lb text and 100lb cover. 

 ie 110ob Cranes Cover is 21pt (a thickness). 110lb Index is 9pt. 110lb Classic Crest is 15.4pt.

 Sorry if that makes it more confusing but if you are ordering online you should know 

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

it’s not card stock, but check out strathmore bristol board at your local art store. you should look at 2 ply and 4 ply. if bristol’s overdoing it, there should be lots of other boards to look at in the paper department.

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