(Closed) Invitation Paper

posted 10 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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27 posts
Newbee

Yes… the heavier the weight the thicker the paper. Are you looking to print on heavy cardstock or for someone to design it for you? If you are looking to print on it make sure your printer can handle it. Many home printers can’t handle super thick cardstocks.

Post # 5
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13 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2017

Hi snappal.. just wondering where you bought your gray-colored cardstock? Been having a little difficult time find gray-colored things.. thanks!

Post # 6
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Worker bee

<span class=”Apple-style-span” style=”font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 12px”>Actually, just because the number is larger, doesn’t mean the paper is thicker.

The (lb) pound weight, is exactly that. How much it weighs, not how thick it is. Depending on what type of sheet it is, determines how it is weighed. Sheets are weighed in parent sheets and not in the same quantities or size, depending on what kind of paper it is (writing, text, cover, board, etc.)

<span class=”Apple-style-span” style=”font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 12px”>Meaning several things:

You can have an 80# text and a 80# cover (which are totally different thicknesses).

You can have two sheets that are both a certain weight, say 110# cover and they can be two totally different thicknesses. 110# Index has a caliper (thickness of the paper) of .009 or 9pt. Where as Classic Crest 110# has a caliper of .0154 or 15pt plus.

The most common weight of cover is 80# (BTW paper source carries two nice gray colors). 

GSM btw is Grams per Square Meter, also a weight, not a thickness.

So, now that I have totally confused you, btw I didn’t make the rules on paper weight, so it really isn’t my fault )

Post # 8
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51 posts
Worker bee

Snappal – How are you printing on it, laser, inkjet, gocco? And what color are you looking for?

 

 

Post # 10
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51 posts
Worker bee

If you are looking for a dark gray. Wausau Royal Complements Charcoal (it is a dark warm gray) close to PMS 419 (uncoated). It is 100#/16.5 pt cover and 30% post consumer recycled. They only make it in cover weight, so no matching envelopes.

 

 

 

 

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

What color are you planning on using to print on the dark gray?

 

I love grey! 

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