(Closed) Invitations! Best place to buy cardstock? What is considered heavy cardstock?

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 4
2907 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Go to a stationary store and check out the different thicknesses. It’s hard to explain it without showing you.

Post # 5
50 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I also ordered all of my own paper for the invites and saved a bunch of money!  In my opinion, 80 lb is too light.  I purchased 110 lb cardstock and it has worked great – it’s flexible to go through my printer at home, but is still sturdy.  Depending on what color you are looking for, I would suggest OfficeMax or Staples.  I got a 250 sheet pack of 81/2 x11″ white cardstock for $15.99 and will have some left over to use for other wedding related projects!

I also used these sites to purchase some of my paper:



Good luck!

Post # 7
158 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I don’t know much about the thickness of paper but I’m using anchor paper for my cardstock

Post # 8
3166 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Evie19: it’s not super heavy, 130 might be what you’re thinking of for luxury ones?

Post # 9
50 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@Evie19: I wouldn’t exactly call it luxury – if you’re looking for something like that, I would say to go for a heavier paper (aka higher “pound”)  I also echo @ellabee’s comment that it would be helpful to go to a stationary store and feel the papers in person.  I found it hard to get a good idea for how heavy things were without feeling them. I don’t think that either staples or office max engrave – they just do general printing/copying.  I bought my paper there because I printed my invites at home.  Also, engraving can be expensive!

Post # 12
4824 posts
Honey bee

@erinleigh1: second this. and super fast delivery! They always “upgraded” my shipping for free and it came within 1 or 2 days.

Post # 14
5654 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

anchorpaper.com for sure! I got ALL my paper for my Wedding PRE-CUT for 80 bucks after Shipping

125 sheets of 6.75 x 4.75 80# cover Brown Basis Cover for $11.80

105 sheets of 6.75 x 4.75 65# cover Orbit Orange Astrobrights Cover for $7.00

78 sheets of 15.625 x 7 80# cover Lunar Blue Astrobrights cover for $15.20

700 sheets 4.75 x 6.75 80# text Neenah Classic Crest Solar White for $24.84

125 sheets 8 x 8 80# cover Wausau Exact Ice White for $13.60

They have the BEST cutomer service and have lots of other paper that’s even heavier stock… If you don’t find something on their site listed just email them and tell them what you’re looking for!

I LOVE this company!

Post # 16
659 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

paper weight is determined by the weight of 500 sheets of 17×22

How are you planning on using the paper? Will you be folding it? Keep in mine the thicker the paper, the harder it is to fold.

And when you say engraving, do you mean letterpress? because letterpress paper is different from regular cardstock.

check out paper-papers.com



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