(Closed) Is 80 Coverweight Cardstock for RSVP postcards too Flimsy?

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper

To be blunt, yes, too thin.

We used 90lb for our invites/rsvps, and I really regretted not getting something heavier – I wish we’d gone 110lbs instead. I didn’t think it would make much of a difference, but it really did, even if only to me. Also, our rsvp postcards were sooooo beat up when we got them back.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I used 110lb, so i’m not sure how 80lb will hold up. but i definitely recommend making a postcard out of it your sample, sending it to yourself and see how it comes back to you.  Our postcards held up but since we used stardream paper the ink from the laser was rubbed off towards the edges from the postal machines.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Yes, those are too thin. I would say to go over 100lbs to be on the safe side, but I think you knew that 🙂

Since postcards get a lot of handling, they need to be extra thick. The other idea for your postcard is to put them in envelopes. That kind of defeats the purpose if you had intended on saving on postage, only to have to spend more money on envelopes. It can be sent though; however, they won’t be in great condition when they are received.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@futuremrskelsey:  i’m not sure where your located but i actually got my paper locally from Paperland in Markham.  I actually bought Stardream paper which is metallic in the colour Opal. 

I don’t know if this helps, but you can definitely get cream 110lb paper from the papermillstore.com, they just don’t have cream linen.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@Ms. Purple: I have a smaple pack from cutcardstock.com and the Opal is so pretty. I was almost tempted to change my colors.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

We used 100lb, and it still wasn’t as heavy as I had hoped :-/

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We used 70lb for our Save The Dates but they went into an envelope.

Our invites were 110 and I def would have used that if I did RSVP Postcards.

I feel 80lb would be too flimsy.

But the other thing to consider is are you printing them at home? If so can your printer handle something heavier than 80lb?

Even though my printer manual said it could print up to 110lb it just didn’t recognize it and just spit it back out.

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Hi there, not sure if this helps, but I’m a designer who works often with my local printer in Champaign, IL. He is printing 75 two-sided RSVP postcards on 100# cream or cream felt cardstock for me at the following rates:

4.25″ x 6″ card – $49.00
4.25″ x 5.5″ card – $43.00

If this is something you’d be interested in, I would be happy to put you in touch. I wanted a matte paper instead of the high-gloss like vistaprint overs, so in the end these prices are even cheaper than vistaprint. Anyways, good luck!

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