Post # 1
i’m planning on using ps collection from paper source in night and bluebell for our invitations… they sell it in 80# cover and text weight, and i’m assuming i want cover weight paper? that’s going to be like cardstock, correct? my worry right now is that text will be too thin, and cover weight will be too thick for my printer… advice?
thanks bee readers! 🙂
Post # 3
Correct, cover is similar to cardstock and text is similar to regular computer paper at the office. I have printed only on text weight paper from PS collection and I didn’t encounter any problems.
The cover weight is good to use for invitation backings and pocketfolds though.
Sorry, I couldn’t be of more help.
Post # 4
Yeah lilneko69 is right.
Cover will most likely be too heavy for your printer. I got some Cover which would not go through my printer. It just wouldn’t lay flat enough for it to grab it…it was just to thick.
I used 32lbs from Paper Presentation to print with! Loved them! I used the Natural White in the "Classic Linen" Section. I got another weight as well that was thicker and would not go through my computer. I can’t remember which one it was though. It might have been Cover Stock in the Natural White as well.
For backing the invites I used Paper and More’s Cover! They are really fast! #105, 284gms in the Metalic Section! That will for sure not work on your printer.
That might give you a little help!
I actually googled it to see what was heavier when I first started! It’s so hard to remember it all!
Post # 5
heh, i realized maybe i should describe what i’m doing better…
i want to take an 8.5×11, and print on it, then cut it in half lengthwise so that i have two long strips of paper, which will then be folded in thirds and stuck in an envelope with a 4×6 picture… i know my printer has handled cardstock before, but i’m worried this 80# cover weight will be too heavy. i might have to find a paper store and feel a bunch to see…
kari, thanks for the paper presentation link! they have a blue in their linen section that looks good… might try that.
i googled too, but couldn’t find an answer to "will it print"… it’s so sad when googling fails! 🙂
Post # 6
Does your printer have a manual load tray? (They’re usually in the front.) I ran some pretty heavy cardstock through our Epson (it doesn’t have a manual tray) and I did have to baby sit it…had to kinda give it a little push (more like a steadying hand) so it would grab the paper and pull it through.
If you have the manual tray, you’ll probably have a MUCH easier time. Also, a lot of newer printers have settings now where you can specify in the print set-up menu what type of paper, including cardstock. There’s also sometimes a lever somewhere that lets you toggle for paper thickness. Good luck!
Post # 7
Tell me about staceyb! If google doesn’t work I’m at a lose sometimes! It’s my go to source too!
Post # 8
I use cover stock 110# in my printer all the time. I have a cheap ol’ HP printer… it never jams or anything… I just try to make sure the printer doesn’t eat up 15 sheets at once though because THEN it gets jammed. Coverstock is pretty much the same weight as the heavier scrapbooking papers. I say go and buy a couple heavy cardstocks from a local craft store or a pack of cover stock from a staples or officemax and try it out if you have any worries.
Post # 9
i have an HP all in one, about a year and a halfish old… it does have a manual load tray. i’ve printed on index cards before, so i know it can handle that thickness. i’ll find some around here before i order and try it out. 🙂 thanks guys!
Post # 10
I have a brother laser printer and the covers printed beautifully. I just got a new all in one laser printer (brother) so I assume it will take covers again (it better since I have programs to print up!).