Post # 1
Hey, i am looking for some help. I ordered the paper source sample color deck and I decided to use one of the samples to print out a table number.. thing is the ink looks like it has bled, its the same with the sample i got from cards and pockets.
I am using a HP inkjet printer. So my question is.. Are the sample decks cover weight or text weight? has anyone else had this problem? should i try change the printer settings??
a big issue for me is that i am in Austalia, so i cant just run into a paper source store to grab some papers to test on.
Post # 3
I haven’t had any problems using Paper Source paper in my Canon inkjet. Make sure that you set the printer settings to high quality, and I do suggest just trying a few times with extra paper (maybe order another sample pack?). It took my printer a few tries to start getting stuff right, but now they look fine.
Post # 4
I have a lot of trouble printing on Paper Source paper personally. You can’t use a laserjet because the toner flakes.
It is closer to coverweight paper, I am not sure if it is exactly coverweight but it’s very thick. Whatever computer application you’re using to print (Microsoft Word, etc), make sure you set the printer settings to high quality print, and cardstock.
You may want to try a few printers. I couldn’t get mine to work right (printed spotty), but my fiance’s dad had a great HP inkjet and that worked. So see if you have a friend or family member willing to let you commandeer their computer/printer for a couple hours.
Post # 5
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
We haven’t had any problems using cover or text weight paper from Paper Source in our HP printer. It may be your printer.
Post # 6
I had troubles using an ink jet, but when switched to a laser printer with high quality paper settings, we got it right.
Post # 7
The sample decks are essentially cover weight. The text weight paper is thinner. More like what you would use for your regular printing needs. I didn’t have any problems printing in a cannon inkjet. Then again, I used the matte paper. So if you are contemplating using something that has a bit of shine like the stardream or shimmer you may have to do a few test runs because of the finish.
Post # 8
If you are printing on Stardream paper, you will achieve the best results from a toner based printer. Because of the nonpourus metallic coating on this paper, ink-jet printing just sits on top of the stock and will smudge and bleed unless left aside for a long period of time to dry. The best thing you can do is Test, Test, Test, untill you get it right. Some consumer grade printers now offer a coating that speeds up drying time (I know Canon offers a few).