(Closed) What’s a good quality paper for invitations?

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
637 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I can’t be any help, but I am interested in the answer as well– I’m going to be paper shopping on Thurs.  

Personally, I think I will just be going to places nearby to find out what type of paper will work best for my somewhat-specific requirements, and then either just buy there, or find paper with similar characteristics online–so I would love to know what good online suppliers people suggest!

Post # 4
524 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I ordered samples of Classic Crest from Neenah paper (they also carry Crane’s).  They send up to 4 packs of 11 pieces of 12.5×19 paper at once, which is quite a bit, and only charge for shipping.  It’s really nice, thick paper too.

Post # 5
1209 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Mine are 80lb linen finish cardstock. I just ordered them yesterday from an Etsy seller, so I of course don’t have them. I am really hoping that they look nice!

Post # 6
3344 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

You want to look for cardstock or cover, not text or writing paper.  Also look for 65 lbs and up.  The bigger numbers are heavier/thicker papers.  Some printers won’t take cardstock that is over 100 lbs.  I am using Neenah Classic Crest in Solar White.  Most all online retailers will send out samples for a nominal fee, or sometimes free.

Post # 7
3564 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Crane Lettra is good, I think. And Strathmore something-or-other. I’m sure other bees will be more helpful than I am, sorry! 🙂

Post # 9
153 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I ordered my paper from Action Envelope, and they send samples for $1 and will discount your order up to $5 based on the samples you purchase. It was really helpful to be able to see the color of the paper in person and test print my invites.

I chose an 80 lb linen cardstock in natural. I almost went with an 80 lb cardstock that was 100 % recycled, but we decided that we prefered the linen finish.

The envelopes I ordered are 60 or 70 lb…I think they’re slightly flimsy, but it was soo hard to find the color I wanted. They have heavier options, but they were out of my budget.

If you’re ordering online, I definitely recommend getting samples because colors show up differently from computer to computer.

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