Some Answers About Card Stock

Discussion in 'Tools of the Trade' started by mbauer, Feb 3, 2007.

  1. mbauer

    mbauer Cardstock Model designer

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    Hi All,

    I've complied the following from internet searches and actual testing.

    I hope they help with choosing the correct card for your project!

    Best regards,
    Mike Bauer

    Edited to add renamed PDF with changes.

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  2. CardStalker

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    mbauer, thanks for the info and your time.
  3. Amazyah

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    I have no idea how I missed this post.
    I do my best to read every single post made on this site but I guess some manage to slip by me.:roll:

    This is some very useful information you have compiled for us!
    Thank you for your studious work, mbauer, and your professional report!
    Outstanding performance, sir!8)

    Russell
  4. mbauer

    mbauer Cardstock Model designer

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    Thank you for your kind words! You're Welcome!

    Anybody can add info as they like. I found other threads that I could have replied too, but no-one place that it could be consolidated at/in.

    mike
  5. Maharg

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    Thanks Mike, this will be handy indeed. :)
  6. Rick Thomson

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    "If you haven't made a mistake, you haven't made anything."

    'twould seem that I am one of the more productive members here... ;-)
  7. cgutzmer

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    pretty cool info! Thanks for the comparisons - that is quite the difference. I did not expect that much variance.
    Chris
  8. mbauer

    mbauer Cardstock Model designer

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    New Card Stock Thickness/Laminations Table

    Updates to Old Thickness PDF:

    Added thickness comparison in mm/inches and how many laminations are needed of each type to make 0.5mm card stock and 1mm card stock.
  9. mbauer

    mbauer Cardstock Model designer

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    New Card Stock Thickness/Laminations Table

    Updates to Old Thickness PDF:

    Added thickness comparison in mm/inches and how many laminations are needed of each type to make 0.5mm card stock and 1mm card stock.
  10. DrBill

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    There's a discussion of card stock types, weights and thicknesses at http://www.geoghegan.us/cardstock.htm. There is also some info on typical card thicknesses used by various publishers.
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    There's a discussion of card stock types, weights and thicknesses at http://www.geoghegan.us/cardstock.htm. There is also some info on typical card thicknesses used by various publishers.
  12. mbauer

    mbauer Cardstock Model designer

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    Swatch Books Are Our Friends!

    Swatch Books are put out as examples of manufacturers products. Most paper supply/office supply warehouses (not Office Depot/Staples/Office Max) have them for customers to see what products are available.

    One warehouse might carry several different types. Unisource is one.

    Here in Anchorage, Alaska, Frontier Paper Carries several including my choice "Springhill" by International Paper.

    What Swatch Books look like! Attached Photos
    Inside photos use Wausau and Springhill Index pages as examples of different choices available.

    Some of the things in them:
    -Different Types of card stock avaiable (Cover, Bristol, Index, Tag)
    -Different Sheet Sizes avaiable (More sizes than just the Basis Wt. size)
    -Different Colors available
    -How Many Sheets are in a Skid/Carton/shipment size
    -Samples of different products (Actual small blanks of various weights/colors)

    Look in the yellow pages for Paper Supply Warehouses. They supply office products to most business related offices. You can call them and order any size of order as long as it is in stock. If not in Stock, shipping and certain sized orders apply!
  13. mbauer

    mbauer Cardstock Model designer

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    Swatch Books Are Our Friends!

    Swatch Books are put out as examples of manufacturers products. Most paper supply/office supply warehouses (not Office Depot/Staples/Office Max) have them for customers to see what products are available.

    One warehouse might carry several different types. Unisource is one.

    Here in Anchorage, Alaska, Frontier Paper Carries several including my choice "Springhill" by International Paper.

    What Swatch Books look like! Attached Photos
    Inside photos use Wausau and Springhill Index pages as examples of different choices available.

    Some of the things in them:
    -Different Types of card stock avaiable (Cover, Bristol, Index, Tag)
    -Different Sheet Sizes avaiable (More sizes than just the Basis Wt. size)
    -Different Colors available
    -How Many Sheets are in a Skid/Carton/shipment size
    -Samples of different products (Actual small blanks of various weights/colors)

    Look in the yellow pages for Paper Supply Warehouses. They supply office products to most business related offices. You can call them and order any size of order as long as it is in stock. If not in Stock, shipping and certain sized orders apply!
  14. mbauer

    mbauer Cardstock Model designer

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    Basis Weight Hurts to Carry!

    I know the true meaning of basis weight. All the way from the back of the S10 to my apartment. More steps than I care to remember!

    500 Sheets of Springhill Tag 125# for $214.07. Next time I won't take so much money, lighter load that way!

    Mike