I don't know what is the system you use to classify paper quality and weight, but here we use the same as Europe: gsm (gramms per square meter). The best place to buy paper would be a stationery store, but sometimes you can get it even on good supermarkets, like Walmart. About quality of paper, please look below.Since most card models seem to be in A4 size format, where is the best place to buy A4 paper cardstock, and what is the best weight to use for modeling? I see so many different sizes and weights and I'm lost as to which are the best. Any help?
The best paper for models? That depends on what you want. For models that have detailed, small pieces, the best for me is 120-140gsm. The "normal" that works for me is 160gsm, but I wouldn't recommend it for a model by our GREAT MASTER UHU02. I'm just building a model by him, and happily using 140gsm.I also would like to know which kind of paper is best for papercrafts. I am a beginner, but I have downloaded several models and I would like to start, but I dont know nothing about the best choice of paper. Please help.
Just out of curiosity, what would cardstock, 110 lb. Card Stockread in "GSM" on that chart you provided? I have a package of 110 lb. card Stock from Staples, and it reads 199 g/m2
How does that relate to the chart you posted, as "GSM" appears nowhere on the packaging? I am asking with all sincerity, as you are light years ahead of me on this. It's probably obvious, which irks me the most, as I usually miss the obvious stuff.
Yes, You are correct that gsm is meter squared. and yes its index. I forgot about that part, Opps. I will have to watch what I post on lunch breakI may be wrong, but believe that gms stands for grams per meter squared....same as g/m2. The 110 lb stock must be index not cover which comes to 199 g/m2 or 199 gms.