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Bedwyr

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Cardstock sourcing
« on: 27 August 2017, 13:01:26 »
I want to do some nice looking AS card printing and I think a solid satin finish card stock would work well. However, I need to find a decent company that does a heavier (standard US cardstock) weight. Amazon Prime sourcing would be optimal.

Any suggestions?
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Re: Cardstock sourcing
« Reply #1 on: 27 August 2017, 16:34:16 »
I have some decent card-stock, but I won't be able to check on it for ya until tomorrow.
On the matter of AS cards, are they just plastic-coated? (I've never torn one in half to see what type of "core" they use).
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Re: Cardstock sourcing
« Reply #2 on: 27 August 2017, 16:39:35 »
Dunno. I just wanted a bit of gloss to make it look more professional. I use a specific liquid art glue to mash two sides together and give cards substance. But I still put them in sleeves for dry erase purposes.
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Re: Cardstock sourcing
« Reply #3 on: 28 August 2017, 11:01:45 »
If you are laminating the 2 sides together and using sleeves, you can use gloss or satin photo paper. Two pieces together should be more than sufficient. After printing you can coat them with a fixative spray to help protect the printing.
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Re: Cardstock sourcing
« Reply #4 on: 28 August 2017, 11:30:38 »
Yeah, that's probably the best option.
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Re: Cardstock sourcing
« Reply #5 on: 28 August 2017, 13:01:21 »
i print my AS cards on normal weight paper (24lb / 90g/m2) and then laminate them using DIN A7 pouches (80x110mm). they are sturdy and i can use dry erase markers.



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Re: Cardstock sourcing
« Reply #6 on: 28 August 2017, 13:08:31 »
Also a good idea.
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