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A3 card stock weight - American?

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A3 card stock weight - American?

Postby HashBrownJM » 24 March 2019, 01:32

Hey all! Very excited to have stumbled upon this website!

I'm looking for my own paper to buy (so I can take it to a UPS/FedEx store) but I don't know what weight of card stock to buy.

I know A3, the typical one I find (mostly on Amazon) is 100 lbs., which I think is heavier than y'all recommend. I think 300g/m2 is like 65 pounds?

Is that accurate? Looks like it should only be about $2.50/box for me, so I'm really excited to be printing my own - I just need some help on how heavy my card stock should be.

Thanks!
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Re: A3 card stock weight - American?

Postby y(oYo) » 24 March 2019, 23:29

Hello !
Maybe you could go to a professionnal printer near you, and ask him some hints?
You could show him a box, or any box with the same weight, and ask him what would be the best choice?
Also, my advice is to laser print your boxes to a professional printer. It cheap and the result is pretty cool.
Sorry my tutorial is in french :? :

https://www.nintandbox.net/index.php/fr/forum-index/viewtopic.php/f,6/t,2074
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Re: A3 card stock weight - American?

Postby HashBrownJM » 25 March 2019, 01:35

y(oYo) wrote:Hello !
Maybe you could go to a professionnal printer near you, and ask him some hints?
You could show him a box, or any box with the same weight, and ask him what would be the best choice?
Also, my advice is to laser print your boxes to a professional printer. It cheap and the result is pretty cool.
Sorry my tutorial is in french :? :

https://www.nintandbox.net/index.php/fr/forum-index/viewtopic.php/f,6/t,2074


What about this?

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06W5RJ2KY/re ... MCbJH4WAMJ

It's matte, 65 pounds (which is about 300g, I think), 11x17 (which is A3).

Do you use matte or glossy?
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Re: A3 card stock weight - American?

Postby y(oYo) » 27 March 2019, 00:25

Sorry I used to print at home, but not anymore.
The bubbel jet ink does not last over time.
You should really consider going to a professinonal, it's about 2-3 Euros per box, and the result is great !
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Re: A3 card stock weight - American?

Postby HashBrownJM » 27 March 2019, 02:54

I'm going to a professional but I'm going to take my own paper. I can't find the correct weight equivalent in the US, though.
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Re: A3 card stock weight - American?

Postby HashBrownJM » 21 April 2019, 18:31

y(oYo) wrote:Sorry I used to print at home, but not anymore.
The bubbel jet ink does not last over time.
You should really consider going to a professinonal, it's about 2-3 Euros per box, and the result is great !


Do you use matte or glossy?
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Re: A3 card stock weight - American?

Postby y(oYo) » 25 April 2019, 22:34

It's matte, but I find it little bit glossy.
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