Am I crazy??

I had my original invite sample printed on 90lb kinkos cardstock. To save money I went to office max today and bought a ream of 110 lb cardstock from Wausau Papers and did my second sample on those. When I got them back, they seem a lot flimsier- isn't a higher weight supposed to be thicker?? The only thing I can think of is maybe they printed my original ones on 110 lb on accident? But 110 lb is the highest they offer, so shouldn't they at least be equal??? 


 


Anyone have a good paper brand? I noticed the ream I bought had a less bright white color to it too :(

Posted on May 18, 2009 at 3:49 pm
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Oh, and I can tell it is thinner b/c the purple comes out lighter and you can kind of see through the white areas to the dark printing on the next sheet...

Posted on May 18, 2009 at 3:50 pm
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Wow, I don't know...I thought it was supposed to be heavier, so I don't think you're crazy. Maybe its just the difference in brands?

Posted on May 18, 2009 at 3:52 pm
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I buy cardstock from enveloperinc.com

Posted on May 18, 2009 at 3:53 pm
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okay.. I think it depends on the paper size.  like the weight is what 500 pages would weigh, but if the original paper size is much larger than what you have, then it could actually be lighter I guess.  This may not be right, but is the way I've understood it.

Posted on May 18, 2009 at 4:18 pm
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That makes sense, Ladyhannah! I didn't even think of it that way!

Posted on May 18, 2009 at 4:20 pm
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They are both 8.5 x 11... :(

Posted on May 18, 2009 at 4:41 pm
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I know what you mean--but there is "cover weight" and some other kind of weight....i'm trying to look this up for you right now--

Posted on May 18, 2009 at 4:43 pm
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the other weight is called "text weight" and they're different--make sure they're both "cover weight"


 


Edit: i guess unless you want it not as thick, then go for 'text weight' but i'm guessing you want it nice and sturdy!

Posted on May 18, 2009 at 4:44 pm
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I am a letterpress printer and doing my own invites for my wedding. Crane makes THE BEST paper out there and it is really impressive to feel.  They are also sorta pricey but if you are interested PM me and I'll send you the name of my vendor.  Cheaper than some of the others out there :)  Good luck!

Posted on May 18, 2009 at 4:45 pm
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yes meadowcroft.. but I was wondering if you just had the paper cut to that size or if that is the size of the paper that the weight is measured by.  If they are different types of paper then one could be measured in a package of 24 by 18 and one in a sheet size of 11 by 8.  That's what I meant by that, but it may not be entirely correct. 

Posted on May 18, 2009 at 4:49 pm
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Oh I see... I think it should just be a sheet of paper is a sheet of paper, no matter how many sheets in the ream? Cuz that is shady otherwise

Posted on May 18, 2009 at 4:54 pm

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