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Posted 2/20/2013 by desflo in General Scrappin'


PeaNut 35,086
April 2002
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Loc: New Braunfels, TX

Posted: 2/20/2013 11:27:49 PM
What type of paper are you printing your PL cards onto?

I finally bought a printer and am curious. Would card stock work? Like Bazzil or paper from other stores.

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PeaNut 433,506
August 2009
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Posted: 2/21/2013 7:39:17 AM
I have been using the Epson Premium Presentation Paper: here at Staples

I have used it in the past for printing the Kerri Bradford This & That kits. So, I continued using it for PL printing. I have heard that cardstock will soak up more ink, but I haven't even tried that route to know if there is a big difference.

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PeaNut 106,301
September 2003
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Posted: 2/21/2013 7:48:14 AM
I use Georgia-Pacific-White-Cardstock-Paper. It costs around $6.00 at Walmart.


PeaNut 422,247
May 2009
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Posted: 2/21/2013 8:23:39 AM
any cardstock on sale

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PeaNut 556,456
June 2012
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Posted: 2/21/2013 9:15:51 AM
I have a Kodak and have found that cardstock does indeed soak up a ton of ink but your mileage may vary. I use HP matte brochure paper that I bought on sale. Still more than the Georgia Pacific though!
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PeaNut 260,218
May 2006
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Posted: 2/21/2013 9:52:16 AM
Cardstock soaks up the ink and the image isn't as crisp. I use Epson Matte Premium Presentation Paper. It was also suggested by Heidi Swapp and Jessica Sprague in classes I have taken with printables. I did print on other paper types, but this one really was the best.


PeaNut 35,086
April 2002
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Posted: 2/23/2013 10:19:41 PM
Thanks for all the suggestions. Glad to know card stock soaks up ink, I'll avoid that route. I have a Canon printer. I'll see if I can find something comparable to the Epson paper.
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