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  1. #1

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    Default Good paper for double sided printing?

    Hi!

    I'm working on a holiday card for our studio and wondered if anyone had good suggestions for paper if we're considering double sided printing. Does French Paper muscletone (140c) sound like it would be up for the job? I've been printing for years but this would be my first time printing on both sides of the paper.

    Thanks for any suggestions / advice you may be able to offer up!

    -JPB

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    Muscletone will print nicely. It folds really easy (well, in one direction) which is great for a card but lousy for posters that need to be rolled (I learned this the hard way)

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    Thanks Squeegeethree! I'm going to try it out.

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    I think muscletone would probably work really great, but make sure to fold it the right way...I think it's fold with the grain (correct me if I'm wrong). So you might have to make sure the print is oriented so that your fold goes with the grain of the paper. You can tell the direction of the grain by looking at the size of the parent sheet (the longest side holds the direction of the grain). This is what I hear anyways.

    but really, do some research before you listen to me...This is all coming from my head and from what I remember hearing so I could be wrong about the details.

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    I'm pretty sure that's what Steve at 6th street printing told me when I was printing my comic book covers...
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    Before I got a paper scorer we used a glass cutter and a straight edge, lightly make a line where you wanna fold it. works awesome even against the grain.. thank me later....

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