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    Default 80lb vs. 110lb paper

    Is 80lb heavy enough to take ink without getting "shitty" for lack of a better term?

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    i use 80# all the time.

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    as long as it's cover, and not text it would be fine.

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    awesome. thank yous! (i have only used 100 and 110 so far)

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    my friend at the paper store told me that pound measurements for cover and text stock are different. thus, 80 lb cover is not the same weight as 80 lb text. He also said that people are starting to measure paper in grams per square centimeter (g/cm^2).

    so besides this difference, what other differences exist between cover and text stock?

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    80# is fine for most applications.
    I keep some 130# around so I can always run a few 'archival' copies, even if I'm using 80# for the run.
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    with speedball inks and summer humidity,
    I pretty much have to use 140#
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    Quote Originally Posted by aidan

    so besides this difference, what other differences exist between cover and text stock?
    thickness?

    The lb. thing is tricky.
    It refers to the weight of 1000 Full Sheets, so it's dependent on the size.
    Exact Tag comes 24 X 36, so their 125# is about the same thickness as
    Exact Index 110# which comes 22.5 X 35"
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    shit..i didnt think of humidity...it will probaby pretty humid when i print in my dads garage...i went with the 80 lb...

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    yeah.. lbs is weird, cause it can change depending on paper type (cover, book) or even manufacturer. the only way to really measure and be sure is the gsm.. which i think is the european way of telling paper weight? we used to only go on that when i worked letterpress, lbs was too shady.

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