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Paper weights

Paper weights – Paper has weights, thickness on business cards we usually use 100# cover or 12-16 pt. #paper #paperweight #paperweights

Paper weights

Paper weights - Paper has weights, thickness on business cards we usually use 100# cover or 12-16 pt. #paper #paperweight #paperweights

When you print on a printer, it ask you type of paper for a reason, so it can adjust for the thickness. When you print on a digital printer, it specifically ask for the type of paper, the size of the paper and the thickness of the paper.

Paper weights - Paper has weights, thickness on business cards we usually use 100# cover or 12-16 pt. #paper #paperweight #paperweights
80# 250 count

In this photo above, they wanted thinner stock, 80#, as you can see a business card box that normally holds around 250 business cards, with 80# is not as full.

Paper weights - Paper has weights, thickness on business cards we usually use 100# cover or 12-16 pt. #paper #paperweight #paperweights
100# 250 count

A 100# usually fills that box up, yes there may be just over 250 as we do print extra sheets, at least at the print shop I work at.

Paper weight is the thickness of the paper. For example text copy paper is usually 20# text, while business cards, can often use 100# cover or 14 pt C2S or C1S stock.


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Steve is graphic designer who works at a print shop. He has been in graphic design since high school and continued on to get an Associates of Applied Science degree in graphic design too. He has since worked mostly in advertising design for various newspapers and shoppers. He has also worked for a couple sign companies. He currently works at a print shop. Steve has over 30 lifetime years of graphic design.

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