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Spike 570

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Materials
« on: April 23, 2015, 01:45:59 PM »
Good morning, I'm new at downloading kits. i have made a few of the printed kits. this is going to sound funny but I don't know what grade or weight of paper to use. I'm in the states so a metric scale won't work for me. Can someone please tell me the proper weight.

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Re: Materials
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2015, 04:54:30 PM »
I use 65lb "cardstock" for almost everything. (176gsm)
For larger parts on larger scale models...or when I want a bit more rigidity... I will use 110lb cardstock. (199gsm)

There is a difference between card stock, coverstock, etc.
Try to go for Cardstock. It is smoother, a bit stronger, gives you better printing in my opinion.

I recommend Staples own brands of cardstock...and Wausau cardstock (available at Walmart).
But you can get it at other places, and there are other good brands.

Some guys use photo papers...I'm not a big fan.
Some like glossy papers ...I don't.
I have tried matte photo paper...it gives you amazing print quality, but it also has some working drawbacks.

Spend more, for better quality papers and cardstocks, its definitely worth it!
I also buy cheap cardstock from Michaels...I think its more like cover stock.
A little more raggish.
But its good stuff for the price...although I only use it for design work, test prints, prototype tests, etc.
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Re: Materials
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2015, 09:36:37 PM »
Thank You very much. Heading out to buy some right now :) Thank you Dave.