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When one of the heaviest, thickest premium papers is the only product you want then Astrolite 200 lb cover, the heaviest we have, provides the beefiness you need. Monadnock Paper Mills has set the standard for crafting premium quality uncoated text and cover papers. Astrolite premium cover papers, available in Brilliant White Smooth illustrates perfection with its flawless; fiber formation, surface structures, high opacity and bright white (98 brightness) shade resulting in outstanding print quality unmatched in the industry. Astrolite's brilliant white shade provides for maximum color contrast and brilliant image impact with an exquisite surface and superior fiber formation that will give greater dimensional stability and distinction to any printed work. When you use Astrolite papers for your projects you will discover the versatility and quality of one of the world's finest papers which are engineered to be pH neutral (acid free) and are buffered for maximum longevity.

Product Uses

  • Brochure Covers
  • Business Cards
  • Card Making
  • Covers
  • Embellishments
  • Gift Tags
  • Graphic Design Projects
  • Greeting Cards
  • Hang Tags
  • Holiday Cards
  • Marketing Campaigns
  • Packaging
  • Place Setting Cards
  • Report Covers
  • Scrapbooking
  • Signage
  • Wall Art

Specs

Mill Monadnock Paper Mills
Brand Astrolite
Product Type Card Stock
Size 8 1/2 x 11
Printer Compatibility Offset Printing
Finish Smooth
Coating Uncoated
Grain Direction Grain Long
Paper Style Super Heavy
Eco Features
Elemental Chlorine Free FSC Certified Lignin Free
Paper Weight
200 lb Cover DT 540 G/M2 Caliper 26 76 PPI
Brightness 98
Paperator™ Color Value
CMYK C = 10, M = 3, Y = 2, K = 2
RGB R = 233, G = 233, B = 226

Monadnock Astrolite®

Astrolite® Papers are easy to print on when following these simple hints. It is recommended to pretest all printing procedures prior to press time to ensure the desired results are achieved.

OFFSET INKS:

Print Astrolite like any conventional uncoated paper. We recommend heat resistant, wax free ink if you plan to follow lithography with xerographic or laser printing technologies. The very smooth surface might require extra drying times and short lifts are recommended.

HANDLING:

Keep Astrolite products wrapped until the moment of printing. It is essential to let the paper acclimatize, for a minimum of 24 hours – longer during cold weather – in the press room while still wrapped in mill packaging. Keep Astrolite products covered during drying, between passes and prior to any finishing work. Pressroom conditions should be as close as possible to 68 degrees, and 45-60% relative humidity.

VARNISH:

Varnish is optional as a surface protector and tinted varnish can be used to achieve creative effects. A 50-50 mix of dull and gloss varnish will match the gloss level of most printing inks. Gloss varnish is not recommended as it could result in enhanced mottle or galvanization effects

FOLDING AND SCORING:

To properly score Astrolite, use a 2 point rounded channel score. For the backing channel, it is recommended to use a minimum width of 2.5 times the caliper of the sheet to be scored, plus 28/1000”. Very heavy weights should be scored with a 2-3 point bull nose channel score. Always pretest any procedures prior to production.

BINDING:

Astrolite is suitable for all standard binding processes. It is important to plan for proper grain direction in all binding applications. Grain direction should run parallel to the spine for optimum results.

LASER AND INKJET GUARANTEED

on 60 lb Text up to 65 lb Cover items. The 80 and 100 lb cover will also work, subject to printer restrictions. We recommend pretesting these heavier weights.

DIGITAL PRINTING:

17 x 11, 18 x 12 and 18 1/8 x 13 3/8 are appropriate sheet sizes for a wide variety of devices such as the NexPress 2100, Xerox DocuColor iGen3 and the Heidelberg Quickmaster DI.

Paper Services

Choose from services including perforating, cutting, hole punching and scoring

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Product Reviews

16 Reviews
4_5 stars
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5 stars 5.0/5.0
Marsha H
6/18/2018

Perfect

Just what I was looking for.

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3 stars 3.0/5.0
Donna F
6/18/2018

Paper was fine but post office bent package even though it said do not bend!

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4 stars 4.0/5.0
Jeri
6/17/2018

Nice and thick card stock. However, it may have been too thick for my printer. Slight blurriness compared to the super smooth card stocks. However, barely noticeable so I might still use it for my wedding invitations

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5 stars 5.0/5.0
Nataly S
4/3/2018

Very thick card stock not what I was looking for but definitely a great buy.

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5 stars 5.0/5.0
Paula
1/9/2018

This product works perfectly for my crafting projects.

I make my own greeting cards. I recently purchase cutting dies that have very intricate details and I've found that regular cardstock does not work well with these dies. What I needed is a much thicker card stock and the 200 LB weight is perfect! I will purchase all my special weight card stock from Papermill.

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5 stars 5.0/5.0
Ron
5/3/2017

Highest Quality "Poster Board" in 8-1/2 x 11 size

I am a model builder (scratch building via paper, cardboard ETC.) and for years have used store bought packages of "poster board" or those large sheets available just about any place.
I have always been extremely disappointed with this because just about all of them are very flimsy, have no body, the texture of the paper is poor and they just don't hold up to any kind of model or craft purposes.
I found this card stock from the "papermill" and decided to try it out.
This card stock is MAGNIFICENT. It comes in 100 sheet packages so it is affordable. The card stock, if I had to give an idea as to its actual thickness is something like this: "IF" you were to take about 3 standard sheets of your store-bought poster board and glue them together, you would probably equal one sheet of this card stock. It cuts wonderfully, has an EXCELLENT finish and the finish is such that it takes coloring with color pencils very well. Also, it glues well (white glue) without any of the curling or waving you sometimes get from thinner stock.
This card stock is, without a doubt, one of the greatest card stock materials I have EVER used and I am totally delighted with it.
Keep in mind that this material is 200lb stock. (A sheet of card stock that is 90 lb can be loaded into a standard computer printer) So, there is NO WAY that you can use this card in any household printer.
However, for just about any card stock purposes where you want a good solid material, you truly cannot beat this item. (And I am speaking out of years of frustration in dealing with "less-than" quality card.)
The paper mill handles all their orders very professionally and their web-site is easy to deal with.
The only "negative" about this card is that it is only available in 8-1/2 X 11 inch sheets. I sort-of wish that an 11 X 17 option would exist but does not.
However, IF you are looking for an excellent quality stock cardboard: This is it!

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5 stars 5.0/5.0
T King
3/31/2017

Great

The paper is exactly what we were looking for, great quality and for a reasonable price.

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3 stars 3.0/5.0
cjww
5/31/2016

200 pound paper

I purchased it to use as card bases; I love the weight but as said above my paper trimmer is struggling! I felt this was good value for the $$$

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4 stars 4.0/5.0
DittyJ
1/20/2014

VERY heavy paper

This cardstock is VERY heavy. I would not even consider it a cardstock, but more like cardboard. One of the recommended uses was greeting card. I could not imagine making a greeting card from this product. But it is a good quality product, a nice bright white.

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5 stars 5.0/5.0
Dae
7/2/2013

Great for Edge Painted Business Cards!

I use this stock of paper for business cards and they hold up great.

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5 stars 5.0/5.0
Macon York Letterpress S
6/16/2011

Super thick, super awesome

I used this to letterpress wedding programs and it was great!

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5 stars 5.0/5.0
Dave
12/15/2010

I can't wait to letterpress on this

I intend to letterpress business cards and color the edges. I can already tell that the 200 lb. astrolite will allow me to achieve a deep impression without showing up on the back. It's the perfect weight too; thick enough to really do the edge coloring technique justice but not excessive.

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5 stars 5.0/5.0
CL
6/9/2010

Great cover stock

I've been searching for heavy cover stock for quite a while and this is the perfect paper. Creates a substantial canvas for your business cards as it'll be far thicker than anyone else's and everyone I've given a card to took immediate notice.

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5 stars 5.0/5.0
JerryBob
4/11/2010

Correct for in-the-pocket note cards

Note cards
Covers

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4 stars 4.0/5.0
mike
2/25/2010

Paper from Paper Mill store

The product was fine

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5 stars 5.0/5.0
Phoebe
8/20/2009

Quality paper, [...]

Super quality paper, just what I was after, and I couldn't find anywhere else, truly a specialty item. I use this item for stiff backing of vintage/antique postcards.

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