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About this Product
- Brochure Covers
- Business Cards
- Card Making
- Gift Tags
- Graphic Design Projects
- Greeting Cards
- Hang Tags
- Holiday Cards
- Marketing Campaigns
- Place Setting Cards
- Report Covers
- Wall Art
|Mill||Monadnock Paper Mills|
|Product Type||Card Stock|
|Size||8 1/2 x 11|
|Printer Compatibility||Offset Printing|
|Grain Direction||Grain Long|
|Paper Style||Super Heavy|
Elemental Chlorine Free FSC Certified Lignin Free
200 lb Cover DT 540 G/M2 Caliper 26 76 PPI
|Paperator™ Color Value||
CMYK C = 10, M = 3, Y = 2, K = 2
RGB R = 233, G = 233, B = 226
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.More Less
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!
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.More Less