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|Product Type||Card Stock|
|Size||8 1/2 x 11|
|Printer Compatibility||Offset Printing|
|Grain Direction||Grain Long|
96 lb Cover 260 G/M2 Caliper PPI
|Paperator™ Color Value||
CMYK C = 20, M = 0, Y = 4, K = 0
RGB R = 239, G = 240, B = 235
Elan Metallics® Colored Papers are easy to print on when following these simple hints. We recommend you pre-test all procedures prior to press time to ensure you achieve the desired results.
Elan Metallics have a partially absorbent to non-absorbent surface. For optimum results, we recommend inks that dry by oxidation and are 100% VOC free. Please consult your ink manufacturer prior to printing. Some offsetting of the pigment particles to the blanket may occur during printing but should not affect the image quality and will not require special wash-ups.
Keep Elan Metallics wrapped in mill packaging until the moment of printing. It is essential to let the paper acclimatize in the press room for a minimum of 24 hours – longer during cold weather. Also keep Elan Metallics 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. If the bindery has a different climate than the pressroom, allow the paper to acclimatize to those conditions.
Elan Metallics are equally coated on each side. We recommended you print both sides of the first 20 sheets of each carton to ensure you achieve the desired results on each side.
For optimum results, set jogger pressure to a minimum and lifts at 3 to 5 inches.
Low solvent (0-5%) varnish or aqueous coating is optional as a surface protector or to achieve design effects. Pre-test all coatings for compatibility.
Run water at minimum levels with a minimum pH of 4.0. Solid or multiple color bars can be used to assist in removing water and aid in ink set time.
Use care when cutting Elan Metallics. Use a sharp knife with minimum clamp pressure. To achieve a clean edge, back trimming is essential. Wipe the newly cut edge with a clean, soft, glycerin-saturated cloth.
To properly score Elan Metallics, start with a 2 point rounded channel score. The matrix channel should be a minimum width of 2.5 times the caliper of the sheet to be scored, plus 0.028” - normally 0.050” for text and 0.060” for cover.
Elan Metallics are 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.
For optimum results, use foils suitable for plastic materials.
It printed beautifully on my digital commercial printer/copier both one sided and two sided. It cut nicely and easily. The weight of the paper worked great for postcards and wedding inserts. The white metallic looked very white but when the light hit it differently it looked like it had a gold shimmer, making it a very beautiful paper. This paper exceeded my expectations.More Less
Wonderful product! This paper was thicker that I had wanted, so I 'll have to return it. I was given a RA# promptly with no problems at all. I will continue to use The Paper mill store for all my paper needs in the future. As my hobby is scrapbooking for the winter months I can stock up on my most favorite colors to use.More Less
This product is great. My cons are to be taken with a grain of salt. The edge wrinkled a little more than expected when folding to make into thank you cards. Cost is higher when compared to basic card stock but in comparison to similar papers in ths segment, it's cheap for what you get. Staples could print on it, paper has a nice shimmery finish, looks very professional.More Less
This was the final decision for a fussy client that had put me through a variety of media for business cards, although it was more expensive than most others. The bling appeal really shines through. Glossy card has a sharper edge on color laser printing for small type sizes, but this media just looks better than everything else, and accurately prints double side without shrinking in color lasers. Nice to cut, also.More Less
I do A Lot of stitching on paper when making greeting cards and and other projects. I need quality weight paper. This paper is perfect and, it's not even the heaviest weight that I've tried before from this brand. I love it! I just placed an order for more and will be back in the near future. Thanks Paper Mill Store!More Less
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Your paper will be cut with state-of-the-art paper trimming equipment operated by paper industry professionals who understand the details of your design. Specify any size. Our online cutting designs are exact. Cutting usually takes 2 - 3 days, but let us know if you have a tighter schedule.
Whether you need return receipts, business cards or shelf-talkers, our online design is easy. Choose from 46 standard formats or order your custom dimensions on perpendicular edge-to-edge perforations. Perforating usually takes 3 - 4 days, but let us know if you have a tighter schedule.
Paper hole punching provides clean, crisp, circular holes for a variety of binding applications. Have us custom hole punch almost any paper available on The Paper Mill Store. Hole punching usually takes 2 - 3 days, but let us know if you have a tighter schedule.
Proper folding, without cracking, usually requires a nice crisp score to create a hinge for the paper to fold along. Have us custom score almost any paper available on the site. Scoring usually takes 2 - 3 days, but let us know if you have a tighter schedule.
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