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Thickest photo-quality paper or cardstock

Discussion in 'Hewlett Packard' started by signswi, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. signswi

    signswi Very Active Member

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    Wondering if anyone out there knows of a really thick paper or cardstock that can run through the L25500. Like playing card thick, if possible, as the project is making some one-sided mockup playing cards for a prototype. 12pt+ cover/110#+ cover preferable.

    Doesn't need to be exactly the same thickness as your average playing card, but it should be shuffle-able once cut to playing card size.

    Not looking to outsource to a playing card specialist printer at this phase, just looking for material.

    Thoughts? Thank you!
     
  2. BigfishDM

    BigfishDM Merchant Member

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    I sell 10pt and 12pt that runs great in Latex, most people have been running the 9pt and the cost is only $0.11 a sq.ft
     
  3. jayhawksigns

    jayhawksigns Very Active Member

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    We got some really nice McGrann paper in a little while back, may be thicker then you are wanting, had a nice glossy finish and printed great with our L25.
     
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    royster13 Very Active Member

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    Are you doing a custom face or a custom back?....If just a back, Gemaco will do 10 decks for under 100.00..... http://www.gemacocards.com/promotional/full-custom-design
     
  5. BigfishDM

    BigfishDM Merchant Member

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    Sorry I just noticed the shuffle part, I wouldnt reccomend my product for that. I havent seen anything that acts like a playing card material.
     
  6. signswi

    signswi Very Active Member

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    Thanks for the info all. Bigfish I'll probably be in contact about the 12pt. We can always sleeve and mash shuffle the prototypes instead of riffle so that's no big deal. Didn't expect to find an exact card mimic stock, playing cards are typically two or more laminated materials, sometimes with a plastic intermediate layer between the face layers. It's how they get such good response from the cards.
     
  7. Replicator

    Replicator Major Contributor

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    You could use BIG SYSTEMS 741 Series, 450g PVC, this would be perfect for mock playing cards . . .
     
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