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Old 07-10-2021, 05:09 PM   #1  
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Default Best Dark Black Card Stock

I absolutely LOVE the way bright colors pop on a really black black, such as on this napkin: https://www.usnovelty.com/products/p...gn=sag_organic

But none of the black card stocks I have are as jet black. Glossy card stock may be super black but I’ve had challenges trying to consistently stamp well on glossy. And, though I love the look of shimmery card stocks, it is hard to get a jet black from them as the materials that make it shimmery tend to lighten the color.

So I’m reaching out to ask if anyone has a go-to jet black card stock they use with bright colors. I’m not overly concerned with weight, as I can always layer to a base card to add weight.

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Gina K Designs! All her cardstock is fabulous. She has two weights. Cover and layer.
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Gina K cardstock is good and is heavy base, 100 lb in black. There is no layering in black. It is currently out of stock, but you can leave your e-mail and will be notified when it is available. It is a solid black and I loved using it when I had it.

I have used other cardstock companies as well. I like The Stamps of Life Licorice. It is 80 lb and cuts wonderfully. Here is her link: https://thestampsoflife.com/licorice-cardstock.html

I have used MFT black. It is also a nice weight and is solid black. It is 110 lb: https://thestampsoflife.com/licorice-cardstock.html

These days I use more SU than anything and it is 80 lb. The colors is very much like the other ones I mentioned. I do not notice a difference.
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I have Gina K black, but Hero Arts and Papertrey black is darker. Papertrey is smoother than the Hero Arts. All are great though!
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I know what you mean, Debbie! I haven't found a great black cover stock either. Right now I have SU basic black...not terribly impressed. It's not really black. I have Michaels black that is really heavy. Also have Gina K. Neither one have a real "smooth" black. It looks like they have variation in color intensity, which makes them both look less black. However I confess to looking closely at the papers...from a distance they look "OK".

Next time I get black paper I intend to get Neenah Classic Crest Cover in Epic Black. It has the "smoothest" black of any that I have seen. No color variation across the surface at all.
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Diane,
Do you have a source for the Neenah that doesn’t require you to buy a ream of it? I’d kind of like to try it before I commit to the cost of a ream of it.
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My favorite is the Fabriano Black Black. https://www.dickblick.com/products/f...te-white-pads/
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Do you have a source for the Neenah that doesn’t require you to buy a ream of it? I’d kind of like to try it before I commit to the cost of a ream of it.
Debbie...I don't have a supplier in mind. I have the sample book from Neenah and I'm pretty impressed with the paper. I like Neenah anyway, and am switching over more of my paper to them. I was just intending to buy the larger amount. By the way, Amazon is very competitive on the Neenah packages, at least at the current time.
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I found Neenah 100 lb. cover black cardstock in a pack of 10 sheets reasonably priced on Amazon a couple years ago when I needed black. It is heavier than what I choose to use for layering, but is nice for die cutting, and looks to my eyes to be a true dark black.
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I've been impressed with Bazzill colored cardstock...be sure to buy the heavier version though.  Joann's is where I buy it...on sale.

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I too had been on a quest for the deepest. darkest, black cardstock. I found it at cardstock-warehouse. It is also available in a deep, dark, navy. To date it is darkest black I have found. I bought a set of their cardstock samples and have found it to be helpful. You can also buy single sheets of it to try…



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I have found Hero Arts Pitch Black to be the most saturated black cardstock of all the ones I’ve tried over the last 30 years.
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Hero Arts Pitch Black is the blackest of the bunch. It's much darker than Gina K's which is a nice black also.

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Believe it or not, the Fabriano Black Black is just a little blacker than the Hero Arts. Side by side, the HA has a slight color cast.

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I've never posted before.  I'd like to know where to buy glossy black card stock.   I bought a 25 sheet pkg. from Amazon and erred and bought regular card stock.   ugh.

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I've never posted before.  I'd like to know where to buy glossy black card stock.   I bought a 25 sheet pkg. from Amazon and erred and bought regular card stock.   ugh.





Tonic Studios makes a glossy black, it's their Craft Perfect line of cardstock. It's sold out on their website, but other companies sell it.



https://www.franticstamper.com/Tonic-Studios--Craft-Perfect-Cardstock--Glossy-Black-5-sheets-Mirror-High-Gloss-85x11_p_161847.html

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Jennifer McGuire uses Erin Lee Creative Glossy Black CS.  That's also where she gets her holographic CS.

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