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Old 08-16-2011, 08:39 AM   #1  
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Question differences between cardstock, text paper and cover paper

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I was wondering what is the difference between cardstock, text paper and cover paper. What is the weight of the cardstock from dcwv?

What type of paper would be good for making wedding invitations?

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Old 08-16-2011, 03:55 PM   #2  
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Not text - text is kind of like typing paper. Cover and cardstock - as I understand it - are pretty much the same thing. Cardstock should be between 80 and 120 weight I think. I am sure someone will correct me but I think I am close. . .
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I've read a lot of threads about making wedding invitations. The favorite cardstock seems to be Pure Luxury by Gina K. Here is a link:

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mac2003yn.....There is a big difference between the papers you list. For the most information, I would suggest doing an internet search (or as some people call it "google") for paper weights. That would give you the best information for what you're asking.

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The type of cardstock I'd recommend for wedding invitations would depend on what kind of invitation you are wanting to create. Do you want the paper to be "dressy" and shimmery/metallic? Or something more solid...what color scheme is the wedding? What is the overall look?

I'd recommend reading the article at the link and checking the chart to see at a glace the differences between different weights of paper.

Understanding Paper Weights - Paperandmore.com
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Thanks ladies..I always get confused by the names...cover, index, text...what to buy?
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This chart explains the weight differences very clearly: How can I compare paper weights? - Paperandmore.com

The US measurement in pounds actually gives you no idea how heavy the paper is. A paper listed at 80# may be heavier than a paper listed at 110#. The most accurate measurement is in grams (and good luck finding that info!)

I just finished wedding invitations for my niece; I ordered the Ivory Antique Linen Cover shown here: Antique Linen Cover - Marco's Paper
and the coordinating text weight paper to use inside the wedding programs.

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Thanks for all your help! I was getting so confused - even after i did a google search. I ended up ordering swatch samples so i can compare them side-by-side. Hopefully that will help me distinguish between the types of paper.

Also, thanks for the wedding paper suggestions! So many to choose from!
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cardsbynikki and uncballfan: Thanks for the links; they are very helpful
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That is a great chart..thanks soooooooo much!
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