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Old 02-10-2011, 05:45 AM   #1
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Default What weight vellum to order?

I'm making my son's wedding invitations and I found a great source for vellum (papermartinc.com) 250 sheets 11X17 sheets for 16.43! They have different weights though -- 67 lb. cover; 50 lb., 60 lb., 65 lb. I am making a vellum "jacket" that wraps around the invitation/RSVP card and the invitation card has a vellum overlay. The vellum I bought for samples worked great but it said nothing about the weight. Any suggestions?
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Old 02-10-2011, 08:59 AM   #2
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I don't know a lot about paper weights, but I'd go with one of the heavier vellums just because I think it will hold up to the heat embossing better. The lighter weights might be more likely to get wavy from the heat, if you know what I mean.

That's a beautiful idea - have fun making the invitations!

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ITA with LidaB! Gorgeous invites, btw!
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The wedding invitations look great! LidaB is right that the heavier the stock, the better it will hold up- especially when embossing with heat. Vellum does tend to curl easily from heat because it is made with a substantial amount of plastic.

Anyway, as for the weight- actually all those weights are fairly thick for translucent vellum stock. Lots of translucent stock is down under 40lb. Honestly, for your project, any one of those above 60lb should work great!
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