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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 9:11 am 
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FG Tissue Paper

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Hi!

I just got hooked on build me some papermodels after stumbling into this great site :)

But as i'm from Sweden, i have trouble finding the "Cardstock" paper, so i wonder if you can tell me the paperweigt of Cardstock #67 and #110 in the form of grams/m2 ? Like for example in Sweden all paper are noted in this form: 170g/m2 (thats a common semiglossy photopaper).


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 10:58 am 
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According to my packaging--the 110 lb paper is 200 gm/m2 and the 67 lb is 145 gm/m2 Use the 67 lb for most stuff, save the 110 for boxy things or very large models.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 11:18 am 
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Thank you!! Now i know what to look for here in Sweden! :P


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 1:12 pm 
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I've yet to find 145gm/M^2, 160gm is common enough and close enough for goverment work. I've tried 120 but it is just a bit too light imo.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2006 9:18 am 
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FG Tissue Paper

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Rick Thomson wrote:
I've yet to find 145gm/M^2, 160gm is common enough and close enough for goverment work. I've tried 120 but it is just a bit too light imo.


Great tip! I note this in my run for sutiable paper!


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2006 1:58 pm 
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How about a link for a source of Cardstock in the USA? :?:

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2006 5:24 pm 
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Red river paper is a good source for the silver paper. I buy 110 lb from Walmart, and recently found 67lb at Staples. Kelly Paper also carries a variety of cardstock in lotsa weights and and sizes. Walmarts are everywhere, (possibly excluding Pluto), and the cardstock is usually in the office supplies section.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2006 9:51 pm 
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Thanks, Murphy. 8)

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2006 10:43 pm 
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An excellent source for paper (except silver) is Office Depot. Several weights and surfaces of card stock, plus some intermediates between 20# plain paper and 60# card stock.

Not quite as common as WalMart, but lots of them around. And they do have a web site you can order from (not only paper, but ink as well).

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 3:57 pm 
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Hi,
A very easy to find paper will probably be the EPSON Matte Paper-Heavyweight, which is 167gr/m2. It is a standard that most printers will accept in the option Heavyweight or Card stock in the Preferences of the Print option.

Anytyhing from 150 to 200 gr/m2 should do fine.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 2:34 pm 
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:wink: Sorry for being a bit late in replying however in Australia we use metric also and I find 160gsm paper ideal for papermodelling.
The brand available here is NOPA which is evidently manufactured in Germany.

I have also found it hard obtaining supplies of the right paper and tried 200gsm, too think and the laser printers I use baulk at accepting it, so 106 seems to be the maximum weight accepted.


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