What is a good card stock?

The 80 lb card stock is the most common weight of card stock, and is used for DIY invitations, card making, scrapbooking, flyers, post cards, die-cutting, menus, craft projects, program, and business cards. If you are needing to fold the 80 lb cardstock, we would recommending scoring the stock before folding it.

What is card stock used for?

Card stock is often used for business cards, postcards, playing cards, catalogue covers, scrapbooking, and other applications requiring more durability than regular paper gives. The surface usually is smooth; it may be textured, metallic, or glossy.

Is cardstock paper the same as construction paper?

Unlike cover stock, cardstock is NOT the same as construction paper. You’re probably used to using construction paper in school for your own or kids’ projects. It’s typically quite bright and colorful, and a little thicker than normal paper which makes it great for art projects.

What is the difference between paper stock and card stock?

Cardstock. Also called cover stock, cardstock is thicker than paper stock but is more flexible than a paperboard. The thickness makes it ideal for business cards, postcards, and greeting cards.

Can a regular printer print on cardstock?

Generally, home printers are able to handle 80-pound or 10-point cardstock – any thicker, and the paper may jam. Coatings are added to many kinds of cardstock to give the paper a glossy, polished appearance.

How do I buy cardstock?

How to Buy Card Stock

  1. Choose the weight of the paper needed for your project. Light card stock starts at 100-120 gsm (grams per square meter).
  2. Pick the fiber quality desired.
  3. Decide which color you prefer for your project.
  4. Choose a finish and/or surface texture if desired.
  5. Finally, choose a size.

Can you paint on cardstock?

Can You Paint On Cardstock? Before painting, the important question to ask is whether cardstock paper works as a good canvas for paint. The good news is that you can most definitely paint cardstock. Since it is significantly thicker than ordinary paper, it can withstand the weight of paint without losing its integrity.

What paper is best for card making?

To put it simply, cardstock is a thicker and more durable type of paper. It is more flexible and thinner than paperboard and cardboard, making it perfect for arts and crafts. Since it is heavier and sturdier than standard or regular paper, it is also the best choice for paper crafting and card making.

How do you print on cardstock at home?

How to print on thick paper/cardstock

  1. Open your document and select File > Print.
  2. Before sending your document to print, select Properties which will open your printer’s driver settings.
  3. Find the Paper Settings tab, this will allow you to select various media types that your printer can handle.
  4. Select your Paper Type.