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paperie

In light of the onion skin fail (it jams in every printer I’ve tried), I need to find a suitable alternative. What I really need is a good paper store. Not a couture stationary store, where I can buy cute cards or embossed notepads, but a true paper store.  Like Ryman’s.  Sadly we don’t have one of those here.

However, if you know of a paper store that carries a large selection of papers, please let me know. Leave a comment here; I’m willing to make a drive (NYC or Baltimore are not entirely out of the question, although Philly would be more ideal).

4 thoughts on “paperie”

  1. Hey Rachel – Have you tried Michael’s or Hobby Lobby? They all sell fancy cardstock in singles. They also sell clear vellum. If you go to Office Depot or Staples, they will have various shades of vellum (which is lighter in weight than cardstock). I’m not sure exactly the look you’re going for so I don’t know if any of this helps. There are a few places online that sell fancy paper, too.

  2. Thanks Rachel.

    I’m trying to mimic the feel of an old bible. Onion skin was ideal, as it came closest to the thin pages, but it keeps jamming my printer.

    I tried Michael’s – not much luck, as they are mostly scrapbooking papers. I hesitate to order online, as I want to actually feel the paper before I buy.

  3. hmmmm. that’s a tough one. BUT – a lot of the online paper stores allow you to order a sheet or two just for that reason. I’m trying to think of paper that would resemble bible paper. tough, tough. Also – just so you know, Tilt prints on an OKI laser printer – a pretty expensive machine – and I’ve had trouble printing on parchment paper which tends to be thin. Although, if you find the paper you are looking for, you could always go to a kinkos and see if they are able to print on said paper.

  4. I would recommend parchment, but…it doesn’t always copy well. I know you’re looking at actually typing the prototype, but I’m assuming you’ll have to mass copy to distribute, unless you’re really feeling ambitious and want to type EVERY SINGLE BOOK! I mean, maybe that how you really want to go and if it is, then you should go with the parchment. Unfortunately, a lot and I mean A LOT of the specialty papers are a real pain in the ass when it comes to mass production. As a former copy center manager, I know this first hand. If you’re going to mass produce with a copy center, keep in mind that textured papers are a real bitch and WILL jam. I’ll look into some other papers for you and see what I can come up with.

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