Hi Ladies –I have a client who’s interested in having me letterpress on a thick chipboard — perhaps the weight of the back of a pad of paper or maybe thicker — for her wedding invitation ‘book’ we’re creating. Any thoughts as to what weight I’d be looking for and any good places to get my hands on this stuff? Also — in my searching the net, I’ve found that it comes in the natural ‘kraft’ color, a grey newspaper-ish color and white — do you know if there are any other colors out there? We’re looking for a cranberry color.Thanks!!
I got a “bundle” from a local offset printer down the street from me. They bought it from their supplier which is Mac Papers around here. Don’t know of a cranberry color, just the kraft and gray. The thick stuff (kraft brown) I got is 22pt. Not sure this helps since it isn’t the color you are looking for.best,kathryn
Hello,Back in the day, we used to get this kind of stuff from: http://www.beveridgepaper.com/We used it for cd packaging, business cards and the like, as it’s thick like chipboard and comes in colors, though I’m not sure it would be great for anything that you might want to be archival. You could probably ask them about it and see what they say, but I remember it being a glorified construction paper/chipboard combination… great for fun projects, but maybe not something wedding-y?Oh, another thought would be to duplex a stock you like. We just had some success with this, just by using Studiotac and brayering it between two sheets. A bit time consuming, but I was really happy with the results, got to choose my paper, and thankfully didn’t need too much.Jen
Newman Paperboard is located in Philadelphia. (http://www.newmanpaperboard.com/) They make all kinds of chip including custom colored boards. Their minimum is probably a lot higher than you are looking for, but maybe you could call and see if they have any cranberry colored scraps around?