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Old 09-23-2004, 03:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a model who is looking to have some comp cards done and I was wondering if it is worth my efforts to do them for her. She doesnt want many but I would like to know what kind of paper to print them on, Would card stock be appropriate??
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Old 09-23-2004, 04:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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A couple of thoughts. One of the challenges with a "home job" is the sizing of the cards. If you hand-cut them, it's possible that they really won't be the right size or they all won't be the same size.

If you do want to buy a slightly off-sized stock, make sure that it's coated on BOTH sides. And then you have to run the card through twice and have twice the opportunity for a mis-feed that screws up the card (when you're printing them one at a time.)

There are lots of on-line shops that will crank out 100 cards for $60 - $80. They'll be (at least) comperable in quality to your ink-jet output and at least they'll all be sized the same way... Could be much better. Try CK Designs

Best of luck
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If you need double-coated 5x7 paper to crank out a few quickie cards -- check out Red River Paper
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Old 09-23-2004, 05:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I use Epson Double Sided Matte (It is heavyweight but not listed on box.)
50 sheets to a box is around $15.00 at major office supply stores.
You would need a cutter or take it to a copy/print shop to cut.
You can print photo quality on both sides without any problem.I use it all the time.
 
 
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Kevin,

Check out www.tolsek.com they are pretty good and run a web special 1000 full color front and b&w back with UV on the front for 199. You uplaod your design and they ship within 2-4 days.


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I've used Tolsek.com several times and have always been pleased with their service and turnaround.


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I want to thank you all for your responses to my inquiry. I think I will do the design for her and let someone else print them if she wants to get a lot of them. If she wants a little amount I will give it a shot myself.
Thanks for the information.
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Standard Size of Model Comp Cards are 51/2" x 8 1/2" Printed on 100 lb. Cover Stock / Silk Finish.

I use a program called Xara from www.xara.com which is a vector based application and very easy to use. The program is very lean as well. Here is a mock-up I did as a sample.

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