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Michael J
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I want to order a large PnP print from www.mimeo.com. They offer 50% off on first orders after signing up, so I can print color documents on high quality card stock for about .23c per page. I've been researching the best PnP titles to include in my print, and so far have about 65 pages of gaming gold ready to go.

My question has to do with the type of paper to use. My choice is between 1) glossy white paper (100lb), white card stock (100lb), or glossy white card stock (100lb). Is glossy the way to go for PnP games? What's the difference between glossy white paper and glossy white card stock if both are 100lb?
 
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100lb paper stock and 100lb cover stock are two different things. They are not the same thickness, density, weight or size.

It doesn't make any sense unless you know what it means. Then it makes sense, but you wished they wouldn't use such a stupid system.

The card stock would be about twice as thick and feel like a thin playing card. A postcard or baseball card are good examples.

Off the top of my head I think 100lb text paper stock is around 150gsm and 100lb cover/card stock is around 275gsm.

Glossy varies a lot on the printer. It might just be a semi-gloss sheen or it could be a thick "plasticy" coating. Imagine a movie poster or photo. Those are usually glossy.
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MusedFable wrote:
100lb paper stock and 100lb cover stock are two different things. They are not the same thickness, density, weight or size.

It doesn't make any sense unless you know what it means. Then it makes sense, but you wished they wouldn't use such a stupid system.

The card stock would be about twice as thick and feel like a thin playing card. A postcard or baseball card are good examples.

Off the top of my head I think 100lb text paper stock is around 150gsm and 100lb cover/card stock is around 275gsm.

Glossy varies a lot on the printer. It might just be a semi-gloss sheen or it could be a thick "plasticy" coating. Imagine a movie poster or photo. Those are usually glossy.


So what's the best option for printing PnP games? I am tending towards the card stock for durability, but not sure whether glossy is the right option.
 
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you'll get much brighter colors with a glossy cardstock.
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I would go with glossy card stock. That way you won't have to worry about lamination.
 
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Thanks guys. Glossy white card stock it is. Will be tough to cut out, but I am printing out some fun games to try! So far my games include DoD, Free Trader, ZimP, Bindle Rails, Airborne In My Pocket, and Air Traffic Controller. It's out 100 pages, and will cost about $25 total. Thanks for all the advice.
 
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