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Old 04-23-2012, 08:55 AM
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Originally Posted by ProjectKITT View Post

I try not to waste card stock on prototypes so I printed it on regular computer paper; that's why it looks a little flimsy. Thicker paper will take care of that. When I get this one done I might try having it printed on 80lb gloss cover instead of 110lb card stock. I'm curious to see how well that would work for papercraft...

Anyway, attached is what I've got together so far:
Interesting that you consider using cardstock on prototypes a waste. I kind of think that it's not a good test unless you make it in pretty much the same material you plan on using for the finished product. And card stock is fairly inexpensive really when you calculate the cost per sheet.

I'll be interested in hearing about your experience with gloss cover. I tried it once and it was a disaster. I found it didn't take glue well at all and cracked easily when folded too far, ruining the finish. Not to discourage you though - It was my one and only attempt, and I know others use it.


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