PaperModelers.com

Go Back   PaperModelers.com > Card Models > Found it on the internet

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 03-09-2010, 02:10 PM
BARX2's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Big Rock Candy Mountain, North Carolina
Posts: 642
FedEx Kinko's glossy card stock

OK folks, I took the plunge and bought a 250-count pack of glossy card stock today for $21.99. This is great stuff. I highly recommend it. Now that I have the package I know the brand name and can find it elsewhere. BUT, the pack is very heavy and so shipping would be a killer. Probably best to just get it at Kinko's. It's Mohawk brand Ultra Gloss cover 90 pound/218 gsm, stock number is 37-104. Here's more info:

Mohawk Card/Cover Stock Ultra Gloss Color Copy/Laser Paper, White, 90 Brightness, Letter, 250 Sheets (37-104) - SuppliesPlus.com
Reply With Quote
Login to remove ads
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 03-09-2010, 02:25 PM
avro202's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Posts: 557
Interesting!

Hmmm...but its for laser printers. I wonder if they have the same for ink-jet?
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 03-09-2010, 05:04 PM
BARX2's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Big Rock Candy Mountain, North Carolina
Posts: 642
Forgot to mention, I am using it with my Epson Stylus 1400 ink jet printer and it's doing great so far. I'll take a picture and upload it.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 03-09-2010, 06:25 PM
BARX2's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Big Rock Candy Mountain, North Carolina
Posts: 642
Here are a couple of pictures. The first is a screen shot of the original pdf of the FG B-17 Olive color. The second is a photo of the same pdf printed on Kinko's glossy card stock. The color in the photo is a little off because it was taken under fluorescent light. You can see some smudging, but I think it's acceptable. I printed the page using the Best Photo setting and selected Plain White Paper for the medium. I noticed when I selected Glossy Photo Paper the smudging was more pronounced.
Attached Thumbnails
FedEx Kinko's glossy card stock-b-17-pdf.jpg   FedEx Kinko's glossy card stock-b-17-photo-kinko-glossy.jpg  
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 03-09-2010, 08:17 PM
ltla9000311's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Holly Hill, Florida
Posts: 362
Hey Barx, thanks for the tip on the glossy cardstock! I work for one of the sister companies of FedEx Kinkos, (soon to be FedEx Office) and can get an employee discount!

The picture of your priny looks nice and crisp, I will definitely give this stuff a try!
Reply With Quote
Login to remove ads
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 03-13-2010, 05:52 PM
gregh's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Midwest
Posts: 359
thank you for the tip, could not find glossy at staples, office max, office depot.
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 03-13-2010, 06:12 PM
cMags's Avatar
cModerator
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Marietta, GA
Posts: 1,987
Send a message via AIM to cMags
Have you tried gluing it up yet? Does it hold with PVA as-is or do you have to use CA or scratch off the surface?
__________________
Current builds: F-35A Lightning II 1:72
Previous builds: cMags' Card Model Builds
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 03-14-2010, 08:34 AM
BARX2's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Big Rock Candy Mountain, North Carolina
Posts: 642
It glues perfectly with my usual Tombow Mono Aqua. No need for CA or scratching the surface. See my Canon green sea turtle here: Picasa Web Albums - Joe - Green Sea Turtle I had the model printed at Kinko's on their laser printer.

I will back off a little on my praise of this card stock when used with the ink jet printer though. Things get a little muddy when there are large areas of color. I guess it's best with a laser printer.
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 03-14-2010, 08:47 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 1,101
I've tried a couple of prints using Staples inkjet brochure and flyer paper., It prints well but is way too thick - 8mm because the coating is double-sided. I only looked at the weight (180 g/m2) and not the thickness when I bought it. It was pretty expensive, ~$30 for 150 sheets. However, Staples allows you to return it at anytime if not happy, so I will probably do that.
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 03-19-2010, 11:03 PM
alpinemike's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Pacific north west
Posts: 159
[QUOTE=BARX2;109714]It glues perfectly with my usual Tombow Mono Aqua. No need for CA or scratching the surface. See my Canon green sea turtle here: Picasa Web Albums - Joe - Green Sea Turtle I had the model printed at Kinko's on their laser printer.

great looking turtle!
Reply With Quote
Login to remove ads
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:24 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2