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Old 06-10-2021, 06:05 AM
stewart stewart is offline
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What glossy paper type is the best for models?

I'm designing a paper model of an airplane that is very glossy. It will be offset printed, and I'd like to print it on a glossy coated paper, 180-200gr/m.

But... The top layer of the glossy coated paper I used in the past is cracking on the crease/fold, and a lot of white powder comes out.

Question: are there models printed on glossy paper when it fits the object? Or is a non-coated paper the best choice whatsoever?
What brand/type of glossy paper would be the best choice?
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Old 06-10-2021, 01:04 PM
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I like glossy paper. I have good luck with brochure paper. It is more plastic than paper and very uunforgiving. But it is made for laser printing, I assume there is an equivalent for offset printing.
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Old 06-10-2021, 01:22 PM
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I have had good luck with brochure paper also, though I use it on an inkjet printer. Seeing as the name is brochure, it was probably originally intended for use with an offset printer.
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I still like the glossy finish of brochure paper.


But my normal favorite glue (Aleene's tacky glue) would sometimes fail to hold.


I had good luck with Scotch Quick Dry adhesive, held much stronger. The tube lasted since about 2005. Time to buy more.


Scotch has since discontinued the product. And then re-released it under a new name. A very similar name to the replacement product... it is all somewhat confusing.


Here is what seems to be very close to what I remember: "permanent tacky glue"


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Old 09-12-2022, 07:10 PM
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I'm designing a paper model of an airplane that is very glossy. It will be offset printed, and I'd like to print it on a glossy coated paper, 180-200gr/m.

But... The top layer of the glossy coated paper I used in the past is cracking on the crease/fold, and a lot of white powder comes out.

Question: are there models printed on glossy paper when it fits the object? Or is a non-coated paper the best choice whatsoever?
What brand/type of glossy paper would be the best choice?
It almost sounds like you are looking for some photo paper. Plenty of specialty photo papers available from on-line sources, not the generic stuff the big box stores sell.

Mike
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