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tarakate108 tarakate108 is offline
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Paper thickness

Does anyone know the difference between 350gsm and 380 mic?!
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About 30gsm


Nah, I guess it's in the feel and thickness of the card.


You having eco friendly cards done?
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Trying to! If I get what I'd really like, which is lovely thick cards and some pulp board flyers, it's so expensive and my costs are freaking me out, but then I could go cheaper but not have them quite as nice. A detail which is taking up way too much of my time! Who did you go with in the end?
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To be honest I didn't want business cards but then the reality hit that when I was talking to suppliers it wasn't great to scribble down a phone number and email.

I used alocalprinter.com

Because they use either recycled pulp board, or FSC mixed source, and use vegetable inks etc.

I got them to post me a sample pack agggggggggges ago, give it a try it will have business cards in it.

It was about £50 for 250 cards, they came quite nice, have the FSC logo printed on them and are a help when it comes to approaching people.

They were really helpful.

I am going to use them for letterheads, but I dont have the money spare for a few weeks yet.
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I got a sample pack from them too. I'm really looking for something that looks natural, not too sheeny if you know what I mean, but of course this is more expensive.

Thanks for the input though.
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I got a sample pack from them too. I'm really looking for something that looks natural, not too sheeny if you know what I mean, but of course this is more expensive.

Thanks for the input though.
Their pulp board is natural?
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Think so!
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Hope so!

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although lots of printers now use gsm for everything relating to card and paper, mic used to be used for card (and still is by some printers)

mic is a measure of thickness, gsm a measure of weight - the best way to compare is to get a sample pack containing both
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Thanks Nicola, that helps a lot. I've ordered lots of samples so hopefully it'll become clearer!
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