I adore Syndee’s new planner products! I was so excited that my first impulse was to just start creating and printing. However, I knew that would be a mistake because I have thrown out my share of projects because of poor paper choices. A printed planner has to measure up in a lot of ways: Paper weight, thickness, opacity, and surface properties matter.
- print quality on my home printer that was vibrant and true
- double-sided printing without bleed through
- smooth writing surface for various pens, markers, and pencils
- minimum paper thickness that would be durable
- product that I could glue, punch, and stamp
- paper that felt good to the touch
- options that were affordable and available
I tested a number of paper types, adjusting my printer accordingly (cardstock, photo papers, text weight copy, linen, and matte white brochure and flyer).
As I suspected print quality really varied.
You will also find many commercial printing options available at office supply stores and online. But whether you are printing at home or commercially, decide what paper attributes are important for printing your planner. Then, organize your life in an artful way!