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Finding the Perfect Paper for Your Planner
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.
I made a LONG list of what I wanted from my paper. Not all of these may be important to you for every project, but here was my list for this project:
- 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.