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Paper stock used for score cards?


By Richthofen

7 years ago



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    #1 7 years ago

    can anyone recommend a thickness/weight/brand/color for printing repro scorecards? A little wacky I know, but the paper I have at home is thin document paper and I'd prefer thicker paper for scorecards in the pinball machines.

    #2 7 years ago

    get card stock then

    #3 7 years ago
    Quoted from stevedave:

    get card stock then

    Was looking for a more specific recommendation.

    #4 7 years ago

    Heavy card stock (90 lb. or greater) smooth finish for standard cards or alternately 4" X 6" photo paper for graphical cards.

    #6 7 years ago

    Good recommendations. I have an SMB and am going to print on the stock recommended. My pinbot arrives this weekend and wanted to put these guys in them:

    http://www.pinballrebel.com/game/pins/instruction/zach/pinbot.pdf

    so maybe photo paper for that.

    #7 7 years ago

    My pinbot arrives this weekend and wanted to put these guys in them:

    http://www.pinballrebel.com/game/pins/instruction/zach/pinbot.pdf

    I have those exact cards on mine. They look great!

    Pinbot_Cards.JPG

    #8 7 years ago

    Card stock seems to work and look the best in my opinion.

    #9 7 years ago
    Quoted from BriGuy5:

    Card stock seems to work and look the best in my opinion.

    Oh no, I must disagree. Photo paper produces much deeper color, great gloss and is of a nice thickness.

    Give it a try, print on both and judge for yourself.

    #10 7 years ago

    The best way I've found to do it was just go to staples or office max. I had a guy help me get the right size and showed me a bunch of options for paper. They print it out, and if you don't like it, you don't buy it. I got it right the first time (don't remember what paper) and it cost me .75 cents.

    Easy solution if you don't want to buy a pack of paper...but then again, I'm just lazy.

    #11 7 years ago
    Quoted from dlbuller:

    The best way I've found to do it was just go to staples or office max. I had a guy help me get the right size and showed me a bunch of options for paper. They print it out, and if you don't like it, you don't buy it. I got it right the first time (don't remember what paper) and it cost me .75 cents.

    When you factor in how much ink and photo paper costs, this is probably a more logical way to go.

    #12 7 years ago

    I print them out on glossy photo paper and i think they look great.

    #13 7 years ago

    On mediocre (most) printers, photo paper would yield best results for that much color. If you have something better than that or go to a print shop, high-quality semi-gloss card stock will look most professional.

    #14 7 years ago

    Photo paper is what is recommended for glossy HD prints. I myself use white card stock that you can find in the stationary section of Pat Catans or Micheals for about 10 cents and print them out on an inkjet printer.

    #15 7 years ago

    Gweem, your pinbot is pimp! PIMPBOT! Now I want to go spend money on LEDs

    #16 7 years ago
    Quoted from Richthofen:

    Gweem, your pinbot is pimp! PIMPBOT! Now I want to go spend money on LEDs ...

    Thanks! The game was made for LEDs. They fit the sci-fi theme perfectly. There will be some ghosting, though, so make sure you use non-ghosting LEDs for the inserts. I recommend the ones Pinball Life sells. They are the perfect brightness for this game.

    #17 7 years ago

    Don't suppose you have a list of colors and bulb counts for the inserts?

    #18 7 years ago
    Quoted from Richthofen:

    Don't suppose you have a list of colors and bulb counts for the inserts?

    thats cheating

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