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Thick Cotton Paper?

I am looking to buy cotton card stock paper to use for a letterpress that I might purchase. I was just wondering what is the best & affordable paper out there? I am looking to get one that is very thick. Also, is it cheaper to buy paper in sheets and having it cut? Or buying precut paper. Oh, and I plan to do deep impressions, and maybe some edge painting which is why I would like thick paper.

Thanks in advance for your help!

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Popular cotton papers:
• Lettra
• Savoy

Paper is almost always cheaper in larger sheets.

Holyoke paper is very nice. Comes as thick as 280#

http://www.holyokedirect.com/

is this a good website to buy the paper?
http://www.paper-papers.com/paper-full-size-sheets.html

I was checking out the Holyoke Direct website.
I’ve made some calculations to determine the cost per half-letter card (8.5 x 5.5 in)
In my calculations Holyoke has better price on their thickest (#280) stock, but the Crane’s Lettra #110 is a bit cheaper than Holyoke’s #140.
Seems like a good price for the #280.
Does anybody know of other paper sources that have like these classic weights for letterpress.. cotton, or any other press-able similar paper?

I’d definitely suggest you check out the Reich Savoy.
http://www.reichpaper.com/savoy.html

Daniel Morris
The Arm Letterpress
Brooklyn, NY

Thanks, Dan. It’s a tad pricier, but the characteristics make up for it. Inkjet compatible. That’s great.

I purchase a lot of paper from these guys. Inventory available on east coast (NJ) and west (LA). Customer service has been excellent and prices competitive.

http://www.letterpresspaper.com/

They are part of Legion paper. -Clay

sorry to hijack the thread but I was wondering how the print difference is between the lettra 220lb vs 110lb and I am getting a nolan style proof press.

Wow! Just printed Reich’s Savoy for the first time.
I used the 236# cover, thick as a brick, smooth, soft texture. Elegant cotton feel.
It took ink beautifully and held a deep impression with a sharp edge. I am sold this product is great!
Steve Varvaro