ebay - cardamatic

From: Paul Koning <pkoning_at_equallogic.com>
Date: Wed Feb 16 14:33:13 2005

>>>>> "Tom" == Tom Jennings <tomj_at_wps.com> writes:

 Tom> On Tue, 15 Feb 2005, William Donzelli wrote:
>>> cards. Likely a local print shop would have trouble making good
>>> consistent cards from that really unique card stock IBM used.
>>> It's not very ordinary, and a stack of fresh cards is like a
>>> solid block, absolutely smooth!
>> And halfway decent printshop should have a chopper that could
>> handle it. The one I used to use could get to a thousandth
>> accurately and consistently, as long as the blade was sharp.

 Tom> For manually read mark/sense cards I doubt there's any problem
 Tom> with locally made, but IBMs high-speed cards are pretty exacting
 Tom> things. I doubt a local print shop could make them that a
 Tom> high-speed punch would like.

I'm not sure if you are confusing "decent print shop" with the corner
copy shop. They are rather different.

A decent print shop can print on your choice of hundreds of paper
types, bound if you like, trimmed accurately. Trimming a tall stack
of card stock to a small fraction of an inch is no big deal. Take a
look at a box of business cards.

A quick search yields a card stock spec of 6.7 mil +/- one half; that
fits a vague memory of 7 mil. That's basically the spec for 60 pound
cover stock. So I'd expect that a stack of Mohawk Superfine Smooth 60
pound cover, trimmed to spec, will do just fine -- as would any number
of other products from any number of paper mills.

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