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#19 Lewis Davies

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 11:23 PM

eastman staples
card is quite costly tho
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Posted 11 March 2011 - 12:31 AM

Macculoch and Wallis have pattern card 1m wide @ 2 p/m. Good for blocks and comes as a continuous length and heavy 270gm.

For "throw away" drafting I use kraft paper/ parcel paper. Mine is 60gm so it's a bit light for storing hanging up but if I have a show that I keep the patterns for, it is strong enough to roll safely or fold. I don't have storage at home for millions of patterns that may never be used again (yet).

Morplan sell slightly heavier 70gsm paper.

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 01:05 AM

Poster board disintegrates. And... the plastic is cheaper and easier to get.

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#22 Tony Rutherford

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 08:11 PM

I use the brown pattern paper from morplan . They also do heavier card in various colours .

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Posted 12 July 2017 - 05:25 AM

If anybody is still interested in a good source for paper I can highly recommend the Alfred Stöffler GMBH
They ship worldwide and they'll send you Samples. You will get the pricelist with a small samplebook (just small snips and only 10 pieces auf of their collection but they will send you DINA 5 samples when you specify what you are interested in.

They've got brown and white paper, transparent paper, Plotter paper, cardboard, acetate and so on in different weights and widths. They can even produce paper for your very special needs.

I personally tried them out because I was annoyed by the size of my paper I used before. Now I've got one 150cm in width, 120g/m2 and I am in Heaven! If that is too exaggerated for you, the've got other dimensions as well. They sell to the industry as well as to small designers and tailors.

Check them out: www.stoeffler.de

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#24 Der Zuschneider

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 12:28 AM

I changed my mind long time ago. I use brown paper because you can chalk along on the fabric.


#25 Rory Duffy

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 11:58 PM

You don't have to spend a lot of money on paper. I believe brown packing paper has always been used as it is usually recycled and therefore cheaper than bleached white paper.
Personally I usually use the brown packing paper sold at the dollar store. The width can be difficult though I tend to buy up all the 1.5m rolls when they come in.

Brown paper is also easier to keep clean.
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