Looking for heavyweight grid paper.
July 12, 2014 7:54 AM   Subscribe

Paper Nerds Assemble! I'm looking for heavyweight paper (~100lbs / 150gsm or thicker), either bound or looseleaf, with a smooth finish... that has light grid lines (square or isometric) or a dot grid.

I've found many that meet some of the criteria, but the pattern and the heavier weight seem to be mutually exclusive. You MeFites were instrumental (ha) in helping me find some awesome pens, so I'm hoping the same will hold true in my snowflakey paper hunt.
posted by D.Billy to Media & Arts (3 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Print your own grid?

This will require access to a high-spec printer -- 150gsm is thick -- so perhaps find a friendly local copy shop, explain what you're doing, and see if you can get a discount because it's not the same as printing out entire pages' worth of toner.
posted by holgate at 9:08 AM on July 12, 2014 [1 favorite]

Here's some for sale. Google search is 'card stock grid paper'

Also, a lot of home printers have a heavy paper feed option where you can print on card stock through the part where the paper usually comes out. I had a Canon Pixma that did this, and I could print on heavy card stock just fine. Here's a graph paper generator if you want to try that route.
posted by ananci at 10:16 AM on July 12, 2014

Holgate has the right idea. A good local print shop will be able to make looseleaf happen for cheaper than anything commercially available, and depending on the shop they may be able to bind it in a way that you like.
posted by a box and a stick and a string and a bear at 2:50 PM on July 12, 2014

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