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About Double Thick Card & Extra Thick Card Stocks

As implied by the name, double thick cardstock paper, is made up of two sheets of card stock pasted, making it doubly thick. It's that simple, and at LCI you can be assured the paper you order is top quality, guaranteed.

Double Thick Card Stock, Pasted Sheets & Duplex

Double thick card stock offered at LCI

In this article, learn all you need to know about ultra heavy, double thick card stock.

Whether you are considering using it for your next creative project, or just want to know what this super thick paper is all about, read below to learn:

  • What double thick card stock is
  • How and why double thick card stock is made
  • Some common uses for double thick card stock
  • Ways to print double thick card stock
  • Double thick card stock offerings at LCI Paper



What is Double Thick Cover, or Card Stock?

As implied by the name, double thick cover weight paper, or card stock, is made up of two sheets of card stock put together, making it doubly thick. Simple, right?


How and Why is it Made? Why Not Just Make One Really Thick Sheet?

Often times, creating sheets as thick and heavy as double thick stock is not as efficient as taking two thinner stocks (that have to be made anyway) and adhering them together, so double thick is the solution.*

As an example, see below. LCI's radiant white double thick card stock (200lb / 541 g/m2) is made of two 100lb / 270 g/m2 sheets pasted together.


graphic - creation of double thick card stock


*To get a better understanding of how paper is made and why double thick stock is often an efficient solution, please view the following: Learn How Paper is Made

Can You See the Line Between the Two Layers? Though double thick card stock is made up of two pasted sheets, the paper is strongly and seamlessly adhered, leaving no visible line or weakness between the two sheets.


What is Double Thick Card Stock Used For?

Double thick card stock is used for projects of all sorts:

  • Invitations
  • Promotional pieces
  • Business cards
  • Packaging
  • Paper sculpture/art

In essence, since it is common for people to associate paper thickness with a feeling of luxury and quality, double thick is great for any project that you want to have a high end, upscale feel.



LCI Brand radiant white 200lb double thick card stock

Double Thick Stocks Offered at LCI

LCI Radiant White - 200lb / 541 g/m2

Clean, classic, and with a multitude of uses, LCI's radiant white double thick features the following

  • Smooth, matte, vellum finish
  • Bright white color
  • Offered in the following sizes:
    • 8 1/2 x 11
    • 8 1/2 x 14
    • 11 x 17

    Neenah Environment brand 120lb double thick card stock



    Environment - 120lb / 325g/m2

    Rustic and eco chic Environment brand double thick paper by Neenah with the following specs:

    • 3 earthy kraft tone colors
    • Visible flecks and fibers sprinkled though the paper
    • Made of 30% post consumer waste recycled fiber
    • Smooth finish (Desert Storm and Moonrock) and roughened Raw finish (Grocer Kraft) available
    • Offered in small cut card and large sheet sizes
    • Matching Neenah Environment envelopes available

    double thick 600gsm cotton card stock



    LCI Cotton 222lb / 600 g/m2

    A luxurious stock that prints letterpress like a dream, LCI Cotton double thick card stock boasts the following:

    • 100% cotton card stock
    • 2 soft, neutral colors - white and gray
    • Luxuriously soft finish
    • Offered in the following sizes:
      • 8 1/2 x 11
      • 8 1/2 x 14
      • 11 x 17
      • 27.5 x 39.37
    • Matching 100% cotton envelopes

    How to Print on Double Thick Stocks (Don't Try this at Home)

    Due to the weight and thickness of double thick card stock, it can not be printed at home, but with the following conventional methods:

    • Letterpress
    • Foil stamping
    • Offset or high end digital presses*

    *120lb cover only, not 200 and 600lb options


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