Hi, which paper do you use? I'm searching for a good paper and i can't figure out which one is the best to build papercraft models. Glossy? Matte? Textured? Photo paper? Could you give me a little help? >.< (Sorry for my english, my native language is portuguese) Thank you!
For me, it depends on what I'm building. For starters, never use glossy or photo paper for papercraft, the ink will come off the page when folded. Some papers you might find too matte as well, if you get any amount of glue on the paper it can look horrible.
For smaller models I use 120 gsm (32llb) paper. It's an HP presentation paper I think. I've used it for models like Skull Kid or my Zora Armor Link, but also some larger models like my latest one of Stahma Tarr because the slightly thinner paper is easier to work with and get more organic shapes with (like smooth clothing wrinkles.
For life size models as well as anything that's cubee or has very large pieces (like weaponry) I use a 110 llb cardstock. Really its the thickest card stock you can get your hands on that will go through a printer easily. Mine is just the office supple store's own brand.
I guess it depends on what kind of models you plan on building, if you're just starting out a 120 gsm paper would probably work the best. It'll still be strong but won't be as hard to work with as thick card stock.
Sorry for the delay in response, I hope this helps!
Sorry to bother you, but if you don't mind, i would like your help >,<. The ink is fading from my papercrafts, black turning into brown, white turning into something like a pink mixed with white, whatever... The real problem is that the papercrafts are becoming ugly. Is there something i can do about the ink fading from the paper? Obs.: I use Glossy Paper 200gsm. I would be grateful if you could help me. Thank you!
I know it did that for me too, what you wanna do is right click the file and then pick extract, I extract my papercraft files to pictures but, just put it wherever you want. Then, go to where you s Extracted the file to and open it. It shouldn't be programming gibberish then.
Haha, the link is actually hidden, because the designer released it on Easter, so it was his little hunt. There is a small dot beside the title SUZUMEBACHI, click on that, it will take you to the real template.