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Posted 08/19/2022   1:34 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add l2y to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Sounds like they are now using 20lb paper ,years ago Scott used a heavier stock paper.


I found the opposite problem with the HE Harris US albums. The first volume, Independence, had thinner, two-sided paper while the other ones have thicker single-sided pages.

When printing my own pages, I started out with 67lb paper but found it too heavy. Now I use 28lb. It comes in a variety of colors, however lately the prices have gone through the roof. Amazon and the major office supply stores all sell it, so it is easy to find.
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Posted 08/27/2022   7:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add oldmanriver to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I took a look at Harris Liberty and Canada one sided pages and found that 28 lb was about the closest without actually measuring or miking them. I printed a ton of Steiner pages for a British Empire album I put together and used that weight and it seems to be just fine and dandy. I do have some Penny Red covers and used good old card stock for those pages.

I might add that I have a couple of Harris Liberty albums that were purchased back in '72 and the pages have aged and held up very well. I used the hole reinforcement thingys on all those pages.
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Posted 08/28/2022   11:01 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add l2y to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Oldmanriver,
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I printed a ton of Steiner pages for a British Empire album I put together and used that weight and it seems to be just fine and dandy.


I agree. If you are using hinges, the lighter weight paper does the trick. The heavier weight paper is best if you plan to use mounts for all your stamps. I also had a trouble with the holes tearing. It was hard and very time consuming putting on those reinforcements. I ended up removing the pages from the 2-post binders into 3-ring binders.
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Edited by l2y - 08/28/2022 11:07 am
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