Printable targets tearing


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atomd
July 30, 2007, 01:11 PM
I found a bunch of printable targets that I wanted to try out. The problem is the paper tears like crazy. I've tried 2 different types of paper for my inkjet printer with the same results. I threw away the packages that the paper I'm using came in a long time ago but I know they were 2 types of fairly expensive Hammermill paper.

What kind of paper do you use for targets to show clean hits without all the tearing?

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Bobo
July 30, 2007, 01:35 PM
I use the cheapest ink jet paper I can find.

At each corner, I transparent tape my printed targets to a slightly larger piece of corrugated cardboard. This gives them a supportive backing.

glockman19
July 30, 2007, 01:48 PM
I use cover paper. It's thicker.

GRIZ22
July 30, 2007, 02:07 PM
Tearing on the target backing? Use the 3M spray adhesive instead of staples. A can costs about $4 and lasts several range sessions. No more chasing targets that blow off.

jes
July 30, 2007, 02:47 PM
I use 65-67 pound card stock. Cost $13 for 250 at Home Depot.

BBQJOE
July 30, 2007, 03:35 PM
I tape my paper targets onto cardboard boxes, and throw some sand in the bottom.

cambeul41
July 30, 2007, 04:49 PM
I have an oldish laser printer, print on the back of any junk paper (= other side used) I have laying around, and have no problems at all.

zeroskillz
July 30, 2007, 04:53 PM
Either thicker or thinner will work, depending on whats behind the target.
FWIW, I use heavier stuff and have had no problems. Thinner stuff somtimes ripped when suspended by itsself, but was fine with a cardboard backing.

andyjason
July 30, 2007, 06:14 PM
i have free use of a 36" plotter at work. it uses 20lbs bond paper.

Stevie-Ray
July 30, 2007, 06:33 PM
I use nothing but 20 lb. At present it's Xerox brand, but will buy anybody's 20 lb stuff.

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