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Printable targets tearing

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by atomd, Jul 30, 2007.

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  1. atomd

    atomd Member

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    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?
     
  2. Bobo

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    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.
     
  3. glockman19

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    I use cover paper. It's thicker.
     
  4. GRIZ22

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    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.
     
  5. jes

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    Card Stock

    I use 65-67 pound card stock. Cost $13 for 250 at Home Depot.
     
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    I tape my paper targets onto cardboard boxes, and throw some sand in the bottom.
     
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    I must be doing something wrong

    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.
     
  8. zeroskillz

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    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.
     
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    i use a 36" plotter

    i have free use of a 36" plotter at work. it uses 20lbs bond paper.
     
  10. Stevie-Ray

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    I use nothing but 20 lb. At present it's Xerox brand, but will buy anybody's 20 lb stuff.
     
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