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Montana76
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Hi all!
I'm looking for blank paper that I can cut into the shape of regular money bills. These will be used quite a lot (EB2) so they have to stand the test of time and wear.
I tried with magazine clippings and they were goners before I even started using the gimmick..

So, where can I get high quality paper and what is it called? Making gimmicks to use side-by-side with real money makes you appreciate the quality of authentic money bills..
bowers
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Copying paper from Office depo should work fine.
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On 2013-12-28 17:24, bowers wrote:
Copying paper from Office depo should work fine.
Todd



Thank you bowers, but as I am not in the US I do not have a home depot, and the stores here have regular blank paper. Is that what you use?
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Has anyone tried this "copying paper"? Is it really different from any other paper?

When I made up an "easy money" gaff with some resume quality paper, the folding and unfolding resulted in tears after maybe 50-100 uses.

I did use some Tyvec paper. It seems to last much longer, but it is very slippery, so it doesn't handle as well for me.

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It has worked for me in the past.
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Use drawing paper - you can purchase drawing and/or sketch pads in any craft store or on Amazon. Get a pad with 70 lb paper. It's perfect for bills and will feel and last much better than copy paper.

Jim
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Jim's right I knew there was another paper I
had used.But I could not put my finger on it.
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Go to a printing place (not a copy shop) and ask for samples of this kind of paper. They have a wide range of papers.
The normal use of this paper is for flower-tablets. Those, to push in the ground.
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The paper Jim and I are talking about
is mainly used for drawing.It come's
in a tablet.And the pound's refer to
the density of the paper.
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Water color paper from an artists supply story. This kind of paper is used by artists doing water color painting. They come in smooth and textured finishes.
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Best I found is here:

http://www.allweatherpaper.co.uk/printab......er-paper

Has a plastic feel to it. Not as durable as Tyvek but way less expensive.
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And the pound's refer to
the density of the paper.
Todd
Actually the pound refers to the basis weight of the paper of a certain size in 500 sheets. Seventy pound paper means that a ream (500 pages) of that paper at a specific size will weigh seventy pounds, etc.
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On 2013-12-29 10:46, bowers wrote:
And the pound's refer to
the density of the paper.
Todd

Actually the pound refers to the basis weight of the paper of a certain size in 500 sheets. Seventy pound paper means that a ream (500 pages) of that paper at a specific size will weigh seventy pounds, etc.


So that is means that the ream of paper has to be a uniform thickness to weigh that much. Thus it refers to the weight, and more weight means thicker or more mass for each sheet of paper sheet of paper.

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That is correct.
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There is different thicknesses of magazine paper. With the high end magazines, the paper is very heavy and would last a while.

I once used paper that was called biology paper. It was white opaque paper and worked great for tricks with bills.

I have also used gloss paper, but no paper will last constant use for a very long time.

You might want to check out the newer plastic photograph paper sold to print your own pictures on inkjet printers. This paper has a plastic quality to them and should last longer. If you have to crease it to sharply, it may crack with constant use, but they should last longer then ordinary paper.
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I have to confess to taking a rather different approach right from the start.
I never believed paper would last for hundreds of practise sessions so immediately started planning how I could change everything quickly and easily when things started to look shabby.
I began by deciding I was going to use Extreme Burn to change magazine adverts and vouchers in to genuine £20 notes Stirling - as I am working in the UK.From magazines I scanned lots of different magazine vouchers and using Photoshop made up several I liked the look of.I also made up images for the backs or other sides,a couple of the backs were just cut out sections of indifferent magazine articles but I also made up a couple with a name and address box so they looked like the kind you would fill in and send by post.Naturally this design process was driven by my desire for them look as I thought they should as a theatrical prop rather than being technically accurate.By saving each image to a fresh blank document of A4 size I let the computer automatically place it in the centre of the page,this meant that if I just turned the paper over in the printer and then printed the image I had prepared for the reverse side I knew they would exactly line up with each other when cut.I then renamed all documents in such a way there would be no confusion even if it was months before I printed the next batch…so they are filed in a folder..'Vouchers for Extreme Burn' then each document is 'Voucher 1 FRONT' 'Voucher 1 BACK' 'Voucher 2 FRONT….etc.Each being a different document and each being centred in its own page.
I worked out the sizes so they would print just a few millimetres too big to give me a bit of margin to cut.Finally having measured our £20 note very carefully I cut a rectangle of brass plate exactly to the size of the note which I then filed smooth and polished.This might seem like a lot of work but I'm now in the very nice position that I only have to print fresh ones,lay the brass rectangle over the image,press down hard and cut neatly around it with a sharp knife.As I took great care in making the brass plate exactly the correct size,the vouchers are always exact too.
Making the whole job of providing fresh ones very easy.

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One word: "TYVEK"

Best quality paper IMO. Will last a VERY long time!!!!
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