1

I often print some custom targets on common copy paper. However, as you might already guessed, the paper gets tattered very fast.

Is there any printable (common inkjet) material which is more durable (some foil etc.)?

Printer stats:

  • A4
  • Color
  • Inkjet
  • HP Officejet 8600 Pro
  • You could print on paper and glue it to card? – Aravona Dec 21 '15 at 16:07
  • @Aravona Would consume too much time. It's faster to just print out a few more faces :) – OddDeer Dec 21 '15 at 16:10
  • Well you can print on card straight away if your printer can accept that, but to be honest with you, anything else you put through your printer could either jam or damage it - you'd need to list what printer you have and what it says it tolerates printing. Anything else would void a warranty. Do you have an inkjet or a laserjet? Also what size does your printer print to? A3 or A4? – Aravona Dec 21 '15 at 16:12
  • @Aravona I'll add a few stats. However, I'm looking for something which doesn't tear that easy. So that a bullet/arrow hole is only the size of the shaft - nothing more. Kind of such a foil/paper hybrid. I hope someone can recommend such a material based on experience. – OddDeer Dec 21 '15 at 16:15
  • 1
    Look for a paper that's a higher gsm than office paper which is 80gsm - that printer can accept a maximum of 280g/sm. – Aravona Dec 21 '15 at 16:26
2

I haven't tried this personally but I would imagine that waterproof/resistant paper used for printing out maps would work well due the slightly plastic feel.

A quick search using your favorite search engine with the terms 'waterproof inkjet paper' ought to give you lots of options.

  • +1 This is a good idea, I was facing the same problem some years back. Will keep this in mind. – fgysin reinstate Monica Feb 29 '16 at 10:29
2

Print your faces and stick on cardboard. They last a lot longer. Waterproof paper might help if you're planning to shoot in not so fair weather.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.