I am building a co-working space for the design industry. I want it to have excellent printing facilities. Right now I'm working on sourcing papers. What paper types and weights would be a good starting point and why?

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    Paper choice depends on what kind of print job you are doing, and what your client wants, and where you live with respect to brand availability - all of which you have failed to mention.
    – Billy Kerr
    Jun 9 '17 at 13:28
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    Also, your choice of substrates will depend on (and possibly be dictated by) your printing machinery. Photocopiers, wide format ink-jet printers, letterpress machines, vinyl cutters, etc all have very different requirements and restrictions. E.G. I would expect "excellent printing facilities" to include colour calibrated output which would require specific paper to function properly.
    – Westside
    Jun 9 '17 at 13:38
  • The location is Melbourne....the motive for the question is to broaden my offering ...more than my printernrecommendation. All responses GREATLY appreciated. Tks Westside and Billy
    – Snp
    Jun 9 '17 at 14:02
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    I think the only sure thing is offset white in various weights :)
    – Scott
    Jun 9 '17 at 15:12
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    Hey @Snp we're discussing your question here: graphicdesign.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/3224/… --- I think if you edit to include what types of printers and work you're looking at doing we can get this reopened and a really good question.
    – Ryan
    Jun 12 '17 at 22:19

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