Ask most anyone in an office or home office, what the one item
they absolutely can't do without and most will answer either pens or printer
paper. When you stop and think about the sheer number of printers and
fax machines that are sold each day, the printer paper answer starts to make
Printer paper is really kind of a generic word used to cover
most any type of paper that can be used in a printer or fax. In fact, there
are many different types of printer paper on the market, each designed for different
uses. Here's a run-down of the types of paper you'll find in stores-and what
they're designed for.
paper - Many people think that the name "multi-function" means that this
paper is specifically designed for use in multifunction or all-in-one machines.
In actuality, this paper is very versatile and can be used for a number of different
applications including general printing, copying, and faxing. This type of paper
is also commonly called copy paper.
Paper - As the name implies, this type of paper is used for resumes. This
type of paper tends to be thicker, brighter, and more expensive-looking than
standard copy paper, making your resume stand out in the stack.
Bright White Paper - This paper is specifically designed to
have a smooth, non-textured surface, and can usually be printed on both sides.
The brightness of the paper is designed to make black text and colors stand
Paper (also called Glossy Paper) - Photo paper is typically used for printing
photos or presentations with images, charts, or graphs. It produces a sharp,
vibrant print that looks very similar to a traditional photo. There are a number
of photo quality printers on the market today that are really designed to be
used with photo paper.
Stock - Card stock paper is a sturdy, thick paper often used for scrapbooking,
postcards, or business cards. It's available in a number of different weights,
and is often the thickness of an index card or heavy construction paper.
As you can see, not all paper is created equal. There are many
different types of papers available on the market, but not all are produced
with the same purpose in mind, and may not all will work in every type of printer.
If you would like or need help choosing a printer
paper, feel free to contact our customer service department via phone or