The Best Quality Printer Paper

By: Corbin Newlyn

For certain people printing is simply a matter of outputting some results on paper or just submitting their work. However, for others it is their profession. For people of this group, printing is not a simple thing, and in fact encompasses so many variables in the pursuit of perfection.

Ironically, the paper itself is just as an important element as the quality of the printing machines. Basically there are two various kinds of printing paper, one is everyday kind, and the other is the high-quality professional ones. The ones most consumers use at home is the common printing paper. However, professional printing jobs cannot utilize common 70 gram paper, but in its place it uses very high-quality printer paper.

Both the professional printer paper and the most common printer paper comes in multiple sizes including A4, A5, A2 and A3.

Common Printing Paper

The weight of common printer paper can range between 70 grams to 100 grams or even higher for hardcore printing purposes. The usual weight for card stock is more than 110 grams. Papers such as this typically the appears normal, without any smoothness or glossiness. It has the ability to be used in all kinds of printers such as bubble jet, inkjet, and LaserJet printers.

When you purchase this kind of printer paper, make certain that it is of good quality and branded. This is done to prevent the printer ink from leaving smudges on the paper, or having the printing visible on the other side. Another name for this kind of paper is general purpose paper.

Professional Printing Paper

This particular type of printing paper can be segregated into several different kinds, which includes A size printer paper, photo laser paper, brochure paper, high gloss paper, non-tear and waterproof paper, wide format inkjet paper, high density color laser printer paper, and many more. The unique quality with this kind of printer paper is that it is typically twice as thick as the general purpose or common printer paper. And it can last up to twice as long.

This kind of printing paper is typically used in magazines, printing cards, flyers and glossy brochures, certificates, books, posters, photos, as well as many more. Generally speaking the ink also cost more than the kind used to print on general purpose paper. Smudging is not a problem and typically this paper is waterproof, however it should be noted that there is a separate category of printer paper known as waterproof paper.

The printing on this type of paper is longer lasting as well. This is due to the fact that the density of this printing paper is higher, which provides protection to the ink or print from being exposed to danger such as water and so on.

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