Shopping Discussion

What's the difference between different types of PAPERS..?

  • Last Updated:
  • Apr 28th, 2007 12:17 am
Tags:
None
[OP]
Deal Addict
User avatar
Dec 7, 2004
1682 posts
2 upvotes
Markham, Toronto

What's the difference between different types of PAPERS..?

I know this is a preety random question..
But I just don't understand the difference between different types of papers..
Copy, Multiuse, Inkjet, Laser..etc
There are so many types but they just all look the same to me. :confused:
I bought some multipurpose paper for my inkjet printer and they just work fine.
Not sure if the inkjet ones would work better on my printer though..
Which one should I get? Any suggestions..?? :idea:
5 replies
Deal Addict
User avatar
Apr 12, 2005
1997 posts
141 upvotes
Toronto
wilson.311 wrote:
Apr 23rd, 2007 4:54 am
I know this is a preety random question..
But I just don't understand the difference between different types of papers..
Copy, Multiuse, Inkjet, Laser..etc
There are so many types but they just all look the same to me. :confused:
I bought some multipurpose paper for my inkjet printer and they just work fine.
Not sure if the inkjet ones would work better on my printer though..
Which one should I get? Any suggestions..?? :idea:
Don't get laser paper for an inkjet printer, it will smear.
Deal Addict
User avatar
Feb 6, 2003
1329 posts
2 upvotes
I use multipurpose (copy) paper in my inkjet for almost everything.

The exceptions:

Businesss correspondence, resumes, etc. I print on 24lb paper using a laser printer.

Photo's for distribution. I use photo paper, the grade depends on how good the quality has to be.

So basically, print everything for personal printing on the cheap copy paper and use the best quality paper you can find for situations where you want to make a good impression.
Deal Addict
User avatar
May 17, 2004
1502 posts
6 upvotes
Riffer wrote:
Apr 25th, 2007 12:21 pm
Businesss correspondence, resumes, etc. I print on 24lb paper using a laser printer.
Is there a specific grade for this type of paper? Or is telling the sales rep that I need 24lb paper enough to get them to understand what I mean? Thanks
Deal Addict
User avatar
Oct 28, 2005
2006 posts
104 upvotes
mochachicka wrote:
Apr 25th, 2007 4:25 pm
Is there a specific grade for this type of paper? Or is telling the sales rep that I need 24lb paper enough to get them to understand what I mean? Thanks
There's also brightness. For inkjet color print presentation materials, I use paper thats's 24lb(higher is better/thicker) and brightness of at least 92(higher number is brighter/white), I use the cheapest paper for laser.
× < >

Top