Professionalism is significant in the business world. The image that you create about your business depends on everything, from the type of furniture you have to the type of paper you use. As a result, it should be your goal to have the right computer paper in your office supplies. Lucky for you, Sam's Club has a variety of computer paper to offer you.
Here is how to pick the right computer paper:
What is computer paper?
A computer paper is a thin sheet of paper that can be printed on continuously while being controlled by a computer. This is typically the paper that you use in your printer to print out business memos and other communication documents. Basically, the type of paper you use will determine how long the printed message can last and how professional it looks.
You can buy computer paper in bulk from most retail shops, including Sam's Club. We have made it our goal to widen the variety of papers that we offer our customers, including carbonless paper, matte paper and even bright white paper.
What Different Types Of Computer Paper Are There?
Inkjet Printer Paper
This is the type of paper that is preserved for printing through an inkjet printer, and it is mostly used for photos. It is typically bright white since it contains pigments or bleaching. Most of such papers are coated with an absorbent material which limits the level to which the ink can diffuse through the paper. You can use such paper to create brochures, photographs and even cards.
Laser Printer Paper
Laser printer paper is the type of paper that is typically used with laser printers. Unlike inkjet printer papers that need to have ink soak into them, you will need to use toner to write on the paper. They are great for normal work documents, school supplies and memos.
Matte paper tends to possess a muted appeal, with limited gloss. It produces non-glare documents and photos and has a smooth texture. Ideally, these are the type of papers you should use when looking for bold contrast qualities and ease in readability.
Bright White Paper
Ideally, the brightness of a piece of blank white paper can be measured using a scale of 1 to 100. Bright white papers are acid-free and ultra-smooth and have a brightness of about eighty and above. It is the best option to use when you want to print out emails, web information and other business documents. The papers are also compatible with inkjet printers.
These are paper designed to have a shiny and ultra-smooth appeal. Due to their shiny appeal, they are the best for making flyers, print adverts, photographs and brochures. Of course, you can always use these papers with laser printers as long as they are compatible with the printer. However, gloss paper that is designed for laser printing will not work well with inkjet printers.
Card Stock Paper
This type of paper is typically more durable and thicker than the ordinary printer paper. However, it is more flexible and thinner than other types of paperboards. You can use them to print out business cards, calendars, greetings cards and paper dolls. While you can use these papers in your printer, it is always wise to empty your printer before proceeding to use it.
The present ability of your resume might mean a lot when it comes to landing a job, and working with the right type of paper might help. Résumé paper is typically made from parchment, fine linen, cotton or bamboo. Other than using it when applying for jobs, such paper might help you portray any message you have in a classy way.
Continuous Feed Paper
These are long pieces of papers that are perforated at consistent intervals to make it easy to separate them. They are the best option when looking to mass produce some documents that need to be distributed.
What Size Of Computer Paper Can I Choose?
The most common paper size in the U.S. and Canada, 8.5 inches by 11 inches is a standard for most computer printing and document formats.
This paper size is slightly longer than letter at 8.5 inches by 14 inches.
This double-letter size is excellent for fold-and-stapled newsletters at 11 inches by 17 inches.
Outside of North America, A4 paper is the standard size. It measures at 210 millimeters by 297 millimeters (8.27 inches by 11.69 inches).
Designed for large-scale manufacturer printing, printer rolls are 150 to 300 feet long, with a width of 24 inches, 36 inches or 51 inches.
What to Consider When Buying Computer Paper
What Will You Be Printing?
Your choice of papers should match the use of the paper. For instance, you should use a continuous feed paper when you want to print out your message in bulk. Additionally, inkjet glossy papers will also be ideal for the production of photos. Pick the purpose of your paper and opt for papers that will be complementary.
If you want to transport the papers you are printing out, their weight will be an important factor. Additionally, you should also look at how the readers of your message will feel while holding the paper. As a result, the trick is to choose papers with the weight and durability that matches your ideal audience.
By what extent would you want your papers translucent? The goal is to ensure that you can meet the level of intended professionalism for your paper. The level of opacity should also depend on the purpose of the paper. For instance, it might not be ideal to use translucent papers when looking to produce photographs in bulk.
Paper Coating Types
The coating on your computer paper will determine its legibility and functionality. For instance, gloss papers tend to be ideal for printing out photos and brochures. Dull papers might be ideal for normal business documents. The coating will also affect how well the papers can respond to different printer types. Pay attention to the type of printer you will be using to pick the paper with the right coating.
Other than making the rest of your paper look appealing, varnish can do much more. For instance, the amount on your multi-purpose paper might make printing things on it much easier.
While some papers can withstand exposure to the sunshine, others will deteriorate with time. The trick is to pick paper and ink that will withstand exposure to direct sunshine for long periods.
What Brands of Computer Paper Does Sam's Club Sell?
We offer a variety of computer papers at Sam's Club. Some of the best options include:
FAQ - Computer Paper
What is the difference between computer paper and printer paper?
Standard computer paper is generally thinner than printer paper. Most computer paper reams (500 sheets) are 20 lbs while a ream of printer paper is 24 lbs or more. This limits the number of tasks you can use the (computer) copy paper for. For instance, while graphics heavy images will appear clear on printer paper, the thinner computer paper will make the images blurry as it cannot take too much ink.
Do laser and inkjet printers need special paper?
Yes, they do. The kind of paper to use on them will depend on what you are printing out as well as the final appeal you want on the papers. While some papers will accept toners, others will work well with being drenched with ink. Pay attention to the compatibility of any piece of paper with your printer to make the right choice.
What is the brightest paper?
The brightness of computer papers can be ranked from 1 to 100, with the brightest paper being at 100.
What is the most common computer paper size?
In North America, the most common paper size is 8.5 inches by 11 inches. Everywhere else in the world, it is the A4 size of 210 millimeters by 297 millimeters (8.27 inches by 11.69 inches).