A1 Copy Paper Case 20lb, 95 Brightness, 10 Ream Case, 5000 Sheets, 500 sheet/Ream Paper isn’t as straightforward as it looks. If you run the wrong kind of paper through…
your copier, you may end up spending more than you should on paper. Having the right paper available to meet specific needs is a must for any busy office performing a variety of functions like copying and printing. It is important to understand which paper fits each specific need so that you know which TBS product is best for each project. In this article, we will tackle one of the most common questions about choosing paper: What is the difference between copy paper and printer paper?
What Does “20 Pound Ream” or “24 Pound Ream” Mean, Does This Distinguish Between Copy Paper and Printer Paper?
Other Paper Weights and Their Uses
Aside from copy paper, marketed as 20-pound ream, and printer paper, sold as 24-pound ream, there are other types of paper classified by weight:
Bond paper is the most commonly used paper in offices today. Most people refer to this thickness as printer paper. This paper comes in 16-pound, 20-pound, 24-pound, 28-pound, 32-pound, and 36-pound reams. All of these weight variants can run safely through office inkjet printers. The thickest variants can better handle color graphics and provide a more luxurious feel to more formal documents. For instance, contracts and business proposals bearing the company’s letterheads use the thicker variants such as the 32-pound or 36-pound bond paper ream weights.
Text Paper is for commercial printing, namely for brochures or stationery. These come in 50-pound, 60-pound, 70-pound, 80-pound, and 100-pound reams. Note that these are not named “printer paper” because most laser printers and copiers can’t run these types of heavier pap
These types of paper are stiff and thick and known as “cover paper.” These resemble light cardboard. It sold in weights ranging from 60-pound reams to 120-pound reams.
As its name suggests, this paper is for index cards, folders, and postcards. These thick paper variants come in 90-pounds, 110-pounds, and 140-pound reams.
Tag paper is the thickest commercially-available variant of paper which comes in 100-pound and 200-pound reams. These are used for price tags, door hangers, and signs.
Making The Most of Your Copy Paper: Brightness
Paper is made of virgin pulp that is optimized by paper mills with the addition of ingredients such as titanium dioxide to improve its brightness levels. Paper brightness is expressed in values on a number scale from zero to 100. The scale measures the amount of blue light reflected off the paper’s surface. The higher the number, the more light it reflects. The quality of the form affects its brightness level. The brighter the paper is rated, the more vibrant colors will look when printed on that paper. On the other hand, the cheapest copy paper has ratings below 90, so printing on these in color looks more washed-out.
The copy paper sold by TBS is of the highest quality for its thickness. Despite being marketed as 20-pound reams, this paper is versatile enough to carry colored ink for double-sided printing. Please note that our copy paper’s paper brightness levels from A1 and Double-A are at 95 and 96. This is considered premium quality paper and can work well with any printer type available in offices as well as photocopiers and fax machines. Not only does this paper cost about 20% less than paper of the same quality from our competitors, but being able to buy just one type of paper for all your needs also saves you more in the long run.
Takeaways: Why TBS Business Solutions Provides The Best Value for Copy Paper on The Market
With its two paper products, TBS Business Solutions provides the perfect combination of high quality and versatility at a price point that is economically feasible for any office. These products have the thickness and the brightness that can take on just about any office printing requirement including graphs, charts, and an occasional photo in reports. Though classified as a “copy paper,” its weight allows it to take on heavier tasks commonly associated with 24-pound printer paper. The printing result is beautifully vibrant at this brightness level. Moreover, it is sturdy and thick enough to reduce waste by allowing for double-sided printing. For more details on the types of paper we sell and to learn more about our office supplies and other products, you can contact us or call us at (888) 542-9888.