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Brand: Tesco / Type: A4 White Copy Paper / Quantity: 500 Sheets

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      17.03.2013 20:25
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      Don't get this at full price but for £1.25 this is a bargain.

      Tesco paper does very occasionally end up in the sales and this is the only time to buy it. At £2.50 per ream (500 sheets in a pack) it's not the best value for money, this is £12.50 for 2500 sheets. I have seen better quality paper for not much more in Staples but for £1.25 its worth every penny. I paid £1.25 for one pack just to try it.

      This stuff isn't that white and Tesco do sell a whiter alternative which is also 90 gsm. This being the price it is I wasn't expecting much. This isn't dark but there isn't any brightness to it, it's pretty dull and printing photo's on it isn't the best idea if you want nice looking photo's. For rough draft though this is perfect.

      There are very small imperfections in the paper and these are noticeable close up. There are little faded spots or black/brown specs on the page. This means the paper hasn't had a good dyeing and proves their point that the bright white paper is a better alternative, that's why they stack them next to each other on the shelves!

      The paper is easy to bend, cut or craft. This is good stuff for kids crafts or making paper aeroplanes. The paper is slightly thinner than most copier paper and I've had a few jams in my printer but out of the 500 sheets in a pack it has only been the few times, and generally speaking it doesn't jam.

      The packaging is recyclable, it's a sort of waxy smooth paper. This can't be used for anything really, as soon as you rip it apart the glue can't be stuck back down so it's pretty much useless.

      The paper can be recycled of course, but you could just try to minimise wastage by using both sides of each sheet. You'd be surprised as to how few people actually do that and instead print out tons of pages.

      The paper is not waxy or smooth in any way and so it's clearly value paper living up to it's name. If you're writing on this then it's excellent, biro's are absorbed well as are fountain and gel pens are just as good. You can soak the paper when printing large squares or images which do cause the paper to shrivel a little in me middle. Leave it to dry if this does happen.

      Overall this is value paper living up to it's name. It's below average and once you've had good quality printer paper you really notice imperfections in this. For home use and rough/draft printing or even crafts this is suitable.

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        27.02.2013 21:23
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        A cheap alternative for your paper needs

        As a student I go through a tonne of paper. I'm always having to print bits and bobs, especially in the revision season, and I also often use plain paper if I'm doing mindmaps or diagrams to aid my revision. I would say I go through anywhere between 5-20 sheets a week even though I tend to recycle old sheets by simply writing my notes on the back or around the margins. This means I need to buy in bulk and not only for cost effectiveness.

        Tesco Value's A4 paper comes in a pack of 500 sheets. This is perfect and lasts me a while, especially as I tend to buy around 3 packs at a time. They cost £2.50 currently so I'm able to get 1500 sheets for £7.50 which is a huge bargain. The paper is 75gsm which is a reasonable thickness as it mean usually when I'm writing on it my pen doesn't come through to the other side unless I'm using a particularly thick pen like a marker or something. The paper doesn't look or feel particularly luxurious and it comes in a standard white paper cover which you simply open up from one end and slide the paper out. I store mine in this usually and it manages to keep my unused sheets looking fine.

        I own an injet printer and so when I first bought this paper I was a little worried about how it would come out. In my experience black text comes out fine so long as I am printing evenly and not in a huge bulk at one time or else it can start to smudge a bit. Whenever I've printed coloured images/text it is a bit hit and miss, sometimes it is excellent quality (although this is usually when my page varies from black and coloured ink) and other times it becomes streaked and looks as if my ink is running out even though its brand new. This is quite rare however and usually its excellent quality particularly for the price.

        The paper it pretty standard and exactly as you'd expect. Its good quality, gets the job done and not to mention cheap! I've never had any issues with this paper and have used it pretty consistently for months unless I happen to be in another store when I'm in desperate need of paper right at that moment. I would definitely recommend.

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        13.02.2013 19:50
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        Represents excellent value

        I buy the cheapest paper I can find for my printer at home. I am not too bothered about the quality, to be honest, but having said that, Tesco's plain white copier paper is cheap AND good quality at the same time. I buy a ream of 500 sheets from Tesco's and it only costs £2.49. I have actually never found any paper cheaper than this before and one ream lasts me for ages. We all use the printer at home and my daughter uses individual sheets of this copier paper for drawing and painting, so it is quite versatile.

        The paper is very plainly packaged and is situated in the stationery aisle of my Tesco Extra, where I do a lot of my shopping. The paper is A4 size and is 75gsm. The paper has no lines and it's suitable for laser printers as well as the inkjet variety.

        As soon as I get the paper home, I take off the outer wrapping and place the sheets inside a drawer I have inside the computer table in my spare room. I like to keep it flat as otherwise it won't go through the printer as well and it can get jammed very easily.

        The paper is a good thickness and though it doesn't feel superior in quality, it serves a useful purpose, as the printing we tend to do doesn't require a heavier duty paper. My daughter can paint or use felt tipped pens on these sheets of paper, and for the most part, the paint and ink will not leech through to the other side of the paper and more often than not she is able to use both sides. I think that says enough about how thick this paper is.

        Price-wise, this paper cannot be beaten. It's good quality and the sheets are nice and white and crisp. Overall, it represents excellent value for money and I highly recommend it.

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        12.02.2013 20:01
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        Fulfills our needs

        I have a pack of Tesco Value copier paper which I bought for £2.50 for 500 sheets. The paper I have recently bought is slightly different to their previous pack, they must have improved it. Our old pack says the paper is 75 gsm (paper density) the new says 80 gsm so slightly thicker quality- good- although doesn't seem much different to me!

        Packed like a parcel in white paper the packaging is plain and just says what it is- it hasn't even had an Everyday Value facelift. The labelling tells us that it's suitable for printers, fax and copiers. It's easy to open, I only open up one end and slide out what I need. The sheets are A4 size, white and thinnish. The colour isn't brilliant white but white enough.

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        There hasn't been any paper jamming, the product goes through our current and previous printer with no problems. I can stack quite a few in the printer and they come through one by one. Printing writing is fine and doesn't really come through the back. Pictures using a lot of ink come out okay but definitely show up through the back. The paper doesn't smudge or smear anything, the printing comes out clear. The ink dries almost immediately so no problem with the paper on that score.

        My son uses this paper a lot for art projects. He draws and paints on this paper with various mediums and the paper is fine for this too, although things do show through the back.

        The paper is thinner than dearer branded paper and lacks the quality of it, but that's reflected in the price it's nearly a pound cheaper than the Tesco own brand. Home Bargains do a smashing pack for the same price but I wasn't in Home Bargains when I needed it!

        It's perfectly fine for knocking out the odd letter and is adequate for my sons art projects, homework etc but I think lacks the quality for anything important- say a letter to the queen........

        I would recommend it for using as an everyday paper- especially if you get through a lot like we do.

        4 stars from me as it's not the best quality and the same price as better paper from Home Bargains.

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          12.02.2013 18:16
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          Fantastic for everyday use but a better paper should be used for more important documents.

          As a student, you can easily underestimate the true cost of paper before you begin studying. I really didn't take notice of this expenditure and, although it still wasn't a major hassle, I still wasn't too pleased when I had less money than I actually thought I did to spend each week. This is where Tesco came to my rescue. By selling this paper at £2 to £3 for 500 sheets, I am able to keep my study costs down and have more money for drinkin... urm... I mean... donating to the poor!


          This paper is 75 gsm (grams per square metre) which is a decent paper mass (Generally, the higher the better). This means that the paper is made of decently dense material. However, although it is fairly thick, I do not believe it is thick enough for double sided writing, but this could be down to me being a little heavy handed when writing and drawing though. Admittedly, I do not really use plain paper to take my notes on, but my diagrams would be a whole lot more organised if I could have two on one sheet of paper.


          I have also tried this paper for inkjet printing with varied results. Text seems to come out perfectly fine and appears as good on this paper as on any other. However if I do any form of images or graphics, the ink does seem through to the other side a little bit - not by much at all but it does still indicate the paper quality.


          A downside to this paper is that it, as many cheap papers do, has a slight yellowish tint i.e. it is not pure white. This, I would not say, is intentional and is rather a result of the cheaper materials used in production for this to drive the costs down. Unless you have a comparison to a better quality paper, you do not really notice though.


          Due to this paper not being the best quality, I would not recommend it for things such as CVs or other important documents. if you are a student, like me, buy another pack of paper specifically for things such as this and just swap out the paper in the printer as needed. This paper is perfect for quick, scruffy notes however and I love using this paper at exam season where, I admit, I waste paper as I will scribble my answers to past exam papers and write myself many random notes on many different sheets which, after the exam, all end up in the bin.

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          12.02.2013 17:17
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          5 stars

          We go through lots of paper in our house. My grandchildren love drawing and making things so we are forever using lots of paper but we do also use it for more formal things such as printing out letters and paperwork too.

          My husband brought home this large packet of paper. It contains 500 sheets. It isn't anything fancy, it just comes in a packet which opens at the end and you take the paper out as and when you require. It isn't a fancy box or anything but that is fine for us.

          It is 80gsm so a standard weight for paper, it's white and very crisp too. We had some white paper once before which was more off-white but this is what it says on the packet that's for sure.

          It is perfect quality, it's mat, not shiny and it's easy to use this for all sorts of things. My grandchildren love to draw pictures and cut out paper to make collages with and so they go through this really quickly. I thought 500 sheets would last us a long time but in the 3 weeks we have had it we are already half way through the packet!

          It prints well too. When we use this for printing purposes the ink dries well on the paper. It dries quite quickly really.

          I cannot fault this paper at all. It is hard to know what else to say about it except that it is a good, white, A4 paper packet. It is what you would expect of something of this description so it gets a full 5 stars from me.

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          11.02.2013 23:26
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          A decent quality paper at a very reasonable price.

          Tesco white paper.

          As I home educate I use I lot of paper, both for printing and for the children drawing. I have been buying Tesco value paper for as long as I can remember, and have never been disappointed. You get 500 sheets of 75sgm A4 plain white paper which measures 210x297mm and it costs me £2.50 which I think is remarkable value compared to other papers available even 75 gsm papers. It works great in my inkjet printer but I should imagine it would work perfectly in any type of printer, the kids use it a lot for colouring and if the use felt pens they don't come through the paper too much which is an added bonus.


          The packaging also states that you can use it for faxes and copiers also but I can't vouch for this having never used it for this purpose but can't see that there would be a problem with this. The paper comes wrapped in a thick white paper with the original blue and white Tesco "no frills" value logo. This may have changed since I bought it a month back because the value range has had a face lift in the past few years.


          The paper feels of fair quality although not very thick like some printer can be, but does the job I require admirably, the printer accepts the paper with no problems at all and I have no jamming issues at all. It needs to be kept flat and avoid exposure to water because if it should become bent or creased it could jam your printer.



          It was produced in the USA for Tesco Stores Ltd and is available in most if not all Tesco stores or online at www.tesco.co.uk which is where I purchase mine from.


          Overall this is another great Tesco Value product, which I buy over and over again and will continue to do so. This product has never failed to impress and is certainly worth a try.

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          22.01.2013 15:37
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          Great value paper.

          ~*~*~*Introduction~*~*~*

          I am not particularly bothered about what paper I use in my black and white laser printer as I use the laser printer for printing out rough copies of letters, rough draughts and copied and pasted sections from web pages (recipes, jobs etc). I use better quality paper for actual letters and photo's when I use my colour inkjet printer. While having a random wander around Tesco in the early hours of Christmas Eve I spotted the Tesco Value A4 White Paper at the eye grabbing price of £2.49, so I popped one in my trolley.

          ~*~*~*What do I get for £2.49?~*~*~*

          The paper is wrapped in a paper wrapper and looks very similar to the picture shown above. The Tesco Value Paper seems to have missed the re-branding to Tesco Everyday Value and still has the same red and blue motif of some of the old products. The paper packaging is recyclable and holds my sheets of paper together well until needed.

          In my pack of paper I got 500 A4 sheets of 75gsm white unlined copier paper that is suitable for inkjet and laser printers, plain paper faxes, copiers and typewriters. The pack advises that the paper is kept flat and that you avoid exposing it to extremes of temperature and moisture.

          ~*~*~In use~*~*~*

          Each sheet of paper is nice, smooth and bright white. I do feel that the paper is a little on the thin side but what do I expect for 0.5p a sheet. The paper fits in to the feed tray of my laser jet printer easily and feeds through the printer without jamming or getting crumpled. In my inkjet printer I have to ensure I have altered the printer settings to take account of the thinness of the paper otherwise the printer will take two or three sheets through at a time.

          As previously mentioned I only use this paper for black and white printing or very light colour (writing, shading), heavier colour printing (photographs) just soaks the paper and does not come out very well at all.

          My kids also use this paper for drawing pictures and doing homework on and it has always been fine for them, although felt tip colouring comes through the other side and when they used to use it for painting pictures on the paper would dry up wavy.

          I also use this paper to line the top of my kitchen cupboards so I don't have to spend ages cleaning them. I can just crumple the paper up, give it a quick wipe and reline.

          ~*~*~*Conclusion~*~*~*

          I personally think that for £2.49 this is a good pack of paper, everyone in the house manages to find a use for it and a pack lasts a good couple of months. I think the paper is quite thin and not suitable for heavy printing jobs, but that is why there are different types of paper available for different types of printing jobs. I think it is worth having a pack in the house if only for the kids to draw on and to line the tops of the kitchen cupboards.

          Thank you for reading.

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          07.01.2013 15:59
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          decent paper from Tesco

          I first bought paper for my HP printer from Currys when I had a bit more income and not as much expenditure and probably paid close to a fiver for some 500 sheets of paper. This actually lasted really ages as we tend not to print as much from home due to coloured ink being ridiculously extortionate and so pack lasted near enough 18 months. Now my daughter is 3 years old she loves drawing and scribbling away so after reading a few reviews about this Tesco A4 paper on here I decided to pick up a pack to stock up!

          The paper comes in a thick pile which is wrapped in a basic outer paper wrapper which is sealed like an envelope and we tend to open only one end so we can grab a few sheets out at a time. The design is slightly basic with the red border at the bottom which states is contains 500 sheets of 80gsm paper and that it is size A4 and white copier paper. It is reasonably cheap at £2.50 per pack, essentially 0.5p per sehet which really is super cheap!

          The sheets of paper are actually rather thick, and don't feel as cheap and scratchy as I thought it may be considering the price, and so I was pleasantly suprised. The paper is definitely white, and doesn't have those cheapy lines going across it like cheap, crappy paper lol. It fits in my printer perfectly, although we tend to only put in about 20 sheets at a time, and the paper glides through easily and doesn't jam or rip when going through and so prints on the paper well and does the job perfectly. Similarly it's easy when I am photocopying documents and the quality is good for such cheap paper.

          Of course the main use for the paper is my 3 year old wanting to draw me lovely pictures and for this it doesn't hold up so well, as she does tend to stab aggressively at the pages and I find she rips them rather easily. However, she can get bored quite easily so that's not too much of a problem as 9 times out of 10 she draws on the paper for about 2 minutes then discards it in interest of something more fun to play with so the paper often ends up in the bin anyway! But for paper this cheap, I don't mind her wasting it (to an extent anyway!).

          Overall I think this is paper is a bargain and I wouldn't hesitate to buy it again. It's not top of the range, and comes in basic packaging but it does the simple job we need it for and doesn't cost an arm and a leg. It can generally be purchased from the large Tesco stores as opposed to Tesco Express stores but is still widely available.

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          06.01.2013 18:24
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          It's a bargain in my eyes

          Tesco Value A4 White Paper -

          Currenltly £2.50 at Tesco (for 500 sheets)
          A4 sized

          Being a student I seem to get through reams of paper rather quickly. I did at first when I bought my lovely printer buy some HP paper for £3.50, as a gentleman in the isle of the supermarket I was in looked disdainfully at this when I picked it up, and made me think it was terrible quality. However since then I have been less fussy.

          The pack contains 500 sheets of paper as does any other ream of paper. It is wrapped in a paper packet, that is rather basic, and only a little glossy - however what is contained within is a real gem... The sheets of paper are nice and white, and they work well in my printer.

          I have only very rarely had issues with jamming (and this happens whatever brand of paper I use)... The inks I use on this paper do not run, and as they are cheap generic inks I had thought this would be an issue. Being in the middle of essay season (hence the need to review things rather than actually do my university writing) I am getting through paper at a rate of knots... I have in fact printed my current essay seven times today. At an average length of six pages (it started shorter, and is now a little longer), that's a lot of paper that I have in fact barely glanced at... This makes this product a god send... (It also makes me realise that when I do not know where my assignment is heading I press print for time to think)....

          When my nieces or nephew end up coming round unexpectedly I find the paper (with the addition of my highlighter / post it box) will keep them occupied for hours - I even have a few creations on my boiler that have withstood the test of time for a while now.

          For quick simple jobs I feel this paper is wonderful, however earlier this month when printing C.V's I have to admit I did buy paper with a little bit more weight to it, as I wanted to make a 'good impression'.

          I'd highly recommend this, as it really is such a great price for what you get...

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          06.01.2013 18:10
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          An excellent paper for your general printing and household needs.

          I go through a lot of paper being an open university student that is based a lot online so I always have plenty to print out and as such I didn't want to be spending a fortune on some white paper so when I came across this Tesco Value paper for £2.50 for 500 sheets I decided that it was worth giving it a shot as a lot of the value products I have tried have been of reasonable quality. I got this from my main Tesco which is a large one situated in a retail park, there is another smaller Tesco near me and this also seems to stock it so it is pretty widely available and there seems to be Tesco's here, there and everywhere so it's not too hard to get a hold of.

          The paper comes stacked in a bundle with a simple paper covering, the packaging is very plain and simple and to be honest I just took the whole stack of paper and put it into my letter filer thing to keep it together. You could if you wanted lift the flaps on one of the ends to keep the paper together but as I said I got rid of the covering.

          The paper itself is of regular size and feels quite thick, it's not of super quality of course but it isn't transparent and you can print on both sides although to be honest I tend to just print on the one as it's a pain to do both sides with my printer but it can be done if you desire it. The paper is white, not an off coloured white but pure white which is good I think. It hasn't got snagged or torn in my printer which has happened on a couple of occasions with other brands so I think this is a good test of it's quality. The ink I have found hasn't seeped through the paper which is again a problem I have encountered in the past. The ink is very readable on the paper and you can also highlight and write on it as normal with no problems. My son has also used this paper for painting, stickers and colouring and we have still yet to have any problems with ripping or tearing which I think is excellent.

          Overall I think this is a really good buy, you wouldn't want to print wedding invitations on this but you can use this for everyday matters, general printing and anything else you might need. I would definitely recommend this paper to anyone and I have purchased on several occasions and will do so again.

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            05.01.2013 19:22
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            I would highly recommend this, it's fantastic value!

            As a big fan of coupons and voucher, as well as myself and my partner both doing work which involves printing I need paper which is reasonably priced. This pack of paper costs a mere £2.50 for 500 sheets making that 0.5p per sheet. The premium band printing papers are much, much higher priced than this one with 500 sheets of HP paper more than double this price.

            The paper comes wrapped in a sheet of thicker paper with the Tesco value trademark design. The packet is sealed at both ends and very easy to open. The only downside to this is that you have to make sure that you don't tear the outer paper too much if you intend to keep the sheets in there for storage.

            The paper is A4 size and a bright white colour, so will fit into most printers, copiers and folders/filing pockets. The sheets themselves are thinner than high priced ones, naturally, but you can print writing on both sides with no problems, and heavier printing does not leak through onto the back. I have never had any problems with the paper jamming in my printer, even though it is a little more flimsy and lightweight than others.

            The paper is also very handy for jotting down notes, lists and using instead of a notepad as it can work out much cheaper than buying a separate A4 pad. I would definitely recommend this paper over more expensive brands or versions, unless you have a specfic need for heavier paper why pay more when this product does the same job for much less?

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              05.01.2013 17:50
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              Great for all kinds of uses.

              I've read quite a few reviews on this copier paper and having been buying it for some years felt it was time to do one myself.

              I have three children who love drawing. I myself also like drawing. I also have a printer that I rely on to print out work for myself and the children. As you can gather we therefore go through a lot of paper.

              These packs cost £2.50 for 500 sheets of plain white 80g paper. Each comes in A4 size. For those who don't like working maths out, this equates to about 0.05p each or 2 for 1p. This is a bargain price.

              The paper itself feels quite thick but is not embossed or have any watermark on it. It is a nice white paper though.

              As for copying or printing (as this is what it is meant to be used for) it is perfect. It prints out well. I have little or no creasing and it very rarely gets stuck in the printer.

              As for drawing it is also excellent. I often like sketching with pencils and this paper is brilliant. Also not dear if I choose to throw away and restart. My young lad enjoys using pens and felts and this works well too.

              Do I recommend this paper? Yes I do. Although there is similar paper out there, this is nice and cheap and is available at most Tesco stores. You can't go far wrong.

              Copyright stebiz 2013 - also on ciao.co.uk

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                03.01.2013 19:59
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                Great for those little jobs

                Product: Value A4 White Paper

                Quantity: 500 sheets

                From: Tesco

                Price: £2.50


                Although I have a printer connected to the family PC at home I don't tend to use it very often at all. The only time I mainly use it is when printing out any map directions, online receipts or vouchers. Basically what I print are mainly small things of that description which I will eventually throw away after one or two uses.

                As I don't use the printer to print out any work of quality or something which I would keep I therefore wanted printer paper which was cheap but was also of a reasonable quality.

                Whilst browsing in my town's local Tesco store I came across the Tesco Value A4 White Paper. I admit that the first thing which attracted me to the product was the price; just £2.50 for 500 sheets of paper seemed like an absolute steal.

                The paper comes packaged in the recognizable value range wrapping; Red, White and Blue which in all honestly does look cheap but hey I'm not one to be a packaging snob, afterall it's what is inside that counts and for a product that cheap you can't expect the packaging to be brilliant. You can open one side of the flap of the protective wrapping around the ream of paper which then enables the paper to stay securely in place whilst removing one or two sheets at a time. This also keeps the paper well protected.

                The paper is A4 sized and fits perfectly into my printer. The colour of the paper is white, not a brilliant white no but still white all the same. The paper definitely isn't the best quality of paper but for the price it does the job it's intended to do and it does it rather well.

                Not the best quality but I didn't buy it for that reason, something cheap, cheerful which does the job just fine.

                Rating: 4/5 Stars.

                Thank you for reading.

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                  Tesco A4 paper

                  We have a printer at home but to be honest I don't use it that much, its just for the occasional cinema ticket that I print out or directions to someone's house or the odd e-mail. The printer paper that we have for our printer is this cheap Tesco A4 white copier paper.

                  This ream of paper from Tesco was very cheap. A ream of paper is 500 sheets and that is exactly what you get in this pack. The pack costs just £2.50 which is exceptional value in my opinion. It is packaged in the cheap Tesco red, white and blue and what I like about it is that you can just open the flap at one end of the ream of paper and then can pull out a few sheets when you need them leaving the rest of the paper quite well protected in the wrapping. This way it doesn't get dusty or bent and still stays quite nice. I've probably had the same ream for about a year and am not even half way through it yet, that's how seldom we use it but when we do its nice to know we have a pack of paper there ready and waiting. A lot of the time now it turns into craft paper for my little girl and boy to scribble on with their crayons and pens.

                  The paper is A4 sized and so it fits into the printer well and into any folder or envelope we choose to put it in after we have printed something out. Obviously as the price suggests this is not the most luxurious paper in the world. There is no water mark on it like you get with some good quality papers and the sheets are fairly thin, not nice and thick either like quality paper. Having said that though the ink does not leak through onto the other side when you have printed on it so its good enough for regular printing.

                  The paper is white but again I don't think its as crisp and as brilliant as a white as you can get with some better quality paper. It does feel a bit cheap and obviously if I wanted to print out something nice to keep I would probably use a better quality paper but in terms of what we use it for I would say this paper is a very good investment.

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