Product Type: Tesco in Homeware
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Tesco Value A4 White Paper
Member Name: MsTricia
Tesco Value A4 White Paper
Advantages: prints well, decent for the price
Disadvantages: can tear easily, basic looking packaging
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.
Summary: decent paper from Tesco
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