Product Type: Tesco in Homeware
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Cheap paper for a cheap price.
Tesco Value A4 White Paper
Member Name: trayrope
Tesco Value A4 White Paper
Advantages: Cheap, lots of sheets, well packaged.
Disadvantages: A bit thin, not suitable for all printing jobs.
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.
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.
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.
Summary: Great value paper.
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