Printer paper is not something I normally spend a lot of time thinking about unless I have an important document to print in which case I know I need a high quality paper. Otherwise I end up getting whatever is available and whatever is priced reasonably. At the moment I have a stack of paper which was given to me by a family member whose office was closing down and who had more printer paper than he knew what to do with. One of the packs is this HP Everyday Printer Paper.
This is a pack of 500 plain white sheets. They are A4 sized or 210 by 297 mm. They are plain white sheets of paper, non glossy and not intended for photo printing although they can be used for plain black inks and colour inks on both inkjet and laser printers. They are described by the brand as being "brighter and whiter" than other brands due to the eucalyptus ingredient used to create the paper. They also have something called 'ColorLoc' technology which is something designed by HP intended to make colour inks 25% brighter and black inks "16% bolder" than other paper brands. The paper is also said to allow inks to dry more quickly than with other paper brands, therefore eliminating any possibility of smudging or waiting around for your documents to fully dry.
The paper I have is not too thin or too thick for my preference and the paper's thickness has never caused any printer issues such as jamming. You can see through the paper slightly when you hold it up to a light source so it's probably not the thickest paper you can buy but it's acceptable. It's a paper that looks bright white and doesn't have that slightly off-white tone which many papers have. This is a bright paper with a strong texture. It feels as though it can be folded well without it damaging the paper. I use the paper for printing official letters, personal reports and creative writing, hobby materials such as recipes and articles and much more.
You can buy this paper from shops such as WhSmith and Tesco. Whilst I do have an HP printer I don't think it's essential to use HP paper with your printer. Although I think this paper is high quality I'm not 100% convinced it offers a great deal more than many other printer paper brands which are less expensive than a pack of this paper. This is currently listed as being on sale at Tesco for £4 a pack which I think is a little expensive.
At the time of purchasing my new printer, which I recently reviewed, I also picked up some A4 paper. I just asked the cashier in Staples what their cheapest A4 plain white paper was and they pointed to the HP Everyday plain paper that was being displayed nearby in an impressive circular-stacked pattern.
At the time of purchase in Staples this was £2.40 and for that you get 500 sheets of plain white A4 paper (measuring 210 x 297mm).
This paper is made with 'ColorLok Technology' which, as the label states, enables faster drying, bolder black and vivid colours. Apparently, when compared to ordinary paper, the colours of your images/text when printed out on this paper will be 25% brighter, the ink will dry 2.5 times quicker, and the black is up to 16% bolder. It is also made for use with both laser and inkjet printers, though I think that's a given and they've just written that on the packaging for the sake of filling space.
You're also made to feel better about your purchase as we are told that HP papers are a responsible choice as they're recyclable and they're from 'forests that are renewable'. A renewable forest - who would have thought?
The printer I recently purchased does not have colour toner, only black, so I cannot vouch for the claim that the colours will be brighter on this paper. However, I can say I'm very pleased with the quality of the print in black and with greyscale images. The paper is perfectly white and is of a high quality. When printing there is no running of the ink or accidental smudges as it's already dry when I pick it up. I'm also very pleased with the price!
I'm not sure what else there is to say about paper, so basically if you're looking for some quality yet cheap A4 paper in plain white, I would definitely recommend buying this HP Everyday paper from your local Staples.
Travelling to and from the library and having to pay their extortionate prices to print off my university work was being a bit of an issue for me. Therefore I invested in a printer as it turns out much cheaper and is also quite convenient for me. I needed some paper to use along with my printer, therefore I took a trip to my local stationary store and picked up the cheapest pack of paper I could find which happened to be the HP Everyday paper.
I personally purchased mine from Ryman, however I am sure these will be available from many other stockists, and they are available to purchase online if you wish. I was not particular bothered what kind of paper I got, as long as it was compatible for my printer and could also be used as scrap paper to make notes on if I ever needed to. I was not particularly fussed as paper is paper to a business student so I was not particularly fussy. The only thing that did interest me was the price, and with the amount of printing I do, I needed a fair few sheets. In this HP pack you get a generous 500 sheets of A4 paper which is fantastic as that should last me at least through the term. It retails at a small price of just £3.99 which is of an excellent value compared to some of its other competitors, so I was happy to purchase this.
This paper would be efficient for personal use and office use, and the main reason I use it is to print off lecture power point slides or to print off documents such as essays and notes. It could also be used for many other needs such as printing out internet sources or photos. The paper itself is perfect for both black and white printing as well as colour, and I have tried out both of these and achieved high quality results. If some people are interested to know, the weight of each sheet is 75gsm, and although this means absolutely nothing to me, I am sure it will interest others. It weighs about the same as your average piece of paper would in all honesty!
One thing I was pleased to read about this paper is that 100% of it is made from eucalyptus pulp which comes from sustainable forests, and I know issues such as this can be quite important to some people, and it is always nice to know where your household products do come from. Obviously this paper is also recyclable, and I always try to recycle as much as I possibly can. Another excellent feature of this paper is that it contains ColourLok technology. This is essentially where your colours will turn out 25% brighter on this paper, therefore making them much clearer and bold which would be excellent if you were to print out photographs. Another benefit of this ColourLok technology is that it allows ink to dry 2.5 times faster which is excellent as I have encountered many problems due to this in the past, which ended up leaving smudges everywhere! I predominantly am only using it to print out in black and white, and this technology also means that blacks come out 16% bolder and I have noticed this quite impressively as my documents do look very bold and efficient.
Overall, I would definitely recommend you check out this HP paper as it is very reasonably priced, and I will be happy to continue purchasing it. I was only looking for standard paper to do some printing on, however it has turned out to be useful for many other things such as scribbles and note taking, and it also comes with heaps of extra benefits which you would not really expect from something so cheap. An overall excellent pack of paper, 5 stars. Thanks for reading.