Stora Enso is a global company producing packaging, paper and wood products. The company's focus is to create environmental-friendly products, made by renewable materials that will be able to compete with the non-renewable products in the paper market. The company produces a variety of high quality office papers for all purposes. The MultiCopy range is made by using Totally Chlorine Free (TCF) pulp and it includes the Original, the Colour Ranger and the Inkjet printing papers.
~ ~ The product ~ ~
The MultiCopy Original A4 paper is a high quality standard printing paper, available at the following substance ranges: 75, 80, 90, 100, 115, and 160 g/m². I am always using the classic 80 g/m2 sheet weight paper for home printing and this is the one I am reviewing. It is considered to be a medium thickness paper for office printing and 80 g/m2 is the most common weight used for printing and copying paper. It's a multi-purpose paper and according to the product specifications, it is suitable for laser and inkjet printers, copiers and fax machines.
The ColorLock technology, as the name suggests, "locks" the colour into the paper aiming to deliver more vivid colours, bolder blacks and quick ink drying.
The paper comes in standard A4 format (size 210x297 mm), packed in boxes of 500 sheets. Each ream wrapped pack costs around £5.
The product is made in Sweden.
~ ~ My opinion ~ ~
I find this brand of papers really good for my needs. It's a great paper to use for routine printing or high-volume printouts. I use this for printing, copying and taking hand written notes at home.
During the printing process, it runs through smoothly without causing any problems and takes the ink very well from my Epson printer. The printing quality is high for black and white or colour prints. The colours are rich and they stay true when printing pictures but I think it delivers a bit warmer tones comparing to the real photos. However, a thick and glossy photo paper would be more suitable for photo printing.
It is appropriate for double-sided prints. With cheaper papers and due to ink bleeding, the letters might be shown on the reverse side and in that case the text isn't readable. This paper holds the ink well on the surface and it's thick enough to prevent the other side showing through.
In terms of whiteness, the paper is bright white at both sides. There are a lot of papers in the market that change colour very quickly and they shift to yellow. This one is stable and retains the fairly bright white colour for longer.
One of the aspects that I like about this paper is that it's environmental friendly. It's not recycled paper but the company states that it's produced from sustainable sources. It has been awarded with the Nordic Swan environmental label which is printed on the outside packaging next to the TCF pulp stamp.
~ ~ Summary ~ ~
In my opinion, the MultiCopy Original 80 g/m2 A4 paper is a high quality printing paper that creates great prints. The printing process runs smoothly with this paper and it's an environmental-friendly product.
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