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5 Things to Remember When Buying Printing Paper Online

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5 Things to Remember When Buying Printing Paper Online
Just like you should ensure that you have got the right printer for your task requirements, similarly, it is equally important to choose the right papers to ensure that the printed materials are of the best quality for excellent outputs.

Printers are an essential part of our lifestyle now days. They are now loaded with software that can fulfill the requirements for the users, both at home and at the office with equal panache. Depending on the type of the project that you are printing and on the model of your printer, you will need to buy paper. Here are five things that you should consider before you buy what will be the most essential item.

1. Do not ignore the printers manual

Although there is a printer manual that comes standard with all the printers, most of the users conveniently forget to read it and use the printer on a trial and error basis. The manual will be able to give you a clear insight about the size and the type of paper that is best suited for your model of printer so you can get the optimal results in printing.

2. Choose the correct printer paper weight

The weight of the printer paper can vary from 40 GSM to 900 GSM. Depending on the weight and the thickness of the paper, your printer can provide you with varied outputs. For instance, the standard copy paper weight of 80 GSM will run through most home and commercial printers effortlessly.   As the weight and thickness increase smaller home printers struggle, with the paper often jamming on guides and rollers.  Grain direction of the paper also plays a big part in successful printing.  For more on grain direction visit the Paper School tab on our website www.arrowpaper.com.au.

3. Choose the correct printer paper weight

The weight of the printer paper can vary from 40 GSM to 900 GSM. Depending on the weight and the thickness of the paper, your printer can provide you with varied outputs. For instance, the standard copy paper weight of 80 GSM will run through most home and commercial printers effortlessly.   As the weight and thickness increase smaller home printers struggle, with the paper often jamming on guides and rollers.  Grain direction of the paper also plays a big part in successful printing.  For more on grain direction visit the Paper School tab on our website www.arrowpaper.com.au.

4. Choose the correct paper colour

Most people are unaware that a coloured paper will change the colour of the ink printed on it.  When laid down,  toner and inks are translucent.  The underlying colour of the paper will show through, changing the colour printed on it.  If you want the colour of your ink or toner to stay true then choose a white paper.

5. Choose the correct paper finish

The finish of the paper used for the printer is also a very important consideration. This is especially true when you are planning to print photos.  Using an uncoated paper can result in dull lifeless photos with minimal colours .  If you want magazine quality prints you must use papers designed for that purpose.  Papers that are heavily textured can also be difficult to print as the ink fails to reach the “valleys” in the paper giving a blotchy effect.

6. Buying printer paper from online retailers

Buying paper online in Australia is the most convenient method of ordering the best quality printer papers. If you choose to buy online, you can look through the deals offered by Arrow Printing Supplies. There are different varieties of paper which are all of the most superior quality and can provide you with outstanding printed materials.   If you are unsure of your needs just email us from the online contact tab with what your requirements are and we will help you choose the perfect paper.

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