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How to choose copy paper?
Time: Mar 10, 2022

Office workers are one of the people who use A4 copy paper most frequently, and its quality directly affects the work efficiency and the aesthetics of the text. How to choose a copy paper that has excellent print quality and ink retention time, and will not show through even if it is printed on both sides? What is the difference between different copy papers? How to choose copy paper for printer

1. What is the difference between copy paper and printing paper?
For the difference between copy paper and printing paper, there is no clear boundary in life. We usually call copy paper printing paper, but in fact, the two are not the same thing.

【Copy paper】: It can be used for all kinds of copies, inkjet printers, laser printers, and dot matrix printers. The A4 printing paper we usually call is copy paper.

【Printing paper】: Usually it can only be used for dot-type printers to print receipts or delivery notes. There are holes on both sides and the layers are superimposed. According to the number of layers, it is divided into different colors.

2. The key core indicators of copy paper selection
Part 1 Quantity/gram weight: 80 grams refers to the weight of one square meter of paper, that is to say, the weight of a piece of paper is equal to the length * width * grams weight / per square meter (unit: g/㎡, the daily choice reaches 70 ie Can).

Part 2 Thickness: Indicates the thickness of the paper, expressed by the symbol micrometer μm, and the thickness affects the gloss and transparency of the paper (the standard for high-quality products is 90 μm).

Part 3 Density/tightness: Refers to the density and thickness of the paper. The finer the density, the better the paper quality.

Part 4 Stiffness: refers to the hardness of the paper, the higher the stiffness, the harder the texture.

Part 5 Luminosity/whiteness: Refers to the whiteness of the paper. Usually, there are three types: normal white, pure white, and high white. You can choose normal white. Too high may cause eye fatigue.

Part 6 size: refers to the size of copy paper, which is divided into 13 types, 8k, 16k, F4, A0, A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, B4, B5, B6, commonly used A4 copy paper is 210× 297mm.

3. How to simply judge the pros and cons of copy paper when purchasing without parameters?

*Depending on the whiteness of the paper, it is not the whiter the better, as long as the pictures and texts are clear, the high whiteness and the strong contrast between the ink marks will cause irritation to the eyes and cause fatigue.
* Check the paper quality for defects, such as holes, spots, folds, streaks, etc.
* Touch the paper by hand, no dust and silky texture.
*Smell the smell of paper, the log paper should have a faint woody smell, not a pungent smell.
*Knead/tear the paper to see if it breaks easily in the process.

Fourth, the use of copy paper Q & A

Q: What causes the paper to turn yellow?

The main raw material of paper is plant fiber, which contains lignin. Lignin is easily oxidized in the air to form yellow oxides. Part of the lignin can be removed by bleaching. Different bleaching methods will also affect the stability of lignin. For example, oxidative bleaching is to decompose lignin, and reduction bleaching method is to use reducing bleaching agent to react with lignin, but it is unstable and will gradually turn yellow in the later stage.

Q: How to dry the damp paper?

In the rainy season, the air humidity is high, and the paper is easily damp. How to restore the damp paper to dry and not rough when touched?


If you and your office use a lot of paper right away, buy JINYE copy printing paper. JINYE paper has smooth, consistent performance and is available in large quantities. JINYE finds the right paper for your printing or mailing needs.

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