Different Types of Paper


Let me ask you this, are you aware that there are so many kinds of paper with their particular uses, and are you applying the right use of papers for your project or you are still not that sure what can be the most improved paper that will fit your needs today? If you are in a hurry today, just take a look at how these different kinds of paper stack up towards one another and choose the one that will surely fit your everyday applications, because it might save your day for the better!

Types of paper:

  1. Inkjet Paper – for use with the inkjet printers
  2. Bond Paper – for stationery, business forms, and letterhead
  3. Copy Paper – for everyday laser or inkjet printing
  4. Laser Paper – for use with the laser printers
  5. Multipurpose Paper – for daily laser or inkjet printing
  6. Non-Recycled or Virgin Paper – paper that is directly from the trees
  7. Non-Glossy Photographic Paper – paper are not glossy but gives the same print and its lifespan.
  8. Printer Paper – for printing images and text
  9. Photo Paper – for album-ready, high-quality photos
  10. Plain Paper – uncoated paper that makes the images dull.
  11. Recycled Paper – for practically any kind of project
  12. Resume Paper – for our resumes to make us stand out from everyone
  13. Vellum Paper – fine parchment that is originally made from a calf skin for smooth writing paper
  14. Card stock – for items that are in need of a little heft, like as greetings cards and business cards


The different uses of other Regular Copy Paper compared to the Laser Copy
The Laser copy paper when compared to the regular or standard copy paper differs in so many ways. Even though all are in good-quality copies, but the laser paper is styled to run through machine type, and the laser paper is also designed for the best possible aesthetics. The weight of both papers is determined by a ream.


The brightness of the white paper is being measured normally from 80 up to 100, and the higher number denotes brighter whites. The Copy paper is about 80-85% on the brightness rate while the laser paper is about 90-100% rate. However, both the finishing touch of the laser paper and copy paper had that smooth finishes that will permit proper adhesion of the laser and copier toner. Laser papers usually have a smoother final touch than the copy paper to keep that higher-quality look.


The thickness of laser paper with standard variable is usually thicker than the standard copy paper, but the weight does not at all times determine the thickness in the paper manufacturing, however, it is their case laser and copy papers that say so.

The opacity of the laser paper is higher when compared to the regular copy paper and this is because of the material density being used. The higher opacity will minimize or will “show-through” the second part of the printed sheet.

In choosing which paper to be used, remember that laser paper and the regular copy paper are basically the same types of paper, however, with the laser paper, it differentiated with higher-quality of papers and print attributes. The users must select which kind of paper to be used based on their aesthetics and economics.


Einst Urown, Different Percent Level of Brightness in Laser Paper, 2019


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