Have you ever been in a fix about deciding which A4 size paper to choose for your office needs? Well, you are not the only one. To a layperson, all papers might look the same. There's a lot to explain about paper sizes and color than meets the eye. Texture, color, and thickness of the paper are some of the key attributes you should keep in mind while buying A4 size paper.
This blog intends to guide you about choosing the right paper for your office needs. Listed below are some quick tips to help you make an informed decision about paper selection.
a) Educate yourself about key terms related to paper
Reams - When you intend to buy paper in vast quantities, "reams" as a unit of measurement, should grab your attention. A "ream" of paper usually signifies a package of the paper stack which has roughly 450 to 500 paper sheets.
GSM - The abbreviation GSM is another unit of measurement and stands for grams per square meter. It indicates the density of a sheet of paper.
Opacity - Opacity refers to the translucency of the paper. This aspect is crucial if you intend to use the paper for printing on both sides. Papers with low opacity are not ideal for double-sided printing.
b) Weight of the paper
A4 size papers weigh roughly between 70gsm and 80 gsm. Let's get a sneak peek into different paper weights.
80 gsm A4 Paper- 80 gsm A4 paper is ideal for printing and photocopying. Paper with 120gsm are best suited for the printing of flyers, brochures and a host of marketing collaterals.
70 gsm A4 Paper- 70 gms A4 Paper is ideal for sketching and writing and not appropriate for printing because due to low paper density, it might stick to other paper while printing.
c) Know your printing requirements
Getting your requirements right is the first step to choosing A4 size paper for your office. Usually, a box of paper includes 5 to 10 reams of paper. One ream contains 500 sheets of paper. You can stock reams of paper depending on your daily printing needs.