Published by Rosie on March 30th, 2012 in Paper and Card
The most common and generic form of paper is most certainly A4 size 80gsm paper. To many, this may sound like a load of gobbledy gook, however if you’re going to be purchasing paper, you really need to know what this means! Most will know what A4 means; it is the standard paper size defined by ISO 216, the international standard (ISO) paper sizes used in most countries. It defines the “A” series of paper sizes, including of course A4 which is the most commonly available size measuring 210 × 297mm.
More likely, most of us will be confused by what 80gsm means; to understand this you will need to know that ‘gsm’, is Grams Per Square Meter. Gsm measures how heavy or ‘thick’ the paper is, so the fewer the number, the lighter or ‘thinner’ the paper. Based on this, the greater the number, the heaver and ‘thicker’ the paper will be. So our 80gsm standard paper is relatively thin paper in comparison to the thicker 100gsm varieties.
For everyday office duties such as copying and printing and even for most letter writing and correspondents, A4 80gsm paper is perfect. This too goes for the home where 80gsm A4 paper is ideal for home based tasks such as letter writing and lists, printing, children’s artwork and so on. It is only where documents begin to carry some hefty importance that we should consider moving up a level and considering 90gsm+ paper and with economics as they are, it’s a good job too. Using 80gsm paper reduces waste and fuel consumption during manufacturing and the amount of recycled pulp use and tree felling too.
A prime example of A4 80gsm paper is our Evolve Business Paper featured.
- Premium paper made from 100% reclaimed material!
- Allows businesses to maintain the highest print quality standards without any environmental compromises
- Guaranteed for use on all mono and colour office printing applications
- FSC accredited
- Whiteness – 146
- Size: A4
- Packed: 500 sheets
- RRP – £26.44 – Our price just £6.58, that’s an incredible £19.86 off!
There are no compromises here; everything you’d expect from your paper including exceptional quality, with vastly reduced negative effects on our planet; just one way that you can do your bit in the home and the workplace.