Published by Rosie on July 30th, 2012 in Paper and Card
When it comes to printing paper, different people require different things. Many individuals and offices require a budget paper which can be used for mass printing of paper back up’s, simple invoices and various other day-to-day print outs. However others may be after something a little more impressive; something with a higher quality finish, a paper that will impress and in these cases it is important to look for a higher quality, thicker printing paper.
Firstly you will need to consider which type of printer you are using as different paper types are suited to different types of printer. For example, are you using a copier, laser or inkjet printer? For copiers and laser printers, the paper will need to run smoothly through the machine and with inkjet printers, you’ll need to ensure the paper is of even porosity so that the ink doesn’t spread or bleed out too much. This is why manufacturers have developed different types of paper to work in different printers, so use inkjet paper for inkjet printers, laser paper for laser printers and so on.
High quality printing paper is available in many different specialist options; photo paper, high gloss paper, brochure paper, high density colour printer paper, and so on. The paper is normally twice as thick as the general purpose or common printer paper and so of course the finished printing results will appear sharper and crisper. What’s more, the paper can last up to twice as long!
Companies will purchase higher quality printing paper for making magazines and brochures, printing cards, flyers, certificates, posters, photos and more. Often companies will even purchase this higher quality paper so that they can send professional looking correspondents to prospective clients and customers for a more sophisticated impression.
- High performance laser paper for colour printing and copying
- Ideal for presentations, business correspondence, documents with colour graphics, newsletters, sales reports etc
- Designed to maximise print quality and performance
- Extra smooth for uniform colour printing and copying
- PEFC certified
- Size: A4
- Whiteness (CIE): 168
- Packed 250 sheets
- Just £15.22 inc VAT!
The Green Bit
Over the last 50 years, HP have been an industry leader in reducing its impact on the environment. In the 1970′s they had company carpools and now, worldwide recycling programs and energy efficient technology. They aim to be exemplary global citizens and place particular emphasis on their three priorities; climate and energy, product re-use and recycling, and supply chain responsibility.
As one of this markets largest and most complex global supply chains, HP have a responsibility to lead in this area that they take very seriously. It is consistent with their core values to be a force for positive change in the communities where we work and live. Investing in supply chain social and environmental responsibility (SER) and supplier diversity reflects their global citizenship principles and meets their stakeholder expectations.
HP have a partnership with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and aim to reach across the globe to set new standards for environmental leadership. Projects such as The Epicenter for Climate Conservation and Climate Witness focus on analysis, research and data collection in order to reduce HP’s greenhouse gas emissions, improve product energy use, and educate and inspire others to do the same.
HP is working towards reducing their greenhouse gas emissions by 16% by 2010, compared to 2005 emissions. Their emissions to air from their facility operations are relatively small, and they have equipment and processes in place to control those that do occur. Though there is little impact in this area, they will continue to report what is legally required. They also strive to reduce the amount of hazardous and non-hazardous waste that is generate, and continue to recycle, find alternative uses, and dispose of necessary waste in an environmentally responsible manner. In 1997, HP became the first computer manufacturer to operate their own recycling facility and continue to set the standard today with their leading recycling and re-use programs. In 2007 HP reached their goal of recycling over 1 billion pounds of products and materials.