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#1 jbb

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 14:14

Is there any place to buy 16 lb. weight or lighter copy paper? Is all paper 20 lb. or more these days? I'd love to use lighter weight paper for invoices at work.... I just like how lighter paper feels. :cloud9: I use vintage onionskin paper with my pens but this would just be for my laser printer.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 14:48

I keep my personal supply of 24# paper for work and personal writing.
The standard at work is 20#, and we use fifteen reams per month.
I have not encountered anything lighter than 18# copy paper. It's
thinness offers poor feeding in our machines.

Maybe that is the reason for the scarcity on the shelves. Check with
a commercial print shop or have Staples order you a case.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 15:00

I keep my personal supply of 24# paper for work and personal writing.
The standard at work is 20#, and we use fifteen reams per month.
I have not encountered anything lighter than 18# copy paper. It's
thinness offers poor feeding in our machines.

Maybe that is the reason for the scarcity on the shelves. Check with
a commercial print shop or have Staples order you a case.

Which paper comes in 18 lb. weight? Is that from Staples?

#4 Daisy

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 21:00

I don't think you're going to find anything that is a copy paper under 20 lb at a local store, to be honest. I think once you get below 20 lbs you're in the area of vellum and specialty stock. But definitely check out the Paper Mill Store -- they have pretty much every paper commonly available to mankind, as far as I can tell. :D Plus, you can browse their offerings by paper weight.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 03:50

The only paper I know of in that weight, is notebook filler paper.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 04:27

The only paper I know of in that weight, is notebook filler paper.

I've noticed that too.... notebook filler paper comes in 16 lb. weight.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 20:15

I use Mead Typing paper.
http://www.amazon.co...0/dp/B001T8MAFK

I get mine from a drug store near by but it can be ordered from Amazon.
It says it's good for copiers, printers, & typewriters.

The weight it is about 16# I think. I have not had too many problems with the paper but be warned that some printers with choke on it.
Especially if your printer's feed wheels need to be replaced.
But the paper is thin almost tissue like and yet strong. I like it very much.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 20:51

I use Mead Typing paper.
http://www.amazon.co...0/dp/B001T8MAFK

I get mine from a drug store near by but it can be ordered from Amazon.
It says it's good for copiers, printers, & typewriters.

The weight it is about 16# I think. I have not had too many problems with the paper but be warned that some printers with choke on it.
Especially if your printer's feed wheels need to be replaced.
But the paper is thin almost tissue like and yet strong. I like it very much.

Hope this helps.

Thanks. I've seen Mead paper for years but never tried it.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 00:12

I use Mead Typing paper.
http://www.amazon.co...0/dp/B001T8MAFK

I was at the supermarket and lo & behold they carry Mead Typing paper which does feel like a 16 lb. weight. :thumbup: Thanks!!!