What You Need to Know About Your Printer Paper

Paper is one of the main components of the copying and printing process. While the model of your printer and your ink cartridges heavily affect the quality of your prints, the type of printer paper that you chose can be linked print quality and the number of jams you experience. 

Temperature and Humidity

Paper is porous, meaning that temperature and humidity can greatly impact you printer paper. When paper absorbs moisture, it leads to bloating, which can lead to more frequent jams, degraded print quality, and service issues. Inversely, low humidity can also cause issues for your printer paper like sheet wrinkling and static electricity.

How to Prevent Environmental Effect on Printer Paper 

The best way to prevent the environment from affecting the quality of your prints is by storing your paper in a climate controlled space. In offices with central AC, store your paper in the same room as your copier, this will allow for the paper to adjust to the climate of the room, reducing the effects of the environment on your paper.

Buy Local Printer Paper

Believe it or not, where your paper is sourced from can have an effect on the quality of your prints. Trees grow accustomed to the climate of the area in which they grow. This usually leads to paper that has less print related issues when used in similar clients. While this can be an extra step, it could lead to a noticeable difference in the quality of your prints.

Invest in Better Printer Paper

If you truly care about the quality of your prints, investing in printer paper might be something to look into. Better quality paper generally resist environmental effects. On higher-quality paper, the fibers are closer together, which makes it retain its shape better