Paper types, sizes and weights guide for your business
Picking the right paper for your business greatly depends on how you are going to use it and how much you will need. Weight, types, sizes, and other attributes can vary for each paper type, so knowing what each of these categories entails will help you make smarter purchasing decisions. In addition, purchasing in bulk is an easy way to save time and money on your paper purchases. Keep reading to learn about paper types, how to choose the right paper for your business, and how Amazon Business can help.
The variety of paper options available can be overwhelming, but knowing some simple facts about paper types can help you in your purchasing decision. Learn more about paper types, attributes, weights, and sizes below.
Standard paper types: This category encompasses the most common types of paper used for businesses. The paper types included are copy paper, cardstock, poster paper, letterhead paper, index cards, retail signage, dividers, manila folders, catalogue paper, and book paper.
Specialized paper types: Paper types in this category are designed and produced for a specific purpose.
There are attributes that apply to all paper types and should be considered when placing your order.
Whether you need basic copy paper or a heavier weight paper for mailers, you will need to know how the weight of paper is measured to accurately choose what paper is right for your business. The U.S. method for measuring the weight of paper is based off 500 sheets of uncut paper and is represented in pounds. For example, if 500 sheets of uncut 17” x 22” paper weighs 20 pounds, then the paper is labelled “20 lb” regardless if it is cut into smaller sheets. It is important to note that the greater weight listed does not necessarily mean heavier paper and there is no standard size for uncut paper.
Paper sizes run on a scale of A0 to A8 with A0 being the largest standard size (33.10” x 46.8”) and A8 being the smallest standard size (2.5” x 2.91”).
Now that you know the different elements of paper, there are several things to consider when picking the correct paper for your organization.
Amazon Business has over twelve million office products to help your business run smoothly, and that includes all the paper supplies your organization needs. We also have numerous savings options, like Quantity Discounts that let save money on your bulk orders. You can also Recurring Delivery to make sure your business will never have a shortage on paper. In addition, Spend Visibility gives you insight into your paper purchases so you can stay on budget. Also with a Business Prime membership, you can get convenient and free shipping options on your eligible paper products.
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