It is easy to ignore a crucial part of making good quality photocopies for your home or office, and that is the type of paper to use. Often, in the interest of cutting down expenses, our first choice is usually to go for the cheapest possible product.


At SC Technology Group Photocopies Geelong, they know everything about copy paper. They can help you make a good impression and preserve your work at the same time.

To make the best-looking photocopies, start with the type of paper to use. Don’t think for a minute that there is only one kind! There are so many to choose from that you might even face a challenge.



As in most things in life, discovering for ourselves what is best can also apply to our choice of paper to use for photocopying! This article will help pave the way to help you choose the right paper. Sure, you can experiment and find the best paper that works for you, but start with these considerations:



Standard weight is the most economical and works well with high-speed copiers.

Medium-weight paper can be used on copiers and inkjet or laser printers. It is slightly heavier and therefore suitable for two-sided copies.


Thick paper has a smooth finish. Because it is denser and heavier, it can slow down or jam a photocopier. However, printing the original on thick paper with an inkjet or laser printer can improve the clarity of the copy.


Not all paper supply companies will carry the type of paper that will meet your needs. Try to get an idea of the kind of paper that has worked well in the past.


If the choices of paper in the office are limited, find out about the best photocopying method for your machine.


The brightness of the paper

Choose a paper with high brightness. It will give the copy a higher contrast, which will make it easier to read. The intensity varies from 84 to over 100. Choose from the upper part of the spectrum.


Remember that the best copies are printed from an original white or slightly pastel original. Deep colour originals will produce grey tones and may even be unreadable. Check with SC Technology Group Photocopies Geelong for more info regarding this.



Choose acid-free paper. Most papers do not contain acid, but it is useful to check the label.


Why does SC Technology Group Photocopies Geelong use only acid-free paper?


First, let us explain what is acid-free paper. It is paper which, if infused in water, gives a neutral or basic pH (7 or slightly higher). It can be made from any cellulose fibre as long as the active acidic pulp or mucilage is removed during processing. The process also includes eliminating lignin and sulphur.


Acid-free paper is essential in producing documents and artwork, primarily if they will be archived for preservation purposes.