Anyone who owns a computer with a printer knows that creating a successful project can depend on the type of computer printer paper you use. You can find this type of paper available almost everywhere today. All major department stores carry some versions of it, as do the electronic and office supply stores. Even with the standard white paper used for printing you will find variations in the degree of how white the paper is. Using the shades of white that are not as brilliant is often good for very long projects that contain a lot of reading material.
The lesser hue of white is not as harsh on the eyes when reading the black print type that is on it. If you are writing an informal page or letter, you could use a colored style of paper. There are several soft pastel colors available that are popular for use as stationary. You will also find some paper for the printer available with festive borders and other designs on them. These are generally used for creating your own certificates or invitations to a planned event. Because they come with images and patterns already on them, you only have to add your information.
There is also a heavier weight type of paper known as card stock. People that want to create professional style greeting cards use this. This is easy to do if you have the right kind of software program that will format the image and writing of the card so when it prints out you merely need to fold your paper to have a nice greeting card. There will be variations in this weight as well with some products being better for use with photo imaging. People will use that type for creating cards with photos on such as holiday greeting cards.
Another popular paper is the photo print paper in high gloss. This type is used for actual photo printing to get the same type of high quality images as you would from a professional developer. People enjoy having the option of printing their own high gloss photos because the technology of today’s digital cameras makes it easy to transfer their pictures to the computer. Another heavy weight stock can be used for creating calendars or covers for booklets.
You can also purchase transfer paper, which allows you to create images on your computer that can be used as an iron-on for clothing. This specially formulated paper has one surface that can be printed on and another that can be ironed. This is also a good way to create and design your own patterns for needlework projects and then transfer them onto the material you will be working on. With such a vast assortment of papers, anyone that has a printing project will find one to match their needs.