Color Laser Paper Compatibility, Availability, and Applications


Color Laser Paper refers to paper that is made to be specifically compatible with the unique requirements of the color laser printing process. This involves a very smooth laser finish and the ability to feed well and withstand the hot fusing process in many color laser printer models.


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The key categories of color laser paper include mirror-finish photo papers, two-sided glossy ("magazine-like") papers, and smooth-finish uncoated papers... 

Mirror-Finish Gloss Papers (one-sided)

True photo-based color laser paper is non-existent, but certain laser-compatible cast-coated papers are available which achieve results resembling traditional photo lab-type prints. 

Compatibility: printers such as the HP 5550, 5500, 8500, 5550, 4550, 4500 color laser printers are extremely hot in the fuser rollers during the printing process and can cause melting or bubbling of incompatible coated papers.    

Also available, 32 lb. High Gloss.

Two-Sided Glossy Papers ("Magazine-like")

The defining application for glossy color laser paper is the in-house brochure on a color laser printer. Other applications with similar demands include flyers, corporate reports, and advertising or presentation documents.  
Note: a full discussion of glossy brochure paper can be found in the brochure paper article.
Laser Gloss, 32 lb. and 58 lb.

A relatively new product, Laser Gloss was created in answer to numerous customer requests for a glossier two-sided brochure paper. Previously, Soft Gloss was the only solution available for re-creating expensive commercially printed brochures in-house.  Color-laser printer compatible.

Sizes and availability: see the Laser Gloss product page.

Bright White Bond

Bright White Color Laser Paper.  Our selection of white bond is intended for our business customers because it feeds more reliably and presents a brighter, richer appearance by comparison to standard bond. Laser-guaranteed.

Refer to Bright White Bond for product details. 

Everything Else...
Additional papers for color laser printers are available.  These are tested and proven products for color laser printers including transparenciescarbonless paper, and non-tear papers.  

An overview of non-tear papers is covered in the related article.


We are passionate about supplying the best paper for you to complete your project successfully and on time. We know paper, so we sell only premium quality papers, all designed to make your projects look their best. Our knowledgeable customer service team is dedicated to fulfilling your paper needs in the best way possible, and we have only the highest quality products to accomplish this goal.

At Graytex we practice the Golden Rule - we treat customers the way we wish to be treated. Since our founding, 35 years ago, we have consistently attracted a loyal base of regular customers. If we do not have exactly what you need, we will gladly tell you where to find it if we can. Try us, you will like us guaranteed!

Looking for the Best Quality Print Shop Results without the Professional Price Tag?

It is true that Graytex Papers has the edge on paper stock, variety, hard to find paper types and sizes, and our professional shipping policies, but the biggest edge we have going for us is our customer service. You may do several print jobs a week, or less, or more, it doesn't matter, we want to help you make every project stand out with exceptional clarity, unbeatable eye appeal, and that feel of paper quality that tells your customers, guests, and associates that you know true luxurious quality.

If you can imagine it - we can help you print it!

Take some time to browse our website pages before giving us a call. Spend some time discussing your paper and print needs with our experienced staff at 800-813-5828. We will find that perfect solution to make your print noticeably superior and memorably impressive. We offer the flexibility of customer ordering by phone or anytime ordering online using our secure website ordering page.

At Graytex, we are passionate about premium quality papers. Our Bright White papers are Number 1 grade, the highest quality paper available. Graytex Bright White papers are more opaque than most, which results in less bleed-through with your documents. This top-grade opacity allows for double-sided printing without show-through on your manuscripts. In addition, these papers provide premium brightness, increased richness, and greater smoothness than #4 papers. Your documents will not only feel luxurious; they will be printed accurately and be more visually stunning.