Graytex Papers - Product Guides and References

Information Articles...

 ...Covering Topical Issues and Paper and Media Selection Considerations

We publish articles and reference information to assist you in making product selections in view of the technical factors that may affect your paper and media choices.  The current article topics are listed in Sections 1 - 5 below...
Section 1:  Articles on Paper Sizes:
11x17 Matte/Photo Paper
11x17 Matte/Photo Paper Options explained across Graytex and HP papers.

8.5x 11 and 11x17 Glossy Paper Review

Paper selection guide and specific item numbers for creating brochures, catalogs, flyers, and other similar glossy presentation documents. 

8.5 x 14 Paper Applications

The common applications for legal size paper and the paper types used.

8.5 x 14 Paper for Office Machines

Overview of legal size paper options for common office machines. 

A4 Paper Size

The dimensions of A4 paper and product availability in the U.S.

Global Correspondence
Paper size conversion to "A" sizes for use in global business correspondence.

ISO Papers
ISO papers defined and the available Graytex paper products for each size. 

Large Format Paper

An explanation of the term large format paper when used in the paper industry.

Legal Copy Paper

Reliable legal size paper for copier machines.

Measurements of A3 Paper

The ISO and English length and width dimensions for the A3 paper size.

Super B Paper

The technical definition of super B paper and options for drafts and presentations.

Tabloid Size Paper

An explanation of the term and a rundown of the papers available in this size.

Wide Format Paper
An explanation of the term when used in the paper industry.

Section 2:  Articles on Papers by Printer Type:
Color Laser Paper

The technical difference between color laser and laser paper is defined and the categories and applications of different color laser papers are explained.

HP Plotter Papers
A brief summary of our support for discontinued HP Pen Plotters.

Laser Printer Paper
The importance of laser paper compatibility in laser and color laser printers.

Inkjet Printer Paper
Review of our full list of inkjet paper options and sizes

Printer Paper
Overview of the expanded selection of printer paper offered by Graytex.
Section 3:  Articles on Specific Paper Types and Products:
13x19 Inkjet Paper
In-depth specifications review and explanation of 13 x 19 bright white paper.

Carbonless Paper

How to use carbonless paper to make your own inkjet/laser forms.

Color Laser Photo Paper
A closer look at the color laser photo paper offered from Graytex and tips for using color laser photo papers.


Glossy Paper
How to choose the right glossy paper for your inkjet or laser printer.


Laser Photo Paper
Laser photo paper options in the market and mirror-like glossy laser photo paper option.

Matte Paper
Explanation of matte paper and the types of applications it is used for.

Old Parchment Paper
A synonym term for Graytex parchment paper, reflecting one stylistic use of our aged and natural parchment papers.

Section 4:  Articles on Specific Applications:
Brochure Paper, discussed by printer type
A discussion of our recommended brochure paper options for all printer types.

Brochure Papers, full product listing
A concise listing of brochure papers for making brochures.

Certificate Paper

Certificate paper is an application of parchment paper when making certificates for an antiquated, rich, or majestic look. 
Making Brochures

A complete, step by step explanation of making in-house brochures along with all the paper options and the different presentation impact of each type.

Printable Water Bottle Labels

Personalized, printable water bottle labels using self-adhesive, waterproof paper (laser/color laser/copiers), or use water-resistant Ruff N Tuff (laser/inkjet printers).


Section 5:  Articles on Synthetic Paper: 

Durable Paper
Durable paper solutions from our synthetic papers for inkjet and laser printers.

Synthetic Papers
An explanation of synthetic papers and their practical applications based on the appearance and performance differences between three unique synthetic papers. 

Tear Resistant Paper
Tough, durable paper options providing tear-resistance, water-resistance, and grease-resistance. Also: tear-resistant gloss-coated and waterproof papers. 

Tearproof Paper
Comparison of Ruff N Tuff and Power Paper for high-stress applications requiring a tear-resistant paper or a virtually tearproof paper, useful enough for practical purposes. 

Waterproof Map Paper

A look at the pros and cons of three primary synthetic papers as are appropriate for water-resistant and waterproof map paper choices.

Waterproof Papers
An overview of different synthetic waterproof papers and what they are capable of doing.

Water-Resistant Paper
Synthetic and hybrid water-resistant paper options for inkjet/laser printers.

Weatherproof Paper
Customer applications; papers used for weatherproof and weather-resistant solutions.

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