ASDA Smart price A4 Copier Paper only £ 1.50 for 500 sheets
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ASDA Smart price A4 Copier Paper only £ 1.50 for 500 sheets

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Found 14th Aug 2013
Just went to asda and saw these .. I know they are smart price so may be not the best out there but for £ 1.50 fairly good.

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Original Poster

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Edited by: "JVB" 14th Aug 2013

Do people actually buy A4 white paper ? I thought everyone 'borrowed' it from there work.

Voted hot by the way, seems cheap for 500

Always buy these, pretty decent paper for everyday basic printing,

I had some of this, not very good for laser printers, kept on jamming my printer. Rather spend a bit more and get some better quality paper.

Is it 80gsm? I looked at the packaging in the shop and couldnt see any mention.

Good price, shouldn't jam a decent printer.

But is it 70gsm or 80gsm?

(If it's 80, it's SERIOUSLY hot).

andynicol

Do people actually buy A4 white paper ? I thought everyone 'borrowed' it … Do people actually buy A4 white paper ? I thought everyone 'borrowed' it from there work.



I work from home so this is ideal to but and then 'borrow'

This paper has a yellowish tint.

Nationwide or just your place?

joeseager

I work from home so this is ideal to but and then 'borrow'



I enjoyed the spelling mistake and hope it was an intentional response to use of the word there and not their.

£2.35 in Asda Hamilton South Lanarkshire. The paper is ok for printing invoices and the like. Never had any issues with jamming. Will stock up if they lower the price in the next few days as its worth it for BASIC printing.

Sorry forgot to say THANKS to JVB for posting

bargainBooze

This paper has a yellowish tint.



No, it doesn't. You made that up

Don't buy these if you're planning to print double-sided, they're see through Oo

Canny deal for those that are unable to acquire this from their workplace!! oO

LetoKynes

Don't buy these if you're planning to print double-sided, they're see … Don't buy these if you're planning to print double-sided, they're see through Oo



Another little tinker; pants burning yet?

It's either 70 or 80 gsm; neither are see-thru. But you know that, don't you?
Edited by: "Quadrille" 14th Aug 2013

Hanks

Great buy, still £2.35 each online. Which store was this at?

The yellow and see through comments are accurate - although quality is inconsistent, so you may get yellow, see through, or a decent batch. Great for what I call chuck-away printing.

Tried this once in the photocopier at the office and it was that thin all the pages curled up as they came out, I'd never use it again.

dooovde

The yellow and see through comments are accurate - although quality is … The yellow and see through comments are accurate - although quality is inconsistent, so you may get yellow, see through, or a decent batch. Great for what I call chuck-away printing.



Almost impossible; Paper is made in batches of miillions of sheets; not hand made by old mrs brown down the road. Whatever paper is, it's consistent. So another piece of fiction ......

TJ Skywasher

Tried this once in the photocopier at the office and it was that thin all … Tried this once in the photocopier at the office and it was that thin all the pages curled up as they came out, I'd never use it again.



This one doesn't even make sense.

If paper is 'that thin', then the problem on a badly maintained printer, is that it tends to take several sheets at a time. Why would 'that thin'-ness cause it to curl?

I suspect you need get the printer fixed, matey. Oh, and don't forget to 'fluff' the paper before you use it.

And you TOOK PAPER TO WORK? Right. Yeah. We believe you

Hey man - are you just trolling everyone who says a bad word about this paper or do you have an actual experience you would like to share

Quadrille

Almost impossible; Paper is made in batches of miillions of sheets; not … Almost impossible; Paper is made in batches of miillions of sheets; not hand made by old mrs brown down the road. Whatever paper is, it's consistent. So another piece of fiction ......



I always get my paper from Mrs brown. Just don't tell Mrs Pink.

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Edited by: "captainbeaky" 15th Aug 2013

it'll be 70gsm fake stuff. horrible and thin

Original Poster

It doesnt say what gsm it is . ASDA Dundonlad ,Belfast.

It's 80gsm and absolutely superb paper for this price... I use to print invoices and packing slip for my web orders, some days we print over 5,000. Never had a paper jam, never an issue with print quality or see thoroughness lmao

£2.35 In My Local Store (Patchway, Bristol) I Asked The Manager in Store and he said it is Definitely £2.35, He then went on and said that the £1.50 Price was if i Bought it on-line ( What a Load of Rubbish)
Edited by: "bristolpaul" 15th Aug 2013

bristolpaul

£2.35 In My Local Store (Patchway, Bristol) I Asked The Manager in Store … £2.35 In My Local Store (Patchway, Bristol) I Asked The Manager in Store and he said it is Definitely £2.35, He then went on and said that the £1.50 Price was if i Bought it on-line ( What a Load of Rubbish)



Don't let the manager get away with that, phone up the Customer Services and complain about being lied to.

If it is the case each store is not allowed to make their own choice of what price this paper is supposed to be sold at.

Head office will always be grateful for feedback on rogue Asda personnel that give their organisation a bad name for silliness like this, and also if they misprice items to the annoyance of customers.

Useful for printing out the asda 10% price guarantee (APG) vouchers, reduces the cost of each printout to almost just the cost of the ink.

Which costs can also be reduced further if you select BLACK CARTRIDGE ONLY and greyscale printing and possibly economical or draft quality.

There should be no problem accepting these (except perhaps at Patchway...), I have used monochrome APG vouchers for over a year now with no problems from any of the checkout operatives.

Quadrille

No, it doesn't. You made that up



Speaking from past experience.

omgpleasespamme

I enjoyed the spelling mistake and hope it was an intentional response to … I enjoyed the spelling mistake and hope it was an intentional response to use of the word there and not their.



Only you noticed it seems ? Others maybe have a life.....

Paper is never pure white (you can't use it to white balance a camera accurately). It usually has some faint tinge to it, though more often than not it's blue rather than yellow.

Most paper is "see-through" (or translucent) - if you hold a printed document up to the light, you can usually see what's on the other side. 80gsm and above is usually not a problem though and even 70gsm when not being held is pretty much opaque.

My work buy in bulk from an office supplies company - 5 reams for £5 (70gsm). £1.50 for a single ream sold to the general public is an excellent price (I've seen some places sell them at £4-£5!).

In terms of quality, other than gsm count, there is very little (if any) difference between Smart Price and any other brand. Price will be based on packaging and how much profit each company plans to make per ream. I've no doubt Asda will source their paper from many of the same places that more expensive brands source theirs.

andynicol

Only you noticed it seems ? Others maybe have a life.....



Noticed what? His mistake/joke or yours? I'm sure plenty of people noticed both however maybe they didn't find his response as humorous as I did. Your mistake is made by plenty of people all the time and so on it's own not worth commenting on by any of the readers.

They're probably too busy doing their own thing over there.

its crappy and thin but you can't argue with the price

[quote=Jeikobu88]Paper is never pure white (you can't use it to white balance a camera accurately). It usually has some faint tinge to it, though more often than not it's blue rather than yellow. ]

Due to the fluorescent particles used to die the paper

I had a problem with this in the past in that I kept getting a drum error and there was a constant build up of toner everywhere. It would work at times then it would just randonly stop and say clean drum using the little lever that you push back and forth. It was just by chance that the paper ran out and I bought something different and it cleared up immediately otherwise I'd have went and bought a new drum unit so it's something to watch out for.

Banned

It's paper, what more do you want?

Quadrille

This one doesn't even make sense.If paper is 'that thin', then the … This one doesn't even make sense.If paper is 'that thin', then the problem on a badly maintained printer, is that it tends to take several sheets at a time. Why would 'that thin'-ness cause it to curl?I suspect you need get the printer fixed, matey. Oh, and don't forget to 'fluff' the paper before you use it.And you TOOK PAPER TO WORK? Right. Yeah. We believe you



Funny how the other paper I've used doesn't curl up but this does. Nothing to do with the 'printer', it was a photocopier and it's perfectly normal for cheap thin paper to curl up as it comes out, as was the case with this. And yes I do take paper in to work seeing as it's my office and I generally pick paper up from wherever I can seeing as I don't get through loads, a ream will last a month generally.
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