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Eco Certified Copy Paper

Reduce your office carbon footprint by choosing eco-certified copy paper for your printers and photocopiers. This type of printer paper is not only for eco-conscious consumers. Eco-certified paper is just as strong and suitable as regular copy paper. Using it benefits the environment and contributes to making your business greener. Staples® carries a wide selection of eco-certified paper supplies from multiple leading brands of office stationery.

Choose Between Eco-Certified Copy Paper and Printer-Specific Paper
Copy paper is the most commonly used type of printer paper. You can write on it and use it in copiers and all-in-one printers. This multi-purpose stationery is compatible with both inkjet and laser printers. Most often supplied as plain, matte, and uncoated sheets, copy paper handles printed text and images well. It is more affordable than premium options like inkjet and laser paper, which are usually heavier and brighter than copy paper and have features that optimize them for specific printers. For example, laser paper has a hard surface meant to withstand the high temperatures required to imprint toner particles while inkjet paper has a coated surface that improves liquid ink absorption and minimizes smearing. Unlike a copy paper, you cannot use inkjet paper in a laser printer or laser paper in an inkjet. Doing so can damage the printer and will produce poor quality prints.

Key Features to Consider When Shopping for Eco-Certified Copy Paper
The two most important features to consider when shopping for eco-certified printer paper are size and weight. Letter size copy paper is the most common with a dimension of 8.5 x 11 inches. You can also find recycled copy paper in legal (8.5 x 14 inches) and even larger sizes. In the U.S., paperweight is a measure of thickness. Typical eco-friendly copy paper has a weight of 20 pounds. Thicker paper is stronger, more durable, and makes printed documents look more professional. Choose 24 or 28-pound copy paper for your important business reports and contracts.

Will Using Eco-Certified Copy Paper Void Your Printer Warranty?
No. The type of paper used in your printer does not affect the machine's warranty. Quality brands of eco-certified paper are not more likely to shred or jam than regular printer paper.

How Do You Recognize Eco-Certified Copy Paper?
Look for the mark of a reputable certifying agency on the package. Highly regarded bodies that award environmental certifications for printer paper products include the FSC® (Forestry Stewardship Council), EcoLogo®, and Green Seal™.

What Is the Brightness of Eco-Certified Paper?
Brightness indicates the contrast between printed text and paper background. While manufacturers sometimes use whiteness and brightness interchangeably, the two terms are slightly different. Brightness measures the reflection of a specific wavelength of blue light while whiteness measures the reflection of all wavelengths of visible light. The brightness scale goes from 0 to 100. The brighter a copy paper, the more vibrant it is. General-purpose printer paper has a brightness level between 80 and 90. For high-quality prints, look for eco-friendly copy paper with brightness rating between 92 and 98.
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Staples® Multipurpose Paper, 8 1/2" x 11", Case
Item : 513096 / Model : 513096-BL
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  • We are transitioning our case paper packaging to a more eco-conscious carton. You may receive either the white and blue case or the brown Kraft case during this transition. Either way this is the same great paper just in a more eco-conscious carton
  • Letter size: 8-1/2"H x 11"W
  • Paper weight: 20 lb.
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Hammermill Copy Plus Copy Paper, 8-1/2" x 11", 92 Bright, 20 LB, 10 Reams of 500 Sheets
Item : 122374 / Model : 105007CT/27061
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  • 20-pound sheet weight for high-quality document printing
  • 92 US 104+ Euro Bright rating for crisp reports and memos
  • White paper for use in printers, copiers and fax machines
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Staples® Multiuse Copy Paper, 8 1/2" x 11", 8-Ream Case
Item : 1149611 / Model : 26860-CC
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  • 8.5" x 11"
  • 20 lbs paper weight
  • Brightness 94
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Copy Paper, 8 1/2" x 11", Case
Item : 324791 / Model : 324791
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  • 92 US / 104 Euro bright for great contrast
  • Use this copy paper with your printer or copying machine or even to scribble down notes
  • 500 sheets per ream; 10 reams per case
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Staples® Multiuse Copy Paper, 8 1/2" x 11", 5-Ream Case
Item : 2758846 / Model : 51928
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  • 8.5" x 11"
  • 20 lbs paper weight
  • Brightness 94
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HP Office Paper, 8 1/2" x 11", Case
Item : 382692 / Model : HPC8511
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  • 20 lb. bond for everyday use
  • 92 US / 104 Euro Brightness suitable for general use
  • Copy paper for typical office use
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Staples® Multipurpose Paper, 8 1/2" x 11", Bright White, Case
Item : 649243 / Model : 22098
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  • Super bright paper with better contrast produces sharp results in any office machine
  • 22 lbs.
  • 98 bright
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HammerMill Laser Print Paper, 8 1/2" x 11", Case
Item : 406231 / Model : 104604
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  • Paper is 8 1/2" x 11"
  • Laser
  • 5000 sheets
109.99 $109.99
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Staples Multipurpose Paper, 11" x 17", Case
Item : 562782 / Model : 05032
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  • 11" x 17"
  • 20-pound paper weight for quality documents
  • 96 brightness rating for sharp contrast
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Staples® Multiuse Copy Paper, 8 1/2" x 11", 3-Ream Case
Item : 2758847 / Model : 51929
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  • 8.5" x 11"
  • 20 lbs paper weight
  • Brightness 94
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Xerox Vitality™ Multipurpose Printer Paper, Copy Paper, 8 1/2" x 11", Case
Item : 234062 / Model : 3R02047
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  • Whiter 92 GE brightness and higher opacity
  • Letter size 8 1/2" x 11"
  • Features ColorLok® Technology for bolder blacks and vivid colors with ink jet printing
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Staples Multipurpose Paper, 8 1/2" x 11", Bright White, Ream
Item : 651659 / Model : 22098
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  • Letter size; 8 1/2"H x 11"W
  • Paper weight: 22 lb.
  • 98/110 US/Euro brightness rating
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Staples Inkjet & Laser Paper, 8 1/2" x 11", Bright White, Half Case
Item : 733330 / Model : 733330
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  • FSC Certified to ensure the health of the world’s forests for future generations
  • 24 lb., 8.5" x 11", letter size, 98 bright
  • New look, same great product! Packaging per order may vary during this transition
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Staples 100% Recycled Copy Paper, 8 1/2" x 11", Case
Item : 620014 / Model : 620014 US/CC
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  • Letter size; 8 1/2"H x 11"W
  • Paper weight: 20 lb.
  • 92/104 US/Euro brightness rating
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HP Office Paper
Item : SS941232
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  • 20 lb.
  • 92 US / 104 Euro Bright
  • Reduces paper dust build-up that may cause jams
As low as 37.99 $37.99
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HP Multipurpose Paper, 8 1/2" x 11", Case
Item : 814178 / Model : HPM1120
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  • 8 1/2" W x 11" L Standard
  • 20 lbs
  • 96 US / 107 Euro brightness rating
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HammerMill® Copy Plus Copy Paper, 8 1/2" x 14", Case
Item : 122564 / Model : 105015
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  • Moisture and curl resistant
  • Excellent for long-term filing and important papers
  • Acid free will not yellow or crumble over time
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EarthChoice Office Paper, 8 1/2" x 11", Case
Item : 674747 / Model : 2700/40475
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  • Letter size, 8.5 x 11 inches
  • 20 lb paper weight
  • 92 US and 104 European brightness rating
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Staples 30% Recycled Multipurpose Paper, 8 1/2" x 11", 5,000/Case (86035)
Item : 813903 / Model : 86035
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  • Recommended for all copiers and laser and ink jet printers
  • Acid-free and archive-safe
  • Multipurpose for graphics and text
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Hammermill Premium Inkjet and Laser Paper, LETTER-size, 97/110+ US/Euro Brightness, 24lb., 8 1/2" x 11", 2,500/Ct
Item : 923542 / Model : 166140
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  • Heavier paper for added stability and no show-through
  • Acid free longer lasting documents
  • 99.9% jam-free guarantee
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Staples 100% Recycled Multipurpose Paper, Ream
Item : 756975 / Model : 33509
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  • Recommended for all copiers, inkjet and laser machines
  • Acid-free, archival safe and won't yellow or crumble over time
  • FSC Certified to ensure the health of the world’s forests for future generations
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HammerMill Great White Copy Paper, 8 1/2" x 11", Case
Item : 893760 / Model : 86700 CT
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  • White, for all your professional uses
  • All purpose for any project you have
  • 5000 sheets per case, so you can stock up with ease
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Staples Multipurpose Paper, 8 1/2" x 14", Case
Item : 562784 / Model : 05028
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  • 8.5 x 14 inches
  • 20-pound paper weight for quality documents
  • 96 brightness rating for sharp contrast
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HammerMill® Fore MP Premium Copy Paper, 8 1/2" x 11", Case
Item : 14336 / Model : 10326-7
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  • Letter size; 8 1/2"H x 11"W
  • Paper weight: 20 lb.
  • 96/108 US/Euro brightness rating for sharp, clear images
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