I bought this paper twice. I used my dash button. The price did increase from the first time I purchased this box of paper. Not an issue there. What I'm pissed off about it that the paper quality is bad... The nicest word I can think of. The paper I received last time was a different weight then what is currently in this box. With the other paper could print on both sides without seeing through to the other side. This paper you can see through, curls and warps. It does not lay flat because of how thin it is. I'm sure this works great for some people. I need it in the classroom and it is distracting for the kids to see the ink from the other side. Now I don't know what I had received the last time. I don't know if that box was a mistake or if this box was the mistake. The packaging on this one matches the description. I have used up the other paper so I don't have any packaging to compare to beyond the "reorder this item" feature here on Amazon. To say I'm disappointed is an understatement. I'm very frustrated! I will have to use twice the amount of paper because I can't do the two-sided prints.
I usually buy 2500-count boxes of paper from Wal-Mart, but I didn't have time to worry about getting to a store when I ordered this product. After using it for several print jobs now, I can say it feels exactly the same as the paper I previously bought at Wal-Mart. The quality seems very good. The only thing I found weird was that this box has six reams of 400, totaling to 2400 pieces of paper, which is a little less than what I usually buy when I restock. However, at this price, the difference isn't important as it is still a good deal compared to my local Wal-Mart. I used this for printing a plain-text textbook, some resumes, and many school assignments, and all of those looked great.
The quality of this paper is MUCH better than I expected. You can actually feel the difference compared to standard copy paper. It is more expensive than I would have liked, but considering I would have to travel twenty minutes each way to purchase a box of paper from my local store, having it delivered to me for free is something I couldn't pass up. Sometimes I order from office depot's website for a good deal, but I didn't see any deals this time around. Since I ordered this, I ordered from quill.com, which has good deals on paper and offers free shipping. I haven't tested the quality of that paper just yet, though.
Paper jams don't really worry me; they're very rare with my printer. I've been using Hammermill copy paper (same specs as this order) for a long time without problem. When I got this case, I saw the "99.99% jam-free" claim and realized I must have purchased a slightly different product than usual, but didn't think anything of it - until my print jobs started jamming every 5 pages. It was so bad that I had to switch the paper out for another brand; I returned the case. Because I like Hammermill's other paper products and cost, I'm sure I'll order their paper again - just not their "jam-free" variety.
I may be wrong, but I assumed the weight of the paper was in reference to how think/thin the paper was. We have been using Staples 20lb multipurpose and copy paper for years, but decided to try this 20lb paper for the lower cost. This Hammermill paper is MUCH thinner than the Staples brand of the same weight. When we print on this paper, the paper gets creases on it from the printer rollers and it the smallest bend to the paper (i.e. picking up a piece from a desk) puts a permanent dent in it. We have never had this happen with any other brand of 20lb paper... not at all what was expected and a waste of money.
I bought the 1,500 sheet size and was delighted to see that the three paper wrapped reams come in a nice, sturdy little box. I am not quite sure what else to say other than it is white and it works. Oh, I like that there is a three ream size so that I can get more than just one ream and less than a giant box.
This paper is 20 pound weight. Yes, it is on the thin side. There are plenty of heavier weights to choose from if this doesn't work for you. I just did a quick check and saw that there are 22 and 25 pound weights for sale here on Amazon.
Same price as the office supply stores, but through Amazon, it was delivered right to the door. Used a ream over the past week with no jams or problems. Otherwise, right size, white, plain old copy paper. *Update and downgrade - used about 300 sheets, two pieces of paper go through about every 5th or 6th copy on my old HP2100 printer. This hasn't happened before, and I don't think it's the printer.
I have always used Hammermill paper, and I was surprised to see how poor the quality is with this. I had a 5 year old laser printer that worked like a champ. All of a sudden, every few pages would come out crinkled. I do a lot of printing of materials that must be sorted alphabetically, so I was frustrated by having to reprint random pages and re-alphabetize them manually. I suspected it might be the paper as I never had this problem before. I contacted the printer company, and they told me that the fuser roller was defective and that it can be replaced, but the cost was more than what a new printer would cost. I installed my new printer, relieved that I could start printing normally again. The third page came out crinkled. And the same behavior is happening, where every few pages comes out crinkled. I bought a ream of paper by a different manufacturer and none of the pages come out crinkled. I am very disappointed, and I have several reams remaining that are unused and can't be used.
For about 11 years I was buying my paper at a local Staples - less than a mile from my office. They had their own brand of super brite paper and it was flawless in my all in one printer. Then they closed and "went to the cloud" and I looked around some.
This being a name I knew...and with Prime...I have now bought this case a few times - it's been just fine. No difference in how it functions. IT"S NOT AS BRIGHT as what I used to use...but I guess that's ok - it's a small thing and my clients haven't said a word. All in all, I think I'll stick with it as long as it's available as it is - and for the price range it is.
I'd been ordering this paper for a while, but the second most recent box I ordered has the problem of splitting in half. Many pages either split in two pieces longways while printing or have a thin line down the page that often splits when the paper is picked up or folded. I gave this product a second chance in case it was just one bad batch, but the most recent box has the same problem. I'll have to find a new kind of printer paper to order.