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Stylish Southern Mama received two identical trial packs of HP’s new EcoFFICIENT™ Paper from the HP Everyday Papers line, with 50 sheets in each package.
Like standard copy paper, the HP EcoFFICIENT™ paper is 8 1/2″ x 11″ and white. The weight is 16 pounds, whereas most copy/printer paper is about 20 pounds. So 4 pounds lighter is actually quite a lot in comparison.
HP’s packaging blurb touts that the EcoFFICIENT™ paper prints more efficiently. The support for these claims? They can fit up to 125 more sheets in a printer tray for less refilling, takes up less space to store, and weighs less. So it’s easier to carry with you if the need arises. EcoFFICIENT™ is definitely lighter.
There are 50 sheets to each pack, yet it only feels as if there is half of that. The EcoFFICIENT paper is significantly lighter than standard copy paper, yet it’s just as strong. That’s was one of my worries- that the paper would be thinner, therefore easier to tear. It isn’t though, it’s just as durable and strong as the thicker typical paper.
The ink didn’t smudge or bleed through the other side, which I liked. The text is just as sharp as with standard copy/print paper. The brightness is the same as well. The only thing that doesn’t quite add up is printing on double sides. The thin based paper is not good for printing on both sides, other than that it’s 10/10! I love it! Lower impact and I can fit more in my printer at a time. LESS refilling!! YAY!