Three Factors to Consider when Identifying a Paper Manufacturer

December 08, 2021

The beginning of the new year is a great chance to evaluate your office supplies to ensure you have the best for your business. When it comes to paper, not all brands are created equal. Here are some elements to consider when evaluating which manufacturer is right for you.

Wide range of offerings. Look for a manufacturer that can provide a range of paper for the various projects your business will undertake throughout the year. Boise Paper offers an array of office papers to cover all the bases. For everyday use, try Boise® X-9®, America’s best-selling paper. For presentations or reports that require a heavier, smoother, and brighter paper, Boise POLARIS® Premium Multipurpose paper is a great option. It was made specifically to hold color ink, so charts and images really pop. When you need a strong recycled paper option, try Boise® ASPEN® Recycled paper, which features the same hardworking characteristics and brightness as papers made without recycled content.

Quality. Make sure that the manufacturer you choose provides consistent quality when it comes to brightness, whiteness, and thickness. Performance is important, and no one has time for a paper jam. Whether you are working from home or the office, it’s important to be able to print quickly with a high-quality output. Boise POLARIS®Boise® ASPEN®, and Boise® X-9® all offer a 99.99% Jam-Free® Performance Guarantee, making them worry-free options that will consistently deliver what you need out of your printed documents.

Sustainability. Select a manufacturer that meets your criteria for sustainability, including a commitment to forest stewardship. Boise Paper protects forests through responsible wood fiber sourcing, relying on internationally recognized, credible, and science-based certifications. This ensures that the fiber procured comes from well-managed forests. Boise Paper products have also been made in the USA for decades, keeping jobs and dollars in local economies and delivering on a commitment to community, quality, and service.

Finding the best paper manufacturer for your needs doesn’t have to be a challenge. Outline your priorities and find a supplier that offers a wide range of reliable products and that “walks the walk” when it comes to sustainability. 

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