Why should I use Perforated Paper?

posted this on Jul 17, 2015

Perforated paper is just like any other paper, right? Wrong. There are a variety of applications that can benefit from the use of perforated paper over regular or even pre-punched paper. Besides the convenience, perforated paper can save you time and money and comes in a variety of sizes to fit your needs. Here are five reasons to purchase perforated paper.

  1. It will save you money. Ordering perforated paper will save you the labor costs incurred while perforating it yourself. It will also save you from having to purchase a machine and accessories to perforate paper. And since you can order it by the case, you’ll even save money by buying in bulk. You can find quality perforated paper for not much more than the cost of regular paper.
  2. A wide selection is available. You may prefer to perforate your own paper to obtain a specific size. However, perforated paper is available not only in letter and legal sizes but also in 11″ by 17″ and 9″ by 11″. Most come in either 20lb or 24lb bond and the perforations are offered in varied enough positions that you’re sure to find what you need.
  3. You’ll save time. Running your own perforations is time consuming. The machine will need setting up, loading, unloading, and regular maintenance. Then there’s the time spent fixing any mistakes that may happen as well as clearing jams as they occur. Ordering a case of perforated paper ensures you’ll have exact perforations right when you need them.
  4. Quality perforated paper produces quality results. It used to be that perforations caused jams in printers and copiers. However, superior paper companies, such as Performance Office Papers, provide quality perforated papers that will run smoothly through your existing office copier and both laser and inkjet printers. Paper is also run through rollers to eliminate potential curling and then sealed in moisture resistant reams to ensure consistent quality through transportation and storage.
  5. You can create an assortment of items. There’s no end to what you can make with perforated paper. You could make a registration sheet for a conference or seminar; one side of the perforated page could have the details for the interested party while the other side offers a place for them to write their information. Simply tear along the perforation and retain the data to hold their slot for the event while they keep the details. In the same way, you can also create forms or tickets. Larger sheets can split into several smaller ones; these could become coupons or raffle tickets. Pages perforated along the edge can be bound to create custom workbooks or other teaching curriculum, both for in the office as well as at school, church, and home. Church bulletins can be created with an easy tear off place for visitor registration or prayer requests. These are just a few of the many projects perforated paper can help you create.
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