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We use a blue pastel copy paper at our office. I've purchased a number of different brands (Hammermill, Xerox, and another one I can't recall at the moment) and the color has been pretty consistent. This paper the color was brighter than the ones we use. Still a nice color, but too bright for our purposes.
I actually returned the product because I found it just a bit too thin/light. This might be due to the recycled content? The packaging states that it is 20lb paper, but it is noticeably thinner than the 20lb paper that we use regularly. It is a decent paper - and might serve your needs, but it was not going to work for our needs.
Finally - be prepared to receive open reams of paper - all three reams ordered were open on one end and part of the side. This seems to be a normal thing with reams of paper - I notice even when I purchase a full case of paper the individual ream wrappers are usually open/torn. Just want you to be aware of this.
I have to admit I did not expect much from this paper because of the relatively low price, even though I have noticed that products sporting the Amazon Basics designation tend to be better than the average. So, I was really pleasantly surprised to find this paper to be of such high quality.
It used to be that a designation of "recycled" meant you would see specs of...stuff...in your paper. That is certainly not the case here. This 20# product is smooth, highly printable on my inkjet or laser printer, folds with a nice sharp crease, and, when you put that all together with the really nice price, it is one I will continue to buy by the case - in at least three colors and white - for as long as amazon keeps it available. Nice!
Unhappy. The Paper was shipped in a big box causing the entire ream to curl. Furthermore, the protective paper around the ream was all torn open, and the edges to about 1/4 of the ream are all banged up.