Copier paper is used for photocopiers that print with powder or liquid ink. It is ideal for large-volume and routine printing jobs.
Inkjet paper absorbs liquid ink quickly to minimize blotting and spreading. It is thicker than copier paper and provides better contrast and sharper text.
Laser paper is designed to work with laser powder toners. It can also withstand the high temperatures produced by laser printers.
Thermal paper either absorbs dyes from thermal ribbons or changes color when exposed to heat. It is usually thin, slippery, and sold in rolls or continuous forms.
Photo paper is meant for high-resolution and full-color prints. It is available in different finishes such as matte, standard gloss, and high gloss.
Specialty paper is used for non-standard sizes such as envelopes, paper rolls, and business cards. Some types are designed for special-purpose devices like bar code and thermal printers.