Paper Quality Explained:
Paper is made from cellulose fibers. Most of these fibers are sourced from trees, though some fibers are sourced from cotton or recycled rags. Using fibers sourced from hardwood or softwood trees can also have different effects on the quality and purpose of paper produced. As a result, the blend of fibers used, the quality of the ingredients and consistency of the blend directly affect the quality of paper produced. A paper manufacturer with poor or inconsistent quality control may have poorer results when compared to papers found on the Xerox Recommended Media List for the printer.