Coloured Paper or White Paper: Which One Best Suits Your Needs?

A piece of paper can change one’s life and the world. It’s essential and widely used in our everyday life. Corporate companies use it to record important information, businesses use it to print their flyers, restaurants owners use it for their menu, parents use it for their child’s birthday party, teachers use it in their classroom, students use it for their assignments - well you get the idea.

At Lion File, we know that the colour and choice of paper has the ability to empower the project and that explains why it’s important to carefully choose the right paper. It can have as much impact on the final product as the ink and design itself. The right paper can help create a good first impression before the content of the paper is even read.

With all the options available today, it can be rather difficult to select the right paper for different needs. Here’s a list of different coloured paper and white paper to provide you with sufficient information and comparison details to help you decide between these high-quality papers.

Coloured Paper or White Paper: Which One Best Suits Your Needs?

Coloured Paper

Coloured papers are available in every spectrum of the rainbow and it’s almost a must-have for any collection of stationery supplies. Given that these papers are more fun and informal, it is commonly used for printing brochures, as well as for artwork and drawing. The coloured nature of the paper makes it desirable and attractive. In fact, parents and teachers find coloured papers useful when trying to get young students to be interested in art and crafts.

Bright colours are great for decorations and also in situations where you are looking to make a statement. For example, you can use red coloured paper to make a bold and attention-grabbing card for Valentine’s Day or even to make festive crafts for Chinese New Year. Dark green coloured paper would be perfect for Christmas tree cutouts and decorations, whereas saffron coloured paper can be used for Halloween invitations. When it comes to party invites, you can go for ivory coloured paper with the gold coloured one to compliment. For extra fun, use a mixture of all the coloured papers to fold some origami and other paper crafts.

In addition to that, if you are a student, you can definitely make your assignments and overall learning process more interesting and artistic with coloured papers. For instance, consider using these papers and coloured pens to make note-taking more exciting and effective. Different coloured paper for different topics or segments of an assignment is also a great idea to showcase creativity and extra effort.

Check out Lucky Star Colour Paper which comes in both fluorescent and light colours with a weight of 80gsm, one of the best types of paper in the market. Not just that, the papers are made with the highest quality of virgin wood pulp material and most importantly, acid free.

Fluorescent Paper Colours:

Lemon, Gold, Saffron, Red, Dark Blue, Dark Green 

Lucky Star Colour Paper

Light Paper Colours:

Blue, Green, Ivory, Peach, Pink, Purple and Yellow 

Lucky Star Colour Paper

White Paper

Now more than ever, there are different white papers optimized and engineered for a variety of uses. There are white papers with smooth surfaces for high quality touch which also makes copying easy, especially on high speed machines. Some papers even produce lower dust content when printing or copying, which helps to extend the lifespan of office equipment.

Paper is measured in grams per square metre (GSM). The higher the GSM, the heavier and thicker the paper. The standard weight papers such as 80gsm and 70gsm works best for office and daily uses.  It’s thick enough to draw on with pencil, but heavy ink or marker may bleed through. Don’t worry about printer inks though, as these papers have good opacity level to accommodate even double-sided printing.

IK Yellow A4 Photocopy Paper


IK Yellow A4 Photocopy Paper is priced at RM14.60 per ream for the 80gsm and RM13.30 per ream for the 70gsm. There are 500 sheets per ream.

With its Trutone Technology, it gives superior printing results on pigment-based inkjet printers. On top of that, for trouble-free running on copy machines, the paper has high thickness and optimized smoothness as well. Its high opacity makes it ideal for double-sided printing. IK Yellow papers complement the most demanding office equipment such as high-speed copier, laser and inkjet printer and fax. According to its website, IK Yellow users will experience exceptional image quality as well as sharp and clear reproduction of all documents with less text see-through. 

Fun Fact: IK Yellow papers come from a responsibly managed Industrial Forest where trees are harvested and then replanted, creating renewable resources for paper production. 

PaperOne A4 Paper

PaperOne A4 Paper is priced at RM14.60 per ream for the 80gsm and RM13.20 per ream for the 70gsm. It is also available in A3 size (297 x 420mm) for RM24.50 per ream.

PaperOne’s special characteristic of being super high white makes it one of the best for monochrome printing. It offers consistent smoothness and performance to ensure that each print is achieved with high quality and free from production problems. With ProDigi HD Print Technology, PaperOne Copier paper also helps preserve printer drums with less surface abrasion than regular paper. Similar to IK Yellow, PaperOne possesses high thickness for duplex printing. However, it works particularly better with inkjet and laser printers rather than regular copiers.

When it comes to sustainability, PaperOne is environmentally friendly and uses 100% renewable plantation fibre.

Now that you understand the difference between coloured papers and white paper, it’s time to stock up on your paper supply. Check out the range of paper products available on our online store We also have thermal paper rolls for the POS system and computer forms.