Buying paper in bulk can be a dicey proposition. Two of the biggest problems with just going to any old office supply store like Staples or Office Depot is a lack of selection and not being able to see what you are getting before buying it.
Buying paper online is always an option but again there’s that issue of not being able to actually touch and feel the paper before buying it. This is especially true for that designer paper that you’ve been looking for to do your latest mass produced projects, like wedding invites and handmade cards.
If you’ve felt yourself hankering for a good supply of both standard and more unusual kinds of paper then The Kelly Paper Company may be for you. Unfortunately, they are only in California right now (and in Phoenix, AZ I believe?) so unless you are located nearby you’ll have to wait until they expand.
The one that I’ve been to before (in Pasadena, CA) is basically a medium sized warehouse. Quite a few art students shop here, as well as people looking for thicker paper for resumes and other business applications. You can think of Kelly Paper as a sort of “Costco” for paper supplies. When you walk in there are reams and reams of paper, but the good thing is that they have samples out for nearly every single type of paper that they carry.
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