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Subject:Re: Paper for a technical proposal From:Jeanette Feldhousen <jeanette_feldhousen -at- MENTORG -dot- COM> Date:Wed, 9 Apr 1997 18:13:28 -0700
> Subject: Re: Paper for a technical proposal
> Alethea Otero wrote:
> > ... Instead of using the plain
> > white paper that's in our printer, we would like to print it on something
> > nicer (heavier weight, different color, etc.). We don't know if the
> > people receiving the proposal are going to "bean count" or actually be
> > impressed by the fancy paper, graphs, etc. but we would like to be
> > prepared. We are also trying to make our documents look more professional.
> > Any suggestions on paper weight and color considering our audience?
If you're printing on an HP color printer, I know that you will get the
optimal quality if you use what I think they call "HP Special" paper, which
is fairly expensive. Other printer manufacturers may offer a similar paper
for their printers.
Jeanette Feldhousen jeanette_feldhousen -at- mentorg -dot- com
Mentor Graphics Corporation (503) 685-4715
8005 SW Boeckman Road, Wilsonville, OR 97070