Cheap Paper for Origami from Staples

“Origami” Paper on the Cheap

Yeah, its been a while. I do have a bunch of pictures and junk that I had since a month ago and have been meaning to post up, so here we go.

I started working on the Fabulous Origami Boxes by Tomoko Fuse and I really didn’t want to use my nicer more expensive papers, especially for the trial folds. I wanted nice colorful paper and stopped by Staples to grab a ream of their brights. It was on sale (after rebate), so I spent about $3.5 for the whole thing, including tax.

You do get what you pay for so, the problem with cheapo paper is that the corners are not square. So now, I’m going to have to look into getting a paper cutter. Maybe I’ll do a cost comparison post on them in the future.

In the meantime, I’m just cutting my squares out by hand and its not perfect by any means, but its good enough for my future experimenting.

Warning: you will see a lot of these colors in the coming posts.

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