Friday, 30 July 2010

Tesco's Finest* Premium Quality Paper....isn't any more.

I don't know if it's just because they've run out as my local Tesco's hasn't had any for weeks, but their Finest* Premium Quality Paper, is no longer 120gsm. It's gone down to 100gsm, the packet is nearly half the size, still the same 250 sheets and price but because the paper is thinner, the packet is too. I know there are hundreds of crafters out there who, like me, use this paper, so if the Tesco in your area still has the old (and better) paper, I'd get it while you can, but they were very 'crafty' by not having any for ages, probably hoping no one would notice. I asked their customer Service assistant and she told me, that's all they have listed.... I wouldn't be so mad if they called it, 'Not Quite Finest* Premium Quality, But Near Enough....' but they don't...

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update... The Tesco Help line were 'unaware' of this change and have put it down to 'environmental savings and costs' but it is still, compared to their other printing paper, their finest*
What a load of crock... I have bought some since posting this .... it's no way near the same, the soft smooth finish it used to have, has gone...I took back the opened packet and was refunded my money.


  1. Thanks for the info, will check out my local Tesco and see if they have any of the original paper left. Enjoy the weekend,
    Annette x

  2. I am going today so thanks for the tip off - probably too late but we shall see - the cheek of it!!!

    Hugs Ali x

  3. Grrrrrrrr.... I use this all the time in my crafting... this is terrible news. Thanks so much for the warning... like the others I will check my local Tesco's but suspect it is to late. We should all write a letter of complaint... Bah Humbug Tesco's!!!!!!

    hugs Janie xxx

  4. Thanks for the info Lyn, I'll check my local Tesco today as it's all I use for my card inserts:(
    Anne x

  5. pah! why do folk have to go & mess with things. :( I use this paper too. Thanks for the warning.
    Happy crafting. Gez.xx

  6. I hate it when they go and change things. Newer doesn't always mean better!

    Oh well, will have to go to WHS now and pay a fortune! *insert sad face here*

    Take care and have a good weekend. xxx

  7. that's a shame once you used to something & they change it, I am using Rey Text & Graphics Paper A4, 160g/m², white from Staples it's £7-99 for 250 sheets, hope thats any good to you & thanks for teddy freebie, Janet T

  8. Thanks for lovely comment just another Idea for you Craftwork Cards do this which is suppose to be good though I've not tried it, Digital Ultra Smooth Premium Cardstock 50 - A4it's £9-95

  9. Thats not great is it Lyn - I know alot of folks that swear by they can only swear about it! Cheers Claire x

  10. Oh how annoying, I know lots of crafters who like to use that paper. Last time I needed some I went to Wilkinsons as I couldn't get Tescos but could only get 90gsm but it's quite good

    Hugs Jackie x


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