For black and white resume prints, white resume paper has a clean and sharp feel, while ivory resume paper feels a bit more traditional and classic while having the benefit of standing out in a stack.
Over the past couple of weeks a few customers have asked similar questions around choosing the best resume paper for their color resume prints. In these cases, the best results are when we're able to complement the natural color of the paper (ivory, almond, white) with borders and accent colors in your print.
A perfect example is this tasteful off-white full bleed resume print we received last week. This print complements the ivory paper nicely. In this case, the customer was able to use ivory paper and brown borders to deliver a beautiful full bleed resume print. The colors complement so nicely that the stack of prints actually looks like the corner of a framed diploma at first glance.
Ivory is a great choice when printing in natural tones. In cases where there are several bright colors simple use white paper with no background color. In fact, the majority of color resume prints we've received have looked best on white paper - so when in doubt, white might be your safest choice.