I just cut the corners of the Epson plastic bag - just a slit, maybe an inch long on each side, to make it so that the paper is easy to get out of the bag without snagging in the corners. Hard to imagine that will materially impair the protection.
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I haven't seen much said about how to preserve unused paper, most folks seem to be concerned with the printed page. Nevertheless, Epson does recommend keeping the paper in the original packaging. This is particularly stressed with their roll media since some printers like to leave the roll installed on the printer for long periods of time. The basic recommendations are to keep it out of the sunlight and protected from the open air. That means the pesky polypropylene clear bag and the original box. Now, with the larger cut sheet sizes you do get a nicer box with a lid and the paper usually comes in a simple plastic bag.
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So what you are saying is "I need to start printing bigger"
Have to forget the little 8x10's and 4x6's for my wife? I will pass that on to my wife
Hm -- more seriously, I might be tempted to get the 250 pack, pull 20 sheets at a time into a more ergonomic box and leave the rest in the more complex packaging -- use up 20 sheets in a month or two (I just print for me and friends and church people -- so no money in it).
I also don't like having to slide the paper in and out of the shipping plastic. I like the Lineco Digital Output Storage Boxes. They are IPI PAT-certified. I assume any IPI PAT-certified box would also do as well.