Can anyone recomend decent photo paper

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  1. hot-fuzz

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    Im on the hunt for decent 4" x 6" photo paper.
    Will it be the kodak stuff, or the canon ???

    I have just purchased a Selphy CP720 for the princely sum of £32 new and want decent paper to print off good quality prints.

    7Dayshop.com do a pack of 20 Canon Glossy paper for £4.19 (21p a print) :

    http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=777_2&products_id=80676
    Bu i have no idea if its any good or not.
    Any advice would be welcome.

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  2. Biscuit761

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    I use Canon Photo Paper Pro at the moment, have been very pleased with the results on my Canon i560, especially as I now set it to "Let printer determine colours" on the Photoshop print system.

    Did try some cheap Tesco "quick drying" paper at christmas, printed 20 or s0 6" x 4" prints to make into chrissie cards, 3 days later they were still soaking wet so took them back.

    Will stick with the Canon stock for now. Its the glossy version by the way.

    Bill
     
  3. senu

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    Jessops Paper is surprisingly good
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    You will probably find what works best for you by trial and error

    I have no less than 5 different types of Photo paper at home because my Epson ( now dying) loves Epson paper and my HP though not fussy about HP paper is nonetheless unpredictable in that I never know what it likes best till I try

    I'm not sure what other papers the canons like but with canon paper they tend to shine:D
     
  4. SweetGirl

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    I can highly recommend Epson Premium Glossy photo paper.
     
  5. hot-fuzz

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    I just found http://www.cartridgesave.co.uk that do 100 sheets of Glossy Canon paper for £11.45 and 2 ink cartridges for my HP cheaper then anywhere i can get them, so ordered a load.

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    Highlander1, you say you've just bought a CP720. I assume you are looking for paper for this .

    The CP720 is a dye sublimation printer and as such doesn't use 'standard' paper.

    You purchase printing packs which come with the paper and enough ink in the cartridge to print the same number of sheets. Ordinary paper just won't work

    The ones you need are either KP-36IP ( 36 sheets), KP-72IP ( 72 sheets) or KP-108IP ( 108 sheets). There are also other packs with different sizes of paper ( but 6x4 is the biggest).

    A google search should find you plenty of suppliers, but I'm sure you can get them from Amazon at fairly good prices. Although the prices look expensive compared to just the paper you have seen, don't forget the ink is included in the price.
     
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    I just tried the photo paper samples I got from freephotopaper.com.
    And I have to say the prints were beautiful on both the gloss and satin.
    I highly reccommend you check out their free samples at free photo paper
    A free course on digital photo printing also comes with the samples.
     
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    I'm not sure what your Canon will be like but I've always found it important to match the printer and paper makes because of profiles etc

    I use Epson Premium Glossy photo paper for my R200\R285, I've not had much luck with anything else.
     
  9. Yandros

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    I've found that the Canons are pretty fussy about paper. I've been very happy with the results from the Canon PP-101 photo paper plus glossy.
     
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    But when you add in the £3.95 P+P it suddenly doesn't look so cheep esp when you can get it for £5.99 inc P+P
     
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    Hahnemuhle photo rag is without a doubt the best printing paper you can buy, its not cheap mind....

    I also like the somerset range.

    Both heavy papers
     
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    ilford gallerie smooth pearl or smooth gloss (depending on what finish you like)

    i like the pearl the most, its a lot like the paper you get when you ask for matte from your 35mm developing days.
    Whereas matt printer paper is just like heavyweight standard stuff... perfect behind glass but not that nice to flick through with your hands.
    The pearl stuff doesnt tend to pick up fingerprints or lots of reflections though. Its just right

    Look for satin or pearl from other brands to see what im talking about
     
  13. Yandros

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    The recommended Ilford for my Canon IP6700D is the Classic Gloss. The ink appears to pool just a tiny smidge, so you get a grain when it dries (virtually need a magnifying glass to see it though!). The Canon PP-101 doesn't have this at all.
     
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    I'm sure people have had very good results from all the above papers but Peterr_ibg is right if you want the paper for the CP720 you MUST use a dye sublimation paper and cartridge

    Other papers won't work
     
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    I'll get my coat! :oops:

    Quite right sir - it needs the Canon KP108IP or similar. They seem to be a very reasonable 15p/sheet though.
     
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    Had real problems with ilford galerie, ink takes ages to dry and this can be a problem that causes smudging on certain papers
     
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    would second Hahnemuhle papers as being superb - but at a price....
     
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    Yup, I think you need to allow a day for it to dry!
     
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    wow i completely ignored the fact that you had a dye-sub! forget the ilford

    As to it not trying quick enough... get the smooth and not the classic... thats the difference between the two. You shouldnt have drying issues with smooth, it should be dry by the time its sitting on the tray on the printer

    Really it is superb stuff
     
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    Stumbled across this thread - nearly made a balls up in online shopping buying paper I can't use :rotfl:
    On the hunt for a nice Selphy printer as I just want to print solely 6x4s for scrapbooking - is the dye sublim paper glossy? :blush: Just that I have a thing for matte prints (don't ask)

    Thanks
     
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    Gosh somebody woke this one up!:eek:!
    My problem with selphys is that you do need "special paper" with them
    I think a "proper printer" is more VFM as the inks last longer, You can make bigger prints and are not tied to special thermal paper. Dont forget the printer can cost peanuts but the papers ( and ink) are where the money is made
    Why not just make 4 X 6x4 from one A4 sheet
    I have infact used Epson, Canon , HP, kodak papers with the Canon Ip4300 without any issues
     
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    LFC,

    Yes the Selphy prints are glossy. They usually have them in Currys etc with samples which you could check out.

    On a plus note they are very durable and have nice quality feel about them.

    Online you can get quite good prices for the paper/dye packs - Google product code KP-108IP - costs about £20 delivered for 108 prints.
     
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    When I do "potential purchase research" I take it to extremes :rotfl:
    VFM? :blush: I understand your point but I honestly only need a nice compact 6x4 printer - I can tap up my flatmates if I need anything else :devil: or just go high street or online for the occasional
     
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    Fair enough.. ;)they do have a market, and to be fair the print quality is often impressive
    £20 for 108 (paper and inks) HERE is way more than just reasonable for very quick (albeit 4x6 only) great quality. about 18p per copy without leaving your room..:smashin:

    PS: Put it this way .If I got one as a gift i wouldnt sell it off:cool:
     
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    Try THIS for decent prices on catridges and paper. :smashin:
     

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