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Photo Paper - Which One???

Discussion in 'Photography Forums' started by chrisw, Jan 5, 2005.

  1. chrisw

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    I've just been given a Canon Selphy CP400 for Xmas and it only came with 5 sheets of 6 x 4 paper.

    I've been looking around for supplies for it but am unsure what I need to get and what is worth getting. The Canon paper for this is about £8 for 20 sheets which seems extortionate to me.

    Does any one know of a good (and cheap ;) ) alternative?
     
  2. Elvis

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    I use this for my CP200, I think it's compatible with your Selphy.
     
  3. melliott1963

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    I use Canon's A4 Photo Paper Pro PR-101 which costs around £9 for 15 sheets. Using the PhotoRecord software that came with my Canon printer, I print 4 photos per A4 sheet (borderless) which gives me (as near as damn it) 6x4 prints. Therefore, this means that I'm getting 60 6x4 sheets for £9.
     
  4. seany

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    Add that to the cost of the ink and thats some cost. More so when you think you can get jessops ect to print 50 for £5 to £6
     
  5. melliott1963

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    But what cost can you put on the convenience of being able to print what you want, when you want, how you want and at what size (up to A4) you want? . . . .
     
  6. seany

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    One or two is fine, but when you're talking about 50 well its not cost effective to be honest... 50 photos is going to eat your ink its going to take up your time then going to buy the paper ect... You can just send it to say ofoto photobox who have much better printers and have it done for much less...
     
  7. Smiffy 2

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    I cannot believe the difference in print quality since I started using Epson paper on my Epson printer.
    Had always been a bit disappointed with the results until a friend advised me to take the manufacturers advice and USE THEIR PAPER.
    100% happy now and worth paying the extra IMHO.
    (And I don't work for Epson by the way!! :D )
     

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