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Old 03-09-2008, 09:30   #1 (permalink)
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Which printer paper would you recomend?

I am looking for a bit of expert advice as to what would be the best paper to print my underwater images on with a possible view to selling them, I have just purchased a Epson Pro 3800 printer which uses the K3 Pigment inks.

Image editing & printing is all new to me as up until about a week ago, I'd just been taking thousands of images & never doing anything with them.

Below are a couple of examples, it might give better idea as to what paper would be most suitable.

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Re: Which printer paper would you recomend?

I believe that the Epson photo papers are good, although I have never tried them. I use Ilford Galerie Smooth Gloss which is suitable for both dye and pigment inks (the Classic Gloss is for dye only). That gives good results on a Canon i9950, and I used to know someone with an Epson 2100 who recommended it.

You can get the Ilford Galerie paper from 7dayshop, and the prices are reasonable.

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Re: Which printer paper would you recomend?

I use Canon photo paper pro and it is perfect for all my photograph needs. I did use Kodak paper for a while but when I changed my printer (to a Canon) this paper did not work well with the new printer, thats when I started using the canon paper.

I guess it depends on the printer/ink as to what paper will be best.
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Re: Which printer paper would you recomend?

I've been using Lyson paper for a few years and get it from Marrutt who are local to me. Here's a link to their 3800 page

They don't have one available to buy yet but I think a CIS will be a cost effective addition.
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Re: Which printer paper would you recomend?

Another vote for Ilford Gallerie, the smooth gloss is lovely and a nice heavy weight too.
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Re: Which printer paper would you recomend?

Great photographs. I think that these will look great on Epson Premium Gloss which should match your printer well.

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Re: Which printer paper would you recomend?

I like ICI Olmec in my R300 for larger prints.

For little postcard ones I like 7dayshop photo glossy, it has great colour rendition and is cheap as chips
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Re: Which printer paper would you recomend?

Olmec fine art matte is nice as well. Still life shots look lovely on it, very velvety black tones.
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Re: Which printer paper would you recomend?

THANKS for all your recommendations,
I've been printing a few on "Innova FibaPrint White Gloss" is this a good paper for this purpose? (We think the prints look great but, don't know any better, as printing is pretty new to me) I do know it has more of a textured sheen to it rather than gloss (even though the paper is called gloss), But would a very glossy print show reflections all the time.
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Re: Which printer paper would you recomend?

For altimate definition for Landscape Nature and my Grandchildren I use Epson Premium Glossy. For Artistic and Adult Portraits I use Oyster.
The best thing to do is for three subjects which you think have been captured technically ok, try printing on the three main types of paper. ie Premium Glossy,Oysyer & Matt.Only you can decide.

All your shots here look great.
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Re: Which printer paper would you recomend?

I tried to reply by a personall email but it reported error so I am replying to your thread which I came across in a search for an alternative for us wih my Canon 6700D

Re You can get the Ilford Galerie paper from 7dayshop, and the prices are reasonable. I get mine from
http://www.thedarkroom.co.uk/products_class.php?getCategory=511&getBrand=114

160 Ilford Galerie Smooth Gloss A4 Box 100 - £25.95 plus postage

I use this papers I was advised that it is equvilent to Canon Photo Paper Pro and I am very satisfied with the end results
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Re: Which printer paper would you recomend?

I have epson 3800. I use Canson Infinty Photosatin. Not the cheapest but I honestly believe it to be the best. Available in A4, A3, A2 and 17inch rolls if you want to cut your own for panoramas. Superb results with calibrated monitor and custom profile.
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Re: Which printer paper would you recomend?

Thanks Guys, I have decided to try & use papers from the Hahnemuhle range, as I am hoping to sell some Limited edition prints, and can supply the Hahnemuhle Certificate of Authenticity with them if using there papers, I have got a few different samples to try but I am trying to sort a couple of other problems with my printer first.
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Be careful with hahnemuehle photorag. the 3800 is a relatively heavy inking printer and you will get some very very slight bleeding.
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I have to say, but your photo's are stunning. You should do rather well with them
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Not up on paper,they allways say to use there own, but the pics are winners.
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