I also got a couple of these 100 page packs of 8.5x11 glossy photo paper for 3 bucks each. For that price I assume they must be clearanced out or something. This is my first glossy photo paper other than some free samples of smaller sized HP stuff I got with some ink. I cant really say how good the paper is, but it seems about the same to me as the free HP stuff I had. Its hard to tell for sure with the size difference, and its been a while since I used the HP stuff. Buy at you own risk I guess. www.uniquephoto.com/product/ilford-8-5x11-consumer-glossy-158g-100-sheets-1147070/
Edit: I want to mention that I have gotten that Canon paper for that price in brick and mortar stores before. The real deal here is that gloss photo paper.
Post by mproteau (Paper Realms) on Nov 5, 2013 8:28:18 GMT -9
If you have access to a Staples, and are fond of Matte Photo Paper (I'm a relatively recent convert), they often do deals (like they are doing this week) where you can get 4x 50 packs at ~$2.00 each, which is a pretty decent price. They often have a coupon making one pack free. I have a mountain of the stuff, and get very good results from my inkjet printer on them - certainly much better than the Staples cardstock I had been using prior.
Post by wisdomknight on Nov 6, 2013 8:49:50 GMT -9
I was thinking on using matte photo paper but I dont know how stiff and strong it is compared to its gloss equivalent. Also the plasticy protection that gloss photo paper offers feels like a more permanet solution.
Post by mproteau (Paper Realms) on Nov 6, 2013 8:53:50 GMT -9
I've been using matte photo paper for all my builds - buildings, standees, etc. I don't have the numbers off the top of my head, but it's been a perfectly fine substitute for my old 110lb cardstock.
As for whether glossy or matte will last longer... I'm not a whiz about printing stuff. I'd assume that if the ink bonds to the paper, you're good to go. I would think matte paper would be easier to achieve this than glossy paper, but that's really coming from someone who knows diddly-squat about printing/ink technology.
I would believe that glossy paper would produce more vivid results than the matte paper, but I haven't bothered to compare, since I'm cheap and don't think I'll be able to beat the price. Of course, I have a LOT of free 4x6" glossy photo paper... Oh dear... Maybe I should reformat some pages and try that!
Post by mproteau (Paper Realms) on Nov 7, 2013 12:06:23 GMT -9
That's the kind of difference I see on my inkjet printer. With cardstock, I have to print very light or else it gets very muddy. With photo quality prints on the matte photo paper, I get a lot of depth and detail. I know I can't go back to cardstock!
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