Reliable matte-surface paper?


D

Don Elie

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I'm looking for recommendations as to a consistantly-reliable
matte-surfaced paper for printing portraits using a Canon iP4000.
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Take a look at Red River Paper's catalog
www.redriverpaper.com

They're not the cheapest shop on the block, but the value is there.
I've had excellent results (Canon i960).

Or just for fun get one of their sample kits.

Regards, Don
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M

measekite

Pixmaker said:
I'm not sure this is the best place to inquire. . . much of the
commentary here seems to be about various inks and refilling.
YEAH, MUCH OF THE BULLSHIT HERE IS BY THE AFTERMARKET JERKS
I'm looking for recommendations as to a consistantly-reliable
matte-surfaced paper for printing portraits using a Canon iP4000.
I HAVE USED EPSON DOUBLE SIDED MATTE AND FOUND IT SATISFACTORY WITH
CANON OEM INK. I STILL PREFER CANON PHOTOPAPER PRO OR COSTCO/KIRKLAND
GLOSSY PHOTO PAPER USED ONLY WITH CANON OEM INK.
I've tried a few of the Epson and HP papers but haven't found a clear
stand-out paper. The surface need not be (and probably can't be) a
rough matte surface similar to the Kodak "G" enlarging paper surface.
What I seek is more like the Kodak "N" surface.

Most of the images will be single person portraits but I also do a lot
of couples and small-family groups.

I don't have a lot of experience with the fading characteristics of
Ihe various papers. The oldest prints I've done are printed on a
paper from Office Depot called "Presentation Paper."
THE COSTCO/KIRKLAND AND CANON PHOTO PAPER PRO PRINTED WITH CANON OEM INK
ABOUT A YEAR AGO AND LEFT ON A DESK NEAR A WINDOW DO NOT SHOW ANY
EVIDENCE OF FADING DURING THAT 12 MONTH PERIOD.
They have faded
badly in about two years hanging in a room well lit with flourescent
tubes. It's useless for any half-decent photographic purposes. Others
on HP and Epson paper seem just fine.

I must say that prints made on the Costco "Kirkland" brand glossy
paper have survived well for three years on a wall display lit with
interior lighting.

In all cases, the inks have been Canon.
THAT IS THE WAY TO GO. I WILL BET YOU MOST LIKELY HAVE NOT HAD ANY
PRINT CLOGS EITHER.
 
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Pixmaker

I'm not sure this is the best place to inquire. . . much of the
commentary here seems to be about various inks and refilling.

I'm looking for recommendations as to a consistantly-reliable
matte-surfaced paper for printing portraits using a Canon iP4000.

I've tried a few of the Epson and HP papers but haven't found a clear
stand-out paper. The surface need not be (and probably can't be) a
rough matte surface similar to the Kodak "G" enlarging paper surface.
What I seek is more like the Kodak "N" surface.

Most of the images will be single person portraits but I also do a lot
of couples and small-family groups.

I don't have a lot of experience with the fading characteristics of
Ihe various papers. The oldest prints I've done are printed on a
paper from Office Depot called "Presentation Paper." They have faded
badly in about two years hanging in a room well lit with flourescent
tubes. It's useless for any half-decent photographic purposes. Others
on HP and Epson paper seem just fine.

I must say that prints made on the Costco "Kirkland" brand glossy
paper have survived well for three years on a wall display lit with
interior lighting.

In all cases, the inks have been Canon.

Having made the above request, I must admit that I don't sell inkjet
prints. My sales prints are silver prints from a service lab.

However, I do a fair number of "freebies" and would like to deliver
the best, low-cost inkjet prints possible. Yes, if I find an inkjet
combination that works well, I would sell them...but very carefully!

Answers here or a pointer to a more appropriate URL will be
appreciated.

Thanks,




Pixmaker inFLL
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R

Rob

Pixmaker wrote:

I would have a look at Ilford Galerie paper I have found it an
excellent paper and I have seen mentioned it is available at COSTCO.
 

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