Staples Prof. Glossy Photo Paper


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Mary

Just bought a Canon i950 photo printer. Thought I would use my cheap Staples
Professional Glossy Photo Paper to get the color and quality settings
adjusted. The prints were HORRIBLE! I tried so many different setting but
the results were always the same. The prints were blotchy and you could
actually see where the rollers touched the paper! They looked WORSE than the
prints from my old HP 870.. which isn't made for photos!

I had the phone in hand to call tech support when I decided to give my Epson
Premium Glossy Photo Paper a try. Voila.. a perfect print! :) These ones
look as good as the ones from photo labs!

So this just proves the point.. "You get what you pay for!"

I also want to thank all of you for posting your thoughts on photo printers.
This group had a major role in my decision between the Epson 960 and the
Canon. I LOVE my Canon! :)

Mary
 
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Bill

Mary said:
Just bought a Canon i950 photo printer. Thought I would use my cheap Staples
Professional Glossy Photo Paper to get the color and quality settings
adjusted. The prints were HORRIBLE! I tried so many different setting but
the results were always the same. The prints were blotchy and you could
actually see where the rollers touched the paper! They looked WORSE than the
prints from my old HP 870.. which isn't made for photos!

So this just proves the point.. "You get what you pay for!"
Not necessarily...there's a fine balance with inkjet printers concerning
inks and papers. Some combinations work, others do not.

If you have a store nearby, give Office Depot premium glossy photo paper
a try. I use it in my Canon i850 and it produces excellent results at a
substantially lower price than Canon paper.
 
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BF

I agree with your first two choices and have never tried Office Deopt so I
can't comment on it. On a scale of 1 to 10, I rate Canon Paper Pro 10 and
Red River Ultra Pro Gloss 9.5. I found a couple pictures that looked
slightly better with the Canon but everything else I couldn't see a
difference. I am talking about looking at them under a magnifying glass
though.
 
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Lisa Duskis

Ilford is a nice paper - good weight, actually -looks- like a photo because
it feels like one. Ilford are actually a company that manufactures film,
photo paper etc - mainly dealing with black and white. I've been exclusively
using their papers when i'm in a darkroom environment...

as for where you can get it - its not normally available in places like
staples, officedepot etc... most photo places, like WB Hunt, B+H photo etc
stock it...

OR...
http://www.ilford.com/html/us_english/prod_html/galerie/htm/prod/products.ht
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ilford have a dealer locator :
http://www.ilford.com/html/us_english/prod_html/galerie/htm/dealer.asp

A pack of 25 sheets of classic pearl (semi-gloss like finish) for $13 +
shipping

-- Lisa
 

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