Best paper for printing digital photos?

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by jmc, Jan 15, 2007.

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    jmc Guest

    Well, I've just run out of my current favorite paper, Ilford Galerie
    Classic Pearl.

    Before I order more, is there any other brand/type of paper I should
    look at? Does paper quality affect print longevity, or is that more in
    the inks? I don't print often, but when I do it's generally something I
    like a lot, to frame and hang on a wall, or enter into a photo contest

    My printer's a Canon Pixma MP500.

    jmc, Jan 15, 2007
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    Rod Williams Guest

    I have been using Red River UltraPro Gloss for
    several years and like it a lot with my Canon i960
    printer. I also refill my ink and they work
    together very well.
    Rod Williams, Jan 15, 2007
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    ray Guest

    I you believe the industry info, best results will be obtained by using
    the manufacturer's paper as it is designed to complement the inks they
    manufacture - assuming you're using manufacturer's cartridges, of course.
    ray, Jan 15, 2007
  5. The paper and inks interact very intimately indeed; both are crucial
    factors in longevity. As occasional surprises have shown.

    Wilhelm Imaging Research is the leading independent lab doing this sort
    of testing. Of course accelerated testing is Black Magic; but Wilhelm
    has been doing it longer than most, so they have more slow testing to
    back up their procedures.
    David Dyer-Bennet, Jan 15, 2007
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