View Full Version : I've finally found Photo Paper I love!!

06-16-2007, 06:58 PM
A while back I asked which type of paper did you guys like when printing your layouts. I had been using High Gloss paper but found it a bit much. The feedback I got was that most people use Matte. I bought some matte paper and used it and was satisfied. Today I ran up on some Photo paper in Walmart. Its by JetPrint Photo and it is call Portrait Studio Satin Photo Paper. It is Brilliant Satin. It really has the look of being printed by a photographer. I printed out a couple of my layouts in 8X8 and they came out truly beautiful. Just wanted to let you know if anyone is interested. Oh by the way, the pack of 25 sheets cost around $11.00.

06-16-2007, 07:01 PM
What size is the paper?

06-16-2007, 07:04 PM
It's 8 1/2 by 11 so I could only print 8x8

06-16-2007, 07:14 PM
ok. thanks!

06-16-2007, 09:50 PM
Thanks for the tip! I don't print much, but I sure like it look purty when I do. :D

06-17-2007, 01:07 AM
what kind of printer do you have? brand?
i am on the search for a good semi gloss paper... i tried kodak with my canon printer and it printed funky...

06-17-2007, 03:31 AM
I stand by my Ilford galerie classic pearl paper - prints perfectly with my epson printer - looks like professional printing. Is a bit more expensive than other brands, but well worth every penny :)

06-17-2007, 06:02 AM
is that 8 1/2 x 11 too Joy?

06-17-2007, 06:11 AM
is that 8 1/2 x 11 too Joy?

The size that I buy is, yes, but they also do some which is twice that size - I just don't have a wide-format printer which is why I buy the smaller one and then I print at 8x8.

06-17-2007, 07:33 AM
Our favorite (we use it to print portraits for our photo studio) is Epson's pro lustre paper - we usually get it from comp USA. We get 8.5x11 and 11.5x17 (to print 11x14's.) They make a larger size, but our printer won't do larger than that, so anything larger goes to a custom lab - and now my 12x12's will be printed through GDS :wink:. Anyway we use a cannon i9900 printer.

06-17-2007, 08:09 AM
I have a HP 3210 all in one.

06-17-2007, 08:23 AM
I have a lexmark, does any one know what type of photo paper works best with it?

06-19-2007, 03:08 AM
Hi, just chiming in here with a suggestion to do a hunt on the internet for a study done on life of different papers from different vendors. I've seen it and remember that certain paper brands only have a 2-5 year life in terms of retaining quality of prints. I don't have the URL or else I would post it.

06-19-2007, 08:19 AM
At GPS printing, they do say that satin paper's life expectancy is lower than matte. I'm going to have to check that out.

06-19-2007, 08:57 AM
You also need to bear in mind that its not just the paper that determines how long the quality lasts - it depends on the ink, and the ink's compatability with the paper too.

06-19-2007, 09:14 AM
That's entirely too much to keep up with Joy :laugh: One would have to have a book full of entries to keep up with all the different paper types combined with all the different ink types .... I'd go nutso trying to keep up with it all!