Photo Paper

  Ex plorer 27 Apr 11
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Hi I am about to print 185 photos A4 size on a canon Pixma ip4000. My usual paper found to be very good is Epson Part No:C13S041256 Matt Heavy weight 167 grams.

I have never tried Canon GP-501 Everyday use (A4) Glossy Photo Paper any comments would be interesting.

I will be using original ink from canon. Any one know if one set of ink tanks will do the job.

  wee eddie 27 Apr 11

I'm not really a Photo person but from what I've been told, you'll get the job done considerably cheaper in the High Street.

  Quickbeam 27 Apr 11

For a print run of that size, I wouldn't experiment with a deviation from a known matched quality. I usually find that a change in paper or ink always gives a fair few unacceptable results until I'm happy with the result.

  woodchip 27 Apr 11

Epson is the best paper you can use for Photos or anything, not the cheapest but is the best results you can get, from a inkjet printer

  woodchip 27 Apr 11

PS One to stay away from is HP gloss paper, complete wast of money

  SB23 27 Apr 11
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I'm with wee eddie on this one.

I posted a while back on costs of printing, and have just recently got rid of my photo printer as it was costing a fortune. I now pay less than 8p per photo where as before it was approx 50p per photo. I even pay less again but that depends on the number of copies I want.

As for the ink amount, if your printer is anything close to what mine was like, I would suspect that more ink will be required, but again, that will depend on the quality of your prints.

  Ex plorer 27 Apr 11

Thanks all for advice.

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