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Photo Paper


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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.

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wee eddie

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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.

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Quickbeam

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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.

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woodchip

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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

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woodchip

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

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SB23

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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.

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Thanks all for advice.

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