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Photo Paper


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Since I've upgraded my camera and printer, it's probably about time to think about using some halfway decent photo paper. Does anyone have any recommendations?

I need A4 size for photo's to be printed and hung round the house.

If it makes a difference (which I've found a couple of sites that says it does), the printer is a Canon MX870.

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A glossy paper is available for laser printers from the likes of the chain stationers
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and Rymans
But this paper is simply a glossy finish - like magazine paper so no risk of damage to the fuser unit.
None of them will actually deliver a glossy print.
This is because of the way photogrphic printers & inkjet wor,k in the case of photographic printers the emulsion is incorporated in the glossy layer, with ink jets the glossy layer is permeable so the ink passes through.
A laser is different that it actually dumps the toner powder onto the paper and is then burnt onto the surface therefore covering the glossy paper.
The best way out of this is IMHO is to laminate the finished prints.

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If you are putting your prints behind glass use matt paper or IMO lustre/silk/pearl (all the same) paper is better quite exspensive. Gloss paper can sometimes be a hinderance depending where is is you are viewing the picture but will retain good contrast/colour/detail.

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