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Glossy Paper For Epson 1280


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Posted 16 July 2004 - 07:34 PM

I have been using Epson paper with my 1280 but I wonder if there are any less expensive papers out that are just as good.

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Posted 18 July 2004 - 10:06 AM

I don't know about cheaper, but I do like Ilford Gallerie paper which I use with my Epson 1290 Printer matched with Epson Inks. I think the important thing when trying out different paper is to make sure that you set up your print options to match the paper and ink.

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Posted 19 July 2004 - 07:48 AM

As Kurt has said, Ilford Galerie is a great and relatively inexpensive paper. I use Smooth Pearl, which is a cross between glossy and matt, and the results are great, especially using the correct paper profile (downloadable from Ilford's website).
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Posted 20 August 2004 - 09:59 AM

I am reading a test of A4 photo paper made by Test-Achats, a Belgium consumer organisation wink.gif .

I give you a summary of the results for 3 printers:

For the Epson Stylus photo 925 (Ink epson T026 black, T027 colour):
* best paper is Pelikan Inkjet photo professional (1€/page)
* runner up is FNAC photo paper glossy (0,7€/page)
* Epson premium glossy is third at (8,8€/page) and better than the Epson photo paper glossy.

For the Canon I950 (Ink black BCI-6BK,BCI-6C, 6M, 6Y, 6PC, 6PM):
* best paper is again Pelikan Inkjet photo professional (1€/page)
* runner up is Avery inkjet photo paper premium glossy (1€/page)
* FNAC photo paper glossy (0,7€/page) and Canon photo paper plus glossy PP-101 (0,6€/page) are third

For the HP photosmart 7350 (Ink HP 56 black, HP 57 colour, HP58 photo)
* best paper is Canon photo paper plus glossy PP-101 (0,6€/page) biggrin.gif
* runner up is Avery inkjet photo paper premium glossy (1€/page)
* TDK Professional Grade glossy photo paper is third at 8,8€/page

Hope it helps,



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