Log in

View Full Version : What brand of photo paper do you use?

James Fee
05-14-2004, 12:52 AM
There are just so many choices out there. Most people think the safe choice is buy the paper "made" by your printer maker, but some go a different route.

I've used Red River Paper (http://www.redriverpaper.com/) for the past few years and have fell in love with it. The paper works as well if not better than the Epson/Canon paper I had been using and is much cheaper, with a better selection. I like the 68lb photo gloss. :D

What do you guys use?

05-14-2004, 01:46 AM
For routine prints, I use Kodak Premium High Gloss 59 pound. For the more important prints or ones I make for other people, I use either Hewlett Packard Premium Glossy 64 pound or Ilford Galerie Smooth Gloss. I'm not sure of its pound rating but it's 280 grams/square meter. Based on the similar ratings for the other papers, I'd say it's about 74 pound.

05-14-2004, 05:45 PM
I have a been using the Epson papers. I always get them when a local store has a 'buy a pack, get a pack free' sale.

Always nice to know what other papers work comparably well though. I may have a need for them in the future. Thanks for pointing them out!

Jason Dunn
05-14-2004, 05:56 PM
I tend to use Canon paper myself, but I also have quite a bit of Epson paper and some IBM 4x6 paper that is surprising good (it was very inexpensive).

05-14-2004, 06:00 PM
I just use Hp photo paper but thats because I have all Hp printers.

Suhit Gupta
05-14-2004, 10:20 PM
I use Kodak and HP paper. I prefer to have 60lb HP paper to the Kodak though.


05-14-2004, 10:40 PM
I use Canon Photo Glossy or Ilford on my Canon I960.

I use Hp or Kodak Ultimate on the HP printer.

I understand that the Epson paper works well on the Canon but I haven't tried it yet.


James Fee
05-15-2004, 03:21 AM
I understand that the Epson paper works well on the Canon but I haven't tried it yet.
Works very well. I've used it from time to time.

Gary Sheynkman
05-15-2004, 06:52 PM
I just use the HP photo paper when I do print something at home....

05-05-2005, 04:03 PM
Anybody still here?

We've jsut discovered that a bunch of pictures we printed on some less expensive paper (Office Depot brand and a Wal-Mart brand) are having problems several months after printing. The Office Depot ones are getting sticky, and the Wal-Mart ones are actually becoming blurry. I'm wondering if people are still happy with their paper choices a year later. How do those pictures you printed a while back look now?

Jason Dunn
05-05-2005, 04:12 PM
Interesting....I have to admit that most of the pictures I print are for other people, so I don't have a lot of pictures to go by. Most of my pictures are printed on Canon paper, it's only recently that I picked up some generic paper from Staples. Kind of shocking that it started to get funky after only a year! 8O

05-05-2005, 08:33 PM
everything that I have done with the Hp brand has held out very nicely. I have a few pictures now that are going on 4 and a half years and holding strong. and they are not just in a book or anything they are hanging on my wall.

10-17-2007, 04:48 AM
Hey Everybody,
I just tried the photo paper samples I got from freephotopaper.com.
And I have to say the prints were beautiful on both the gloss and satin.
I highly recommend you check out their free samples at http://www.freephotopaper.com/sample-offerp.htm
A free course on digital photo printing also comes with the samples.


05-10-2008, 03:29 PM
Have two printers at home, a laser one for text usage and an older HP Deskjet which we rarely use to print photos.
For the second one we've bought HP Premium Photo Paper 10x15 cm.

05-16-2008, 06:20 AM
HP's "Everyday." Semi-gloss so cleaning isn't as impossible in case a smear finds its way onto it. That and the fact it's only 2,00 more than regular paper.