Any experience of HP tear-off tab photo paper?

  panhandle 10:02 08 Aug 2006

I have a pack of HP photo paper 10 x 15cm, and see on the box the description "plus tear off tab".

Common sense tells me this is for fingerprint-free handling, and it looks - from the size of the box, that the tab is on 1 side only. If that is so then page set-up can ignore the tab for purposes of printing area.

Before I open the box - can anyone confirm I am correct so far? And more important - what is the quality of the tear-off? Does it look like a nice clean photo when it is seperated, or is there an obvious perf? That's my main worry.

Many thanks.

  Stuartli 10:06 08 Aug 2006

I've never used this type of photo paper but, if the tear off quality is inadequate, a sharp Stanley knife or similar tool plus a ruler and a solid surface will ensure it can be given a clean cut edge.

  Newuser38 11:21 08 Aug 2006

The tab is on one end only and ignored for print. Mostly they tear off ok but I have had to tidy up the odd one. I first got them for mini-album use and picked up several packs of two for the price of one.

  panhandle 11:59 08 Aug 2006

That is more or less what I was expecting. ince the price was exceedingly competetive I'll go with them.
Not a problem to tidy the odd one - but not the whole lot. Thanks.

  Jim Thing 12:05 08 Aug 2006

If you fold the tab backwards and forwards a couple of times at the crease it should snap off to leave a clean edge.

  Gwyn1 12:41 08 Aug 2006

A stated above, just fold the edge back and forth a few times and they come of very easily and cleanly. In relation to the paper, keep an eye out for Aldi offers, they at times do a heavier paper (better quality, for a fraction of the price of HP.

  Stuartli 14:10 08 Aug 2006

If you mean the Rex 200gsm A4 50 sheets Glossy Photo Quality pager at Aldi, then I'm fully in agreement..:-)

It produces some remarkable prints using compatible cartridges on my Epson R300 and that's from a 2MB Minolta camera.

  Gwyn1 14:24 08 Aug 2006


Aldi sold a 280gm. HP is usually 240gm although for a premium you can buy a heavier weight. The Aldi one is worth buying to keep some 'in', even if you don't need it there and then, these Aldi offers can be few and far between.

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