Printing photographs

  geordiepaul2001 10:07 09 Mar 2008

I have recently purchased an Epson RX560 photo printer as a result of problems with my kodak printing dock.

I have managed to print an A4 photo (at the 3rd attempt) which seems fairly good quality.
The problem I am having is when printing to the photo paper I used to use with the kodak printing dock (normal photo size).
The ink seems to sit on top of the paper and not be absorbed.
Not sure whether its something I am doing wrong, or simply incompatible paper.

Any ideas?

  [email protected] 10:17 09 Mar 2008

This is almost certainly a paper problem, the Kodak printer dock is a thermal printer and the paper is not suitable for the RX560 which is an inkjet printer. Choice Stationery supply suitable paper at reasonable prices.

  geordiepaul2001 10:21 09 Mar 2008

Thanks for the fast reply, at least I can stop wasting paper by trying different methods now.

Off to part with some hard earned cash now

  anchor 14:24 09 Mar 2008

It seems that even different ink-jets have their preferences. I once tried HP glossy photo paper on my Epson, and the effect was exactly as you described.

If you decide to try Choice Stationery, there is 25% off until midnight Monday 10th March.

click here

  Totally-braindead 16:30 09 Mar 2008

I've got 2 Epsons and the only paper I had that it didn't like was Kodak Photo paper. Why I don't know but the printouts on both printers was rather poor. LIDL are doing some paper next week. Wednesday I think and that might be worth trying 240gsm photoglossy. Can't remember the make but I think it was £3.99 for 50 A4 sheets or they have photo size sheets as well.

  BT 17:12 09 Mar 2008

Try here
click here
for very good value and quality paper.

On the subject of Epson printers I as told quite a while ago to use the 'Photo Quality Glossy Film' setting when printing on Photo paper. It uses much less ink and the results are just as good.

  bluto1 18:38 09 Mar 2008

Good photo paper is essential and minimum weight should be 230gsm. Higher is better.

  Ashrein 19:03 09 Mar 2008

The photo paper that Totally-braindead mentions at LIDL is click here

  anchor 14:53 10 Mar 2008

Totally-braindead: Now you mention it, I recall that my Epsons did not like Kodak paper either.

Does anyone know if the Lidl paper is compatible with Epsons?.

  Totally-braindead 15:40 10 Mar 2008

I had REX paper I got from ALDIs when they were selling it and it was perfect.
The LIDL Agfa paper I have never tried so I don't know.

I have tried Choicestationerys own brand paper and thats fine.

To be honest with you at that price for that thickness of paper I think I'll give it a bash. Unless of course someone with an Epson chips in and says they tried it and it was no use.

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