I have just purchased the wrong type f paper, now i will use this paper, so i thought, when i print a photo out with this satin paper the ink just floats on the surface of the paper. i have tried a couple of different settings but nothing has improved this.
My printer is a epson stylus cx3200 running windows xp pro
Well, yes it does claim to be for the purposes you are using it for.
I'm not familiar with that brand so I can't pass any informed comment.
Please note that some photo papers take a time to be "touch dry" and, until that has happened on matte, satin and pearl finish papers, there can be a glossy appearance. I get the impression, though, from what you say that the ink is not being absorbed at all.
I suggest that you contact SVP and tell them you are having a problem and see what they say about it. I have dealt with the company, though not for paper, and found them quite helpful.