I find paper has a much greater influence on the finished result than using original or compatable inks. Kodak paper gives disapointing results with my Epson Photo 700. Epson paper is the benchmark, but I have had almost as good with a variety of other papers.........the trouble is, you can't guarantee it's the same product in say 12 months time when you come to buy again. i.e. it's branded say Jessops, but may well be from a different manufacturer by now.