Whats Glossy paper 6x4 ?

  User-F2431D4F-62D0-4437-928506E1A8EE85F7 19:09 19 Apr 2006

Which paper do any of you advise for decent picture printing on?
Currently using 240g/m Lexmark Premium Glossy Photo paper.
Is there a better alternative?

Thanks for looking

  Totally-braindead 21:02 19 Apr 2006

It depends on the printer in my opinion. A mate of mine bought Kodak paper, quite expensive but total rubbish in his printer. Go to Choice and buy a paper sample pack and see what you think, mind you the sample pack is A4 rather than 6x4 but they do 6x4 paper as well click here

  Stuartli 22:05 19 Apr 2006

Epson's Premium Glossy is excellent and is often available on special offer at Staples and similar outlets i.e. BOGOF

  hzhzhz 22:20 19 Apr 2006

I use a Canon printer and out of numerous papers tried, Canon photo paper seems to give best results. Saying that, the other papers have been fairly cheap ones.

  Little Davel 22:35 19 Apr 2006

I have experimented with various papers - cheap and branded. And I think some papers work better with certain inks. For example my Canon Pixma 4000 works very well with OEM Canon paper and some of Poundland's own brand ! But some of the cheap compatible ink carts work better with other makes of paper etc.... Basically you are guaranteed a high standard if you use OEM paper/inks made specially for your printer. For cheaper alternatives you may have to experiment a bit... but you can get some good results.

  rmcqua 22:42 19 Apr 2006

I used to use Epson premium glossy when I lived in the USA and it was considerably cheaper than here, but I loved the quality of the photos it produced. Stuartli's suggestion that it may be on offer at Staples is well worth a try.

  Stuartli 00:01 20 Apr 2006

There's as wide a choice as any at:

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You can even get Epson paper in 8m rolls...

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I did say that Staples occasionally has photo paper offers, including the Epson 6x4 Photo glossy packs of 50 sheets. Last time I paid the equivalent of under £3 for these packs on a BOGOF basis.

  SB23 11:14 20 Apr 2006

I'll be honest with you, we get our photo printing paper from Tesco's. So far it hasn't failed us yet.

  Stuartli 14:19 20 Apr 2006

Nothing wrong with that - it will be a rebranded product from a specialist manufacturer.

Tesco doesn't actually manufacture photo paper, cornflakes, margerine, biscuits, compatible inkjet printer cartridges and ink (by JR) etc...:-)

However, it also sells the original HP, Lexmark, Epson, Canon etc cartridges and paper.

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