Thread Rating:
  • 2 Vote(s) - 1.5 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Advice on how to match photo paper to the photo
#12
As the others have said, I think the choice of paper finish is a personal choice and there is no right or wrong.

However when it comes to the brand of paper (and ink) I think the choice becomes more important.
In nearly all cases I would recommend using the same brand of paper (and ink) as the printer. That is, if you have an Epson printer than use epson ink and epson paper, or Canon paper and ink in a Canon printer, etc..
The manufacturers go to a lot of effort to match the ink and paper to give the best results, and if you mix and match brands then you will almost certainly be undoing a lot of that effort. Not only will more likely get more accurate colours and avoid things like blacks having a different gloss to the paper, but I'll bet the prints will last longer without fading when ink and paper are matched.

The only exception I know of to this "rule" (for Canon printers and ink at least), is the Ilford Galerie range of paper which is excellent.
Adrian Broughton
My Website: www.BroughtonPhoto.com.au
My Blog: blog.BroughtonPhoto.com.au
You can also visit me on Facebook!
"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler." - Einstein.
Reply


Messages In This Thread
Advice on how to match photo paper to the photo - by Kombisaurus - Nov 24, 2008, 17:21

Possibly Related Threads…
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Advice on printing RobS 6 2,937 Jul 21, 2019, 22:56
Last Post: aronwarner
  The Cheap photo-tricks share! GerbenG 6 4,473 Jul 18, 2019, 07:12
Last Post: jogesh12345
  Photo Editing Software, what do you use? EnglishBob 33 9,274 Jul 15, 2019, 02:21
Last Post: jogesh12345

Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)