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Exhibition Quality Ink-Jet Papers?

I have an Epson 2200 Photo inkjet printer which uses ultra-chrome inks. I’ve been using Epson Luster paper as I don’t like high gloss paper and the Epson Matte is good for some pictures but colors die on the matte with most.
Does anyone know of of a luster/semigloss paper better than the Luster paper? Its pretty good, but for exhibition doesn’t always cut it…the surface seems a bit plastic and the luster surface does scatter light some which hurts saturation, etc.
So if anyone knows some good alternatives please give a shout?!

by Adam Cohen at 2005-03-31 20:57:42 UTC (ed. Mar 12 2008 ) Brooklyn , United States | Bookmark | | Report spam→

I have heard good things about Ilford Pearl…..

by [former member] | 31 Mar 2005 23:03 | new orleans, United States | | Report spam→
Thanks…..but I’ve tried Ilford Pearl and while its a decent paper it has the same problems. Luster is actually better than the Pearl paper, but…..

by Adam Cohen | 01 Apr 2005 00:04 | Brooklyn, United States | | Report spam→
Have you used the Epson semigloss? I had heard that the semigloss is the same as the luster but when I recently put together a portfolio and attempted mixing the two I noticed a huge difference between them.

by [former member] | 01 Apr 2005 10:04 | Florida, United States | | Report spam→
This may be old info, but a couple years ago I sat in on a printing class where Colorlife paper was highly praised.

by [former member] | 01 Apr 2005 10:04 | Florida, United States | | Report spam→
Pictorico had some good reviews and claims to have less bronzing than Epson papers

by Frazer | 01 Apr 2005 16:04 (ed. Apr 1 2005) | Vancouver, Canada | | Report spam→
hey, adam. the colorlife, i am pretty sure, will not work with the 2200’s inkset. when i was at b&h recently their computer guru guy (sits at a desk in the middle of the camera section, surounded on 3 sides by a counter that has digital cameras leashed to it) was showing me oriental’s inkjet papers. they looked good. take in a file burned to a cd and ask them for a sample print. he’s a nice guy, but i forget his name. the oriental inkjet papers apparently have the same base as their darkroom papers. they have an rc-type and, it seems, some type of fiber-based. looking at the b&h website now i have 3 observations: 1) oriental is expensive. 2) much of it is not in stock.

ok, 2 observations, i forgot the third . . .

by [former member] | 02 Apr 2005 13:04 | New York City, United States | | Report spam→
Hey folks….I’m testing an InkJet paper that shows promise. Its the UltraPro Satin made by Red River Paper. So far I like the surface better than the Epson Luster and it seems to have fewer problems with reflections and a wider viewing angle. I’m going to go on working with it and am curious about other people’s experience with it.
And at $30.60 for a 100 sheets of 8.5×11 its definately cheaper than Epson.
Also compatable with Epson UltraChrome Inks.


by Adam Cohen | 06 Apr 2005 23:04 | Brooklyn, United States | | Report spam→
An interesting site about papers, calibration and printing. They also sell custom ICC Profiles which I know nothing about….so this not an edorsement for that.


by Adam Cohen | 11 Apr 2005 22:04 | Brooklyn, United States | | Report spam→
I’ve just started using Epson Premium Luster for promo cards – does anyone know of a comparable paper that doesn’t have a logo on the back? It’d be nice to not see the Epson brand on the back of my cards… Adam, how about the UltraPro?

by Kevin J. Miyazaki | 12 Apr 2005 04:04 | Milwaukee, United States | | Report spam→
Anpther nice thing about the UltraPro, nothing on the back.

by Adam Cohen | 12 Apr 2005 11:04 | Brooklyn, United States | | Report spam→

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