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Do Glossy photo papers that don't go Matte when used with pigment inks that lack a clear coat exist?

I used to run a printing business, and at the time such a thing did not exist, I am looking to do some more prints for myself currently (with my Epson Pro 3880) and wondered if anyone has yet been ...
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Have inkjet prints surpassed chemistry-based paper prints in terms of color gamut?

I occasionally send files to a print lab (WHCC) when I need prints larger than I can make at home (Epson R1900). They use a process where they expose the image from a digital file onto ...
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How do you get good contrast with Canon Matte Photo Paper?

I'm trying to print on Canon Matte Photo paper from my Pixma Pro-1. Printing on Luster and Glossy paper works great, but when specifying that I'm printing on Canon Matte Photo paper, the darkest ...
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What uses more ink, glossy or semi-gloss (lustre) paper?

I am trying to setup printing profiles and don't want too many to confuse my wife and kids. We have both Glossy Photo Paper and Lustre Semi-Gloss Photo Paper. I am wondering what should I make the ...
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Canon Pixma 9000 Mark II With Semi Gloss Paper Settings

So I just recently got a Canon Pixma 9000 Mark II printer and Canon Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss 13 x 19 inch paper. **TLDR: See bolded question at bottom** Before printing with the 13x19 paper, I ...
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What printer can output photo-album pages on thick paper?

I wish to obtain a printer that can print photo-album pages on thick paper. I'd be grateful to hear from anyone who has any information regarding printers that can do this or a reference to a site ...
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How to choose the kind of paper for an inkjet print?

There are a number of great questions and answers which discuss the topic of (inkjet) prints (I have cited three which I have recently re-read, but surely there are many others, no disrespect is ...
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What is Fine Art Paper?

What is fine art paper and how is it different from standard photo paper? Is it just a marketing term? When should it be used?
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What double-sided ink jet paper is best for printing fine-art photo books at home?

I am planning to print my own photo books of my landscape and wildlife photography. I have a Canon PIXMA Pro9500 II pigment inkjet printer, and I have spent an extensive amount of time working with ...
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What is a good material on which to print photo postcards?

I'm looking for a suitable material to print photos and send them as post cards. Is there a special type of paper that could be used to that end? Most photo paper is flimsy, and while it's great for ...
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How do the various options offered by print labs compare for B&W printing? [closed]

What lab, in combination with papers they offer, are the best for printing your black-and-white images? I tested eight papers and four U.S. labs and wrote a blog post reviewing the results, but that's ...
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What is a cost-effective inkjet paper for good IQ but without archival requirements?

I'm looking for an inkjet paper that is reasonably priced (compared to top-end choices from Epson, Hahnemuhle, etc.), while still allowing me to produce high-quality prints (in terms of color, ...
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What is metallic paper?

I am having a black and white digital landscape photo printed to frame and hang on the wall and one of the options on offer is 'metallic paper'. What is it and would it be appropriate in this ...
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Buying high-quality papers for use with large format fine art ink jet printers?

I'm at a loss as to where I can buy nice, high-quality ink jet papers (Hahnemühle, Museo DFA, Breathing Color, Ilford, etc.) at a local store (rather than on the internet.) There are a couple local ...