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Old Sep 25, 2003, 11:34 AM   #1
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Hi,

I have my i850 for over 1 month now. The printer came with 5 4X6 canon photo paper. The quality was pretty good.

Then I went to Costo and there were 2 pack of 100 sheets to choose from:

Epson premium glossy 29.99
Kodak premium 39.99

So I did buy the epson. The quality was pretty good (a little bit fade but ok) so I did use all my 100 sheets in a months with a few refill of ink (no name mark, 2.00 each...)

Yesterday I bought the kodak premium to see the difference but YARKKKKKKKKKK, the quality was very poor compare to Epson.

I'm going later today to return the kodak paper. I will take an other pack of epson.

Which one will be the best for an i850?

I will check at red river later to see the price.

THANKS


PS: does anyone here got any bad result with the kodak paper?
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Old Sep 25, 2003, 12:41 PM   #2
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I used Redriver paper from http://www.redriverpaper.com/. The 68lb ultra gloss is a great paper. Go to their web and you can buy a sample package of paper and try the different papers they sell.
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Old Sep 26, 2003, 7:54 AM   #3
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I have the Canon I9100 Photo printer. I get really good prints on Red River papers (glossy and matte), Pictorico glossy papers, and the Canon Photo Pro. Red River and Pictorico both sell sample packs on their web sites, you might want to get these and try them to find the best paper for your printer.

The Kodak papers are junk for Canon printers. The colors for me were way off, the ink puddled on the papers, they would not dry, and flesh tones were horrible. I have only had good luck with them in an HP.

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Old Sep 26, 2003, 11:29 AM   #4
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The Kodak papers are junk for Canon printers. The colors for me were way off, the ink puddled on the papers, they would not dry, and flesh tones were horrible. I have only had good luck with them in an HP.

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Old Sep 29, 2003, 8:27 AM   #5
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Redriver 68lb ultra-pro gloss is a great paper.In use it with my Canon i950 and I like it better than the Canon paper. The price is great also, 33.99 for 100 sheets.
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Old Nov 24, 2003, 7:13 AM   #6
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Hi,

I have my i850 for over 1 month now. The printer came with 5 4X6 canon photo paper. The quality was pretty good.

Then I went to Costo and there were 2 pack of 100 sheets to choose from:

Epson premium glossy 29.99
Kodak premium 39.99

So I did buy the epson. The quality was pretty good (a little bit fade but ok) so I did use all my 100 sheets in a months with a few refill of ink (no name mark, 2.00 each...)

Yesterday I bought the kodak premium to see the difference but YARKKKKKKKKKK, the quality was very poor compare to Epson.

I'm going later today to return the kodak paper. I will take an other pack of epson.

Which one will be the best for an i850?

I will check at red river later to see the price.

THANKS


PS: does anyone here got any bad result with the kodak paper?
Kodak paper on the Canon i900d was aweful.
Epson paper was tolerable, but not as bright as Canon paper.

I tried all Officemax branded papers and they too were aweful.

Office Depot Multi-Project Photo paper in boxes of 200 sheets works well. It is very heavy at 88#, satin on one side and matte on the other. You can print on both sides (for cards, etc). I chose this paper as I put together a Christmas card each year and needed heavy stock with the ability to print photo's on both sides.

Pat
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Old Nov 26, 2003, 10:37 PM   #7
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I use a Canon i960 and have had excellent results with the Kodak Ultima and Premium Picture Papers. I ran through the Print Advisor, use the Glossy Photo Paper and Borderless Print settings on the print driver and make no other changes. I like it better than the Canon papers. I will be trying the Red River Polar papers in the near future
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Old Dec 3, 2003, 9:29 PM   #8
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I just got my red river sampler pack today. Results so far for my i850, (which was doing a great job with original canon inks/paper and 3rd party inks/canon paper too):

62# ultra pro satin: very very good with a color photo
79# somset velvet: very poor with a sepia tone photo
76# ploar placid c1s: good to fair at best with a color photo

will post more results as I test/play

tim g

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Old Dec 26, 2003, 11:49 PM   #9
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I find www.buy.com has good prices for the Canon branded paper.
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