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Old Feb 12, 2004, 7:27 PM   #21
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I think some glass because of its thickness or special treatment can block UV light. Taping against glass may not be the best place to test for UV exposure.
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Old Feb 13, 2004, 12:19 AM   #22
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I think some glass because of its thickness or special treatment can block UV light.
Quite right - ordinary glass is quite a good UV absorber.

However, when you're talking about sunlight, there's an awful lot of it, even in a gloomy UK winter, leaving plenty to cause fading even through a thin layer of window glass. Try it - put an unprotected cheap inkjet print near a north-facing and a south-facing window, and leave the experiment a year or so to develop. I've done it, by accident!
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Old Feb 28, 2005, 12:46 PM   #23
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Have been using the Canon i9100 for at least a year now.My husband has the Canon i960. My opinion would be Red River Paper. I use the Polar Satin for photos and portraits, 50 lb. Premium Matt and the Zeppelin.Have used the Denali. The Zeppelin is great for calendars and brochures. So far all the Red River paper has worked excellent in the Canon. Call or write Red River for a sample kit, try it. Red River paper is a great company. http://www.redriverpaper.com

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Have been using the Canon i9100 for at least a year now.My husband has the Canon i960. My opinion would be Red River Paper. I use the Polar Satin for photos and portraits, 50 lb. Premium Matt and the Zeppelin.Have used the Denali. The Zeppelin is great for calendars and brochures. So far all the Red River paper has worked excellent in the Canon. Call or write Red River for a sample kit, try it. Red River paper is a great company. http://www.redriverpaper.com

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Old Apr 3, 2005, 3:23 PM   #25
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Has anyone experimented Canon PIXMA Series/Any other with FUJIFILM premium glossy papers.
I purchased few from Staples FREE ater MIR.
I used Canon PIXMA ip5000 and the results were unacceptable.
Any suggesstion?
I have tried almost all options but no differenece at all.
Seems they are just waste
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Old May 31, 2005, 7:59 AM   #26
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FreeInkjetSamples areAvailable at FreePhotoPaper.com http://www.freephotopaper.com/freeoffer.htm

Afteryou've selected yoursamples be sure to check out our50+digital camera tips at our home page. rick@freephotopaper.com
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Old Nov 3, 2005, 10:33 PM   #27
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I have had very bad experiences with the ultra glossy photo paper from Rick Tunning at freephotopaper.com. After Steve's recommendation, I purchased several hundreds of 4x6 as well as 8.5x11 sheets for my Canon i9900. I found that the results were very very grainy, which seems to be a general issue with the swellable polymer type of coating and I am now avoiding this type of paper. Instead I am using only the Microporous/nanoporous paper type as discussed in the Tech Corner of September 2004 (http://steves-digicams.com/techcorne...mber_2004.html). The Epson Glossy Paper, Canon Pro, and any instant drying paper fall into this category, so does the 11 mil. "Canon PRO" paper from freephotopaper.com. The 9 mil. Ultra Glossy "Canon PRO" paper, however, is not just a thinner version of the same paper, but a completely different type of paper. It is a lot more glossy, not instant dry and yields a lot poorer results with high-speed Canon Printers, such as my i9900. Due to the high printing speeds the results on this and any other swellable polymer paper are particularly poor and individual dots are very visible.

After printing several hundreds of images onto the ultra glossy 9 mil. paper from freephotopaper.com, and storing the printed sheets for just a few weeks in transparent protective sheets,they started to bleed and blur beyond acceptability. (This was apparently caused by the paper sticking to the protective sheets, even after having dried for days before insertion) I had to reprint all of them onto otherpaper (my preference: Epson Glossy Photo Paper and more recently the fantastic Kirkland Professional Glossy Inkjet Photo Paper) and the problem neverreoccurred. I informed Rick at freephotopaper of my experiences. He at first dismissed it and blamed it on the ink or protective sheets I was using. I explained to him that this problem did not occur with other types of paper, regardless of ink brand or other factors. I sent him sample sheets to show how his paper deteriorated vs. the same prints on Epson paper. He took notice and said he'd add the issue to his FAQ section on his website (which I cannot find there). When I asked him about his so-called "no questions asked" 5-year warranty and requested for him toreplace (with the better 11 mil glossy paper) at least a few of the hundreds of sheets of paper I had to reprint (let alone the ink wasted), he suddenly stopped replying to my e-mails and would not honor his warranty. So, this whole thing left a really bad impression on me, and I don't trust the guy's business ethic, quite honestly. Also, his paper is not much cheaper than the original Canon or Epson Papers, and it is significantly more expensive than the far superior Kirkland paper from Costco.

Thumbs down on freephotopaper from me.
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Old Nov 16, 2005, 3:50 PM   #28
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If you live in the UK this may interest you. I have just changed to an IP4000 and was browsing the site of http://www.choicestationary.comwhere I used togetcarts for my previous printer.

I saw their matt paper was cheaper than their gloss so decided to get some to try out the printer extensively.After trying out a sample pack, I boughttheir 'Think' Supersharp 160gsm doublesided matt and it is giving superb results. At £9.45 per 100 inc VAT and delivery, that's less than 10p a sheet - and doublesided at that! Their range includes all types and prices.


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