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Old Jan 26, 2004, 8:35 PM   #1
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I am assuming the "Complete Sample Kit" contains all different types of photo paper that red river carries, but I want to be sure. This sample kit will include the same paper that is in the "Photographers Sample Kit?"
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Old Jan 27, 2004, 7:21 AM   #2
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I ordered the complete sample kit and it included all the photo sample kit papers.
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Old Oct 9, 2004, 3:49 PM   #3
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Great paper.
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Old Oct 15, 2004, 11:39 AM   #4
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I agree. I had been looking for a good alternative to the pricey Canon Photo Paper Pro and this is the first paper I've found where the quality seems to match the Canon.
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Old Nov 25, 2004, 10:54 PM   #5
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Hi, does anyone know where any of this might be selling in the uk or any company shipping there?

I wish everything wasn't so expensive over here - I need to find cheap high-quality consumables but seems none are to be found!
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Old Nov 27, 2004, 1:25 PM   #6
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Hi Diasper ,

As a fellow UK member I know what you mean about prices

I cheat!, as we have friends in Florida I order ink and paper from http://www.inkjetgoodies.com and have it shipped to them and collect it when we go on our holidays (1 weeks time!), the first time I used them they shipped to the UK using Fed-Ex, the shipping charges, import duty and duty collection charge by Fed-Ex came toabout twicethe cost of the ink!.

If you're looking for photo paper Staples and Jessops have Epson on sale now and again, I picked up 10 packs of the 50 sheet 6x4 Epson Premium Glossy for £3.95 a pack.

I've just bought a 20 sheet pack of 260gsm Satin 6x4s from http://websites.uk-plc.net/UK_Inkjet...hoto_Paper.htmonly printed a few tests so far but the results look very nice, best news is that it's only £1.99 per pack and free shipping :-)


Also bought 5 packs of their A4 128gsm hi-res matte paper, results again are very good, not quite up to the best Epson paper but not far short, from more than 6" you wouldn't see the difference,and at £1.99 for 100 sheets it's a bargain!.

If you're looking for compatible cartridges have a look here, bought a few sets for another Canon user and he's very happy with them,http://www.blankdiscshop.co.uk/acata..._printers.html
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Old Nov 28, 2004, 11:57 PM   #7
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Well I contacted redriver about supplying the UK and got this response:


We are working on a successful manner to provide products in the UK.

We shall keep your letter and let you know when we have the solution.

Until then we ship only to USA and Canada.
Sincerely,

Red River Paper
Inkjet Paper & Ideas
www.redriverpaper.com
888-248-8774


So, maybe someday then, eh? Can always hope...

Well, anyway thanks *alot* for the information phaedra. Thats very useful as I'd been scouting for low cost alternatives for the last week! I guess inkwise in the UK, Jetec might be the way to go since its the biggest manufacturer of compatible ink in Europe and so quality should be reasonable.

It's just a shame it's impossible to know ow well the Jetec ink and papers will go together and if they'll be even vaguely fade resistant. Well, those 6x4 Satin sheets look very good.

Hmm, I'm on the verge of a new printer purchasing decision - do you reckon the Canon IP4000 and Canon i965 would respond differently?
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Hi :-)

I'd go for the 4000, if you don't need the extra photo black then the 3000 is an absolute bargain at around £67 :-)

There's very little difference between my i850 and i865 (4 & 5 colour same as 3000/4000)in photo quality, the only reason I bought the i865 was for the cd printing after using an Epson 900 which was a pain in the bum for me as I am disabled and had to keep getting up and down to feed the cd tray into the back of it.

The cartridges from SVP are very good, there's a few tests on thevarious manufacturers Epson compatibles on the Disqworld forums,

http://www.disqworld.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=114442

http://www.disqworld.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=107541

http://www.disqworld.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=109726

Hope this helps :-)


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Old Dec 6, 2004, 10:47 PM   #9
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Hey phaedra, how are the prints going with the cheap papers going? (http://websites.uk-plc.net/UK_Inkjet...hoto_Paper.htm

Just wondering which paper type you prefered? - produced the best results?

Also a general question about fading and paper type: what paper type is likely to last the longest against fading?



By the way, sorry to hijack this thread :-)



ps. neither that website or SVC stock the jet tec photo magenta, cyan, and yellow
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