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Old Mar 26, 2003, 8:56 AM   #1
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Good article on MSN Photos -

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Old May 7, 2003, 12:05 AM   #2
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Hi Steve,
Thanks for the heads-up link to the papers article. Really interesting, and definately will be spending some future time investigating the manufacturers' links in the article. Surprised more people didn't respond to your post. I just got a new i950 a few weeks ago, largely based on your review, and have been thrilled with its' quality. Easily surpasses the prints of my previous S800! Will be fun to test new papers. Thanks for the review and link. Curt
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Old May 19, 2003, 2:03 PM   #3
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Steve;
I just read your comments on paper. I have been using one that I have not seen listed any where. TDK make paper for Inkjet printers, but does not advertise them. They are only available through the internet at www.tdk.com. I have tried many different brands of paper, but TDK's Professional Premium Glossy is my favorite. The way I found them was I received a free sample from TDK. This paper is very white! In laying other brands on top of a sheet of TDK all of the others had a slight yellow cast. Just my two cents on the paper subject.
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Old Jun 4, 2003, 12:14 PM   #4
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Thanks Steve. I too, as well as another "poster" on this thread purchased the Canon i950 primarily based on your recommentdation. I wasn't dissapointed either. So far, I've made about 3 purchases using your Review site; the i950, a Canon G1, and a Canon G2. (In addition to an older Epson Photo printer that I was happy with but had worn out.) I'm very soon going to take a dive off the deep end and purchase a Canon EOS 10D.

Anyway, about the paper. I've been pulling my hair out with this subject ever since I started printing my digital photo's. I can see from my experience alone, that papers are NOT the same. Add to this the complication of having to find the matufacturer of the paper you've just bought, and set the print settings to gain the best output for the paper, the printer, the ink and anything else that can be thrown into the mix. I first blamed one paper manufacturer for it's "crappy" paper after seeing its first output on my i950. I was thinking I needed to roll their paper up and hang it in the bathroom to be used by unwanted visitors when their welcome wore out.

But, alas...I learned that with a few tweaks from the print settings when using various papers, one different from the other, I could get practical prints from various brands.

However, I'm still swayed by factors that cannot be proved. So, that is where "personal opinion" usually comes into play,...right?

Anyway...I'm going to check this link out with great observation and hopefully lay some of my concerns to rest with this information. Thanks again Steve for all your great work!

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I too have purchased a few items based on recommendations from steve and others. i purchased a minolta dimage 7i and a canon s820 printer. i'm now trying to find good alternatives to the canon papers. i just purchased konicas photo glossy and their silky/satin. i like the silky/satin but i was wondering what settings to use for each of them. also i've read good things about red river papers, any spefic settings for these. canon's papers are limited if you want anything other than PPPro.
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be sure to try Olympus Pictorico papers (especially Photo Gallery Glossy and High Gloss Film White) - even better than Canons own pr-101.
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what settings do yo use for the pictorio papers?
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I have been using the Konica papers the last week or so and all I can say is WOW. Colors are superb. I think the prints are than what I have gotten using Canons PPP

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