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Old May 29, 2003, 5:56 PM   #1
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I just bought the canon i950 last weekend and so far am thrilled with the results. The only paper I have tried so far is canon photo paper plus and some great white glossy photo paper. Not sure of the driver settings I tried it on glossy and it worked good, same picture set to photo plus was a little better. No banding or problem. My question is does this setting from regular photo on up to photo plus and photo pro lay down more ink? I've heard of people having prints come out with ink that wont dry on the paper and whatnot. The only other photo paper I can get locally is epson or jetprint. Well or kodak. Heard bad things about that in the canon so wont be trying that. I didn't even consider a compromise printer cause I am networked so send my text jobs over to hp laserjet 3. That printer is older than dirt, tougher than nails, takes a lickin and keeps on tickin. Anyone tried the jetprint paper? Does it work okay?
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Old May 30, 2003, 9:03 AM   #2
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I have tried the JetPrint paper myself but am not impressed. It prints well on the Photo Paper Plus, Photo Paper Pro, and Glossy Photo Paper, but the longevity is terrible and the ink is absorbed slowly. I printed out a picture taken with my G3 and hung it on my refrigerator. My kitchen is failry well lit during daylight hours; within 4 days the picture was completely faded. I have since hung the same print that was on the Photo Paper Pro and it has not faded yet after 6 months.

I have a picture in my office that has been taped to the wall for the last 2 years and I can see no fading yet. My office has 3 windows that catch all midday and late afternoon sun, so it is bright.

You could order the papers directly from Canon, but others in these forums have found it cheaper and with free shipping from buy.com
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Old May 30, 2003, 10:16 PM   #3
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Well I ran a little experiment with a box of Jetprint professional I just found I bought a while back. It's glossy it looks beautiful now, doesn't feel wet but I'll let it sit for a few days. I also had a few epson colorlife satin paper and made 2 letter size, seems to take ink real well but looks a little flat and soft maybe. It looks okay but I probably wont buy anymore. I also have an hp932, does okay with pics much better for text. I'm gonna try some epson premium glossy. I can find epson paper but other than 4x6 size canon letter size photo paper is not carried by anyone here locally. I didn't even see any on buy.com. Do you have any good spots to order it online reasonably priced? I'm mainly interested in the letter size, as I can get canon 4x6 in town. Maybe I didn't search buy.com right, I saw epson, hp and kodak paper mainly and some off brand stuff. I guess I'll look for different kinds and buy just a few sheets and try lots and figure out what works best. I need a canon paper backup! So far I don't have any weird color casts or anything so I guess the question is more what would last longer. I calibrated my monitor with adobe gamma but printer is all default drivers no effects buttons checked and the pics match my monitor almost exactly. Good thing too cause I don't know anything about profiling. I never knew what I was going to get with the hp. Don't print many pics but I might with this printer, new toy is way cool!
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Its on buy.com you just have to search for "Epson premium" sometimes you gotta play with the search engine a little. With epson colorlife papers I reccomend using the glossy film setting on your canon.
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