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Old Aug 27, 2006, 11:03 AM   #1
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Can you use Kodak paper in a Canon printer without degrading the quality or doing harm to the printer?
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Old Aug 28, 2006, 9:38 PM   #2
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Yes, you can use Kodak injet compatible photo paper in a Canon printer. For best results more easily, try installing Kodak's ICC printer profile for your specific printer. See http://www.kodak.com/global/en/profe...Profiles.jhtml.
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Old Dec 10, 2006, 9:50 PM   #3
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You can use Kodak paper in a Canon printer w/ only a small (hardly noticeable) degradation in print quality. The profile link the other poster gave will help.

If you want your prints to last a little longer, I would stick with the Canon brand papers & inks. Using CLI-8 inks (ip4200, ip4300, ip5200, MP500, MP600, MP830, etc.) you will get around 8 years under a frame on Kodak's paper till you see noticeable fading. On Canon paper will should not see fading till about 35 years under glass frame.

If your Canon is using older inks like BCI-6 (ip4000, ip5000, etc), you will get about 5 years under glass with Kodak paper before you see fading and 16 years on Canon brand paper.
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Old Dec 10, 2006, 11:19 PM   #4
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Sadly those ratings in years are very hard to prove. In a proper environment any inkjet picture will last for years without fading such as stored in a acid free archive album.

The test they use are completely flawed and don't even come close to being accurate.

If placed in direct sunlight with no protection no inkjet printed picture will survive without fading, in fact lab quality pictures won't survive either, the sun is just to strong.

So take all those ratings with a grain of salt and remember in the digital age you can save your pictures and print them again in ten years when the technology has improved by leaps and bound.


PS: I've used Kodak photo paper before and it looks good but to get the most out of it you need the profiles or the one touch driver add on that works with their Easy Share software.
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Old Dec 11, 2006, 4:01 AM   #5
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I used to use "Kodak Anytime Picture Paper" that I bought at WalMart. Then one day they stopped selling it. (To be reintroduced later, less sheets and at a higher price.) So I bought "JetPrint Photo Everyday Photo Paper". I couldn't believe how much better the JetPrint paper was. It makes Kodak paper look like junk.

Printers used, Canon MP800, MP530 using standard "glossy photo paper" in print paper menu.

I'm not using "pro" paper, or any special profiles, so use of those may make a big difference, just passing on my experience.
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Old Dec 11, 2006, 9:43 PM   #6
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The year ratings I gave are based on Wilhelm Imaging Research testing results.
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Old Jan 5, 2007, 1:41 PM   #7
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I think Kirkland Photo paper is made by Kodak since the profile from kodak work fine. I have a canon s820
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