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Old Jun 12, 2003, 2:16 PM   #1
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Default Canon photo paper?

I am considering purchasing the Canon i950 photo printer. I have read alot about this printer and learned that it works best with Canon brand photo paper. I have looked at several stores around here and cannot find it. I have checked Walmart, Staples and Office Depot. Can anyone tell me where I can purchase Canon photo paper? I would prefer to be able to go out and buy paper locally when I need it rather than ordering it and waiting for delivery.
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Old Jun 12, 2003, 2:49 PM   #2
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Depending where you are in TN, I can get mine 45 minutes away in Tulsa, OK at BestBuy and CompUSA. The drive is not a big deal since I end up in Tulsa about 1 - 2 times/month anyway.
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Old Jun 12, 2003, 4:37 PM   #3
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I have the S9000 and have tried Kodak Premium, Epson High Gloss and Canon ProPaper. The best results have been with the Canon ProPaper with Epson a very close 2nd place and Kodak, I stopped buying after the first package was finished - very disappointing detail.

I use Canon Pro were I can; 2x3 (2 images in PhotoShop printed on a 4x6 and cut in half), 4x6, 8x10 and 13x19.

For 5x7 and 11x17 I use Epson High Gloss.
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Old Jun 12, 2003, 5:23 PM   #4
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Go to this link and order one of the sample packets. Many Canon users have found that RedRiver paper works as good as if not better than Canon.

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Old Jun 12, 2003, 7:43 PM   #5
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I just received my Red River trial pack. It includes two 8 X 10 sheets of fourteen different papers. It should give an excellent opportunity to try several papers in the printer you're using.
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Old Jun 12, 2003, 9:56 PM   #6
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Office Depot "Premium High Gloss Photo Paper" is a microporous paper that works exceptionally well with Canon dye-based inks (as used on most Canon photo printer including the i950) and provides nearly as good of a print in Canon printers as Canon PPP. It is about half the price (and about twice a year OD puts it on sale at a huge discount--I stock up).

Office Depot stores here in So. Calif. carry the Canon paper along with their own brand, and in fact, I got hooked on the OD paper by going there to purchase the Canon paper. I bought both. Now I use the OD paper almost exclusively. Only when the picture that I want to print is really really important, will I use the Canon paper.
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