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Old May 18, 2004, 2:32 PM   #11
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For the Pro Paper I used the regular Canon Photo Paper Pro setting, for the more economical glossy paper I used the Glossy Photo Paper setting.

What I like the best about this paper is that it doesn't come out with the blue-cyan tint that you always see on Canon paper until it "dries in."
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Old Jul 2, 2004, 12:01 AM   #12
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I took your recommandation and bought a bunch of photo paper from freephotopaper.com. After reading the description in their webpage, i opt for the ultra gloss paper. It suppose to be the same high quality as the professional series but with a thinner stock.

Boy you should see the results! Its 10X more grainy than any paper i have seen, especially on the "shadow" area. This is with Canon i960 printer.

I wrote to rick, twice asking politely if i can either return or exhange for the better paper. Well, it;s been 4 days and no words from rick.

By any chance you have his number?

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Old Nov 3, 2005, 11:29 PM   #13
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I have had very bad experiences with the ultra glossy photo paper from Rick Tunning at freephotopaper.com. After Steve's recommendation, I purchased several hundreds of 4x6 as well as 8.5x11 sheets for my Canon i9900. I found that the results were very very grainy, which seems to be a general issue with the swellable polymer type of coating and I am now avoiding this type of paper. Instead I am using only the Microporous/nanoporous paper type as discussed in the Tech Corner of September 2004 (http://steves-digicams.com/techcorne...mber_2004.html). The Epson Glossy Paper, Canon Pro, and any instant drying paper fall into this category, so does the 11 mil. "Canon PRO" paper from freephotopaper.com. The 9 mil. Ultra Glossy "Canon PRO" paper, however, is not just a thinner version of the same paper, but a completely different type of paper. It is a lot more glossy, not instant dry and yields a lot poorer results with high-speed Canon Printers, such as my i9900. Due to the high printing speeds the results on this and any other swellable polymer paper are particularly poor and individual dots are very visible.

After printing several hundreds of images onto the ultra glossy 9 mil. paper from freephotopaper.com, and storing the printed sheets for just a few weeks in transparent protective sheets,they started to bleed and blur beyond acceptability. (This was apparently caused by the paper sticking to the protective sheets, even after having dried for days before insertion) I had to reprint all of them onto otherpaper (my preference: Epson Glossy Photo Paper and more recently the fantastic Kirkland Professional Glossy Inkjet Photo Paper) and the problem neverreoccurred. I informed Rick at freephotopaper of my experiences. He at first dismissed it and blamed it on the ink or protective sheets I was using. I explained to him that this problem did not occur with other types of paper, regardless of ink brand or other factors. I sent him sample sheets to show how his paper deteriorated vs. the same prints on Epson paper. He took notice and said he'd add the issue to his FAQ section on his website (which I cannot find there). When I asked him about his so-called "no questions asked" 5-year warranty and requested for him toreplace (with the better 11 mil glossy paper) at least a few of the hundreds of sheets of paper I had to reprint (let alone the ink wasted), he suddenly stopped replying to my e-mails and would not honor his warranty. So, this whole thing left a really bad impression on me, and I don't trust the guy's business ethic, quite honestly. Also, his paper is not much cheaper than the original Canon or Epson Papers, and it is significantly more expensive than the far superior Kirkland paper from Costco.

Thumbs down on freephotopaper from me.
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