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Old Aug 1, 2008, 7:48 PM   #1
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i'm in the process of evaluating about 20+ different photo papers. so far i like their products. prices are reasonable.
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Old Aug 2, 2008, 12:18 PM   #2
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I was wondering about Red River Paper. What do you think so far? What kind of printer are you using. I only have a small format HP Ohotosmart. It does up to 8.5x11. The HP Pemium Plus paper looks darngood on my printer.

For serious printing I use Adorama. They do a GREAT job.

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I have found that the paper made by the manufacturer of your printer works the best, at least it has for me.

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Been pleasantly surprised by HP Advanced Glossy paper. (5) Sheets of 8.50 x 11 for about $20.00
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Hi Roy,

I've heard good things about their paper, so I've bookmarked the link for future reference.

How do you like your Pro9000? I've seen refurbs offered for something around $150, and was tempted, but pretty much decided to continue using commercial printers for anything larger than 8.5x11. Those 13" carriage printers are so huge. . .

I know that you're pretty thrifty, so I was wondering about ink with that printer. I'm currently using an IP6000 and refilling the carts with MSI bulk ink. Is something like this a reasonable option with the Pro9000? Canon seems to have made refilling the carts in their newer printers considerably less convenient, and I'm just too cheap to use factory ink carts.

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When I was taking a card making class Red River Paper was one of the recommended sites for purchasing paper. Although, I hadn't bought any from them yet.

I, too, have found that the paper that matches the printer does the best job. I do use Kodak Soft Gloss that prints on both sides for making calendars. Haven't found an HP that does.

Dennis - Which HP Photosmart do you have? I have the 7350. Have had it for a while. I'm using the HP Pemium Plus paper, too, for my fair shots if I don't have Ritz print them for me. But, I can only print myselfif I'm putting the print behind glass. The prints show the difference in height of the ink on the page.

DMJJR - Is it really 5 sheets for $20? What is the Advanced glossy? I've only seen high and soft gloss papers.

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The best color I've seen so far is from my wife's Epson Picturemate 500, with Epson paper. I know it can only do 4X6 or smaller, but the colors are amazing. It has been great for her scrap booking and you get 135 sheets with the ink cartridge.

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I haven't tried their paper Roy. I have a Kodak 5500 and have been using yhe Kodak paper as it gives such good results. The wife insists we use it so since she has all the money I guess we will stay with Kodak!

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When I was taking a card making class Red River Paper was one of the recommended sites for purchasing paper. Although, I hadn't bought any from them yet.

I, too, have found that the paper that matches the printer does the best job. I do use Kodak Soft Gloss that prints on both sides for making calendars. Haven't found an HP that does.

Dennis - Which HP Photosmart do you have? I have the 7350. Have had it for a while. I'm using the HP Pemium Plus paper, too, for my fair shots if I don't have Ritz print them for me. But, I can only print myselfif I'm putting the print behind glass. The prints show the difference in height of the ink on the page.

DMJJR - Is it really 5 sheets for $20? What is the Advanced glossy? I've only seen high and soft gloss papers.

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Sorry - I meant to say (50) sheets for $20-use it on my HP 7460 printer-I believe this paper is on the low end of their papers but does a great job for me-8 x 10's

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Patty, I have the 7460 HP Photosmart. It's wireless and pretty easy on ink, too.

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