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Siffer1
06-09-2007, 01:58 PM
Any recommendations on paper for printing from an Epson 9800?

Seeking other papers besides canvas and glossy that would enhance the prints using an Epson printer.

Thanks.

Dee

Lucy-Foote
06-09-2007, 08:06 PM
Your Epson papers are the best for your Epson printer....Watercolor paper is excellent especially for portraits. Matte paper single and double sided. I use Kodak Primium Photo paper also which I find excellent for photos only.. I tried some canvas paper once., forgot the brand and only once as it ruined my printing machine.:( The Epson papers bring out the best colors and truer to your painting.

Lucy

jhercilia
06-09-2007, 08:17 PM
Check out Digital Arts Supply: http://www.digitalartsupplies.com/
They have several papers that work with Epsons.

Siffer1
06-11-2007, 10:32 PM
Thanks Lucy and Janet for your paper feedback.

Dee
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Check out Digital Arts Supply: http://www.digitalartsupplies.com/
They have several papers that work with Epsons.

Smokin
06-11-2007, 10:42 PM
never tried the stuff myself (I dont print) but this is supose to allow you to use any paper youd like if you wanted to get fancy, though toned paper would bean you need to calibrate printer and all that jazz.

http://www.inkaid.com/Products/Products.html

NunaInua
06-12-2007, 02:19 AM
I use this paper with my Epson: http://www.dickblick.com/zz128/93/

I love it :)

artpurveyor
06-16-2007, 08:39 AM
just a note: be sure to use only digital coated media to ensure your prints don't fade and there is no color shift. Our standard product used in my fine art publishing business is a Somerset Enhanced Photo Velvet...properly stored and framed it carries a 200+ year lightfastness rating when used with archival pigmented inks. The image literally looks like it is IN the page and not On it...we use it for giclee editions as well as digital antique photo restoration jobs. The cost per square inch is significantly less expensive than other great products like Hahnenmuhle, and even the proprietary lines offered by the printer manufacturers. Epson and HP (all of the manufacturers really) DO offer their own private labled media, but they are merely private labelling products produced by the same paper mills that make fabulous products under their own labels...which eliminates one step in the "retail chain" and cuts the actual product cost for the consumer. I do have some technical stuff about digital paper and canvas (the entire digital publishing process actually) on my website at www.wildflowerspublishing.com if anyone wants some bathroom reading.
-Mike

Siffer1
06-16-2007, 01:25 PM
Mike,

Thanks for the feedback.

Will look into your recommendations.

Dee
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just a note: be sure to use only digital coated media to ensure your prints don't fade and there is no color shift. Our standard product used in my fine art publishing business is a Somerset Enhanced Photo Velvet...properly stored and framed it carries a 200+ year lightfastness rating when used with archival pigmented inks. The image literally looks like it is IN the page and not On it...we use it for giclee editions as well as digital antique photo restoration jobs. The cost per square inch is significantly less expensive than other great products like Hahnenmuhle, and even the proprietary lines offered by the printer manufacturers. Epson and HP (all of the manufacturers really) DO offer their own private labled media, but they are merely private labelling products produced by the same paper mills that make fabulous products under their own labels...which eliminates one step in the "retail chain" and cuts the actual product cost for the consumer. I do have some technical stuff about digital paper and canvas (the entire digital publishing process actually) on my website at www.wildflowerspublishing.com (http://www.wildflowerspublishing.com) if anyone wants some bathroom reading.
-Mike

Siffer1
06-16-2007, 01:28 PM
Thanks Smokin,

I looked on this website. Great info.

Will try soon.

Dee
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never tried the stuff myself (I dont print) but this is supose to allow you to use any paper youd like if you wanted to get fancy, though toned paper would bean you need to calibrate printer and all that jazz.

http://www.inkaid.com/Products/Products.html