• Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint
Share this Page URL
Help

Chapter 10. Print Your Images > Choosing Your Paper

Choosing Your Paper

As mentioned above, for photo prints you should avoid plain copier paper, stationery, or other nonphoto paper. And if you use paper that was specifically created for your inkjet, you'll get better results than if you use generic inkjet paper, or paper that was formulated for a different brand of inkjet. The wrong paper can make colors look dull and muddy because the inks bleed into each other instead of remaining in their dither pattern. Sometimes text will look OK when printed on a different brand of paper—say, HP paper on an Epson printer. But the print may not last as long, or it may begin to turn unexpected colors as it ages. Sticking to your own printer's paper shouldn't cramp your style too much. You'll still have a variety of papers to experiment with.

Paper Types

Paper types can be confusing if you don't know the terminology. Essentially, you need to consider two things when buying paper: weight and finish.


PREVIEW

                                                                          

Not a subscriber?

Start A Free Trial


  
  • Creative Edge
  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint