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Chapter 11. Paper Options, Printers, and... > Selecting photo-quality inkjet paper

Selecting photo-quality inkjet paper

You've spent months research-ing and picking out the perfect digital camera and inkjet photo printer. You've taken stunning pictures, painstakingly edited them on your computer, and sent them to print, expecting museum-quality prints to grace the walls of your home. However, your colors look like a puddle of mud, your fine details have disappeared, and ink has soaked through the paper. What happened? Well, most likely you put ordinary office paper in your inkjet printer. Creating high-quality inkjet prints requires high-quality inkjet paper, specially designed to keep colors bright and details sharp.

Getting started

The best place to start when choosing photo paper is the manufacturer of your printer. Almost every printer producer has a set of inks and paper that corresponds with the make of your printer. This combination has been scientifically configured to produce the best quality images using that particular printer. However, while some people think you should always go with the manufacturer, this isn't necessarily the case. Trying the photo paper produced by the printer manufacturer is a great place to start, but stopping there could cause you to miss out on some good options. Printed image quality is highly subjective, so the paper designed for your printer might be too white or not glossy enough for your taste. Give the paper designed for your printer a try and use it as a benchmark when you experiment with other papers.


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