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clintQB  351 forum posts United Kingdom
8 Jan 2012 - 12:41 PM

Hi, ive just bought myself an a3 pprinter....does anybody know which the best resonabley priced A3 photo paper is?

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Daffy1  6337 forum posts Ireland
8 Jan 2012 - 1:56 PM

Generally the same make of paper as the printer, Epson printer use Epson paper. Damian

8 Jan 2012 - 2:13 PM

I find both 7 day Shop and Premier Inks to be reliable and inexpensive suppliers of inkjet paper.

Your "A3" printer will almost certainly take A3+ paper.

It would be crazy to spend a lot of money on a printer and even more on ink cartridges to get mediocre results from cheapo paper. I find Ilford Galerie Smooth Pearl, Ilford Galerie Gold Fibre Silk and Fotospeed Platinum Baryta meet most of my needs. With those papers and manufacturers' inks, you should average about 5 per A3+ print.

robCPS  6 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2012 - 5:52 PM

I always used to use Olmec or Epson, but thought I'd give 7Day shop's own a go and used it ever since. A3 240gsm glossy or satin, superb quality, great price. I use on an Epson 2880 on Epson glossy profile,great results.


8 Jan 2012 - 6:09 PM

Been using Calumets own brand called (Brilliant) and it is

seahawk e2 Member 7577 forum postsseahawk vcard United Kingdom
8 Jan 2012 - 7:10 PM

I use Pinnacle paper (see link)
I find it's as good as anything out there and cheaper than Canon, Ilford etc.

Railcam  8480 forum posts Scotland
12 Jan 2012 - 2:59 PM

Quote: Been using Calumets own brand called (Brilliant) and it is

Another satisfied user of Calumet "Brilliant". Glossy and Lustre A3/A3+ give great results out of my Pixma 9500 Mk ll Pro.

mattw  105189 forum posts United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2012 - 7:33 PM

There are a huge range of papers avalible - and it very much depends upon the look and feel you are after.

For a semi gloss, I am a big fan of Permajet's 'Oyster 271'

12 Jan 2012 - 8:19 PM

Fotospeed Platinum Baryta from Premier Inks and Photographic for professional quality prints.

12 Jan 2012 - 11:37 PM

Everyone has there own preference when it comes to paper, a lot of online shops offer trial packs so hunt around and see what you like before committing to a certain paper.
I'II start you off with http://www.fineartfoto.co.uk/index.php?_a=viewProd&productId=330&PHPSESS...

Bjarni  1143 forum posts Scotland
15 Jan 2012 - 10:19 PM

I use Lyson paper from marrutt (online supplier).

stuwhitt  101357 forum posts United Kingdom
15 Jan 2012 - 10:24 PM

Permajet offer a huge range of excellent papers, I love Fibre Based Gloss, expensive but beautiful.

NEWMANP e2 Member 61587 forum postsNEWMANP vcard United Kingdom574 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2012 - 10:56 PM

i am a lover of ilford galerie gloss and smooth pearl, recently i borrowed some Permajet gloss which is very similar and also works well with the custom profiles i had for ilford. several of my friends use permajet oyster but its not to my taste and isnt to me as good as ilford smooth pearl.

i have also tried photospeed gloss and it looks to have great potential.

at the end of the day you have to try them and make your own judgement. but i doubt there are any good cheap papers oout there. stick with the well known names.


Last Modified By NEWMANP at 15 Jan 2012 - 10:57 PM
dcash29  91918 forum posts England
2 Feb 2012 - 8:50 AM

Ilford Galerie Smooth Pearl
Fuji Multijet Satin Paper
Ink Express A3 Smooth Pearl Photo Paper

2 Feb 2012 - 10:40 AM

What make is the printer? Is it Dye ink or Pigment ink?

Answer these questions and you'll get more meaningful answers since certain papers are more suited to either dye or pigment e.g. the Ilford papers:

Classic Gloss and Classic Pearl are more suited to Dye-based inks

Smooth Gloss and Smooth Pearl are more suited to Pigment-based inks


Ask a proper question with the relevant information included


you'll get proper replies based on the information given

in other words...................

ignore the 'guesses' above and start again Smile

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