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Epson Stylus Photo 1290 - Quality Photo Paper for ?

bledzo 6 84 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2013 1:22PM
Hello folks, I have recently acquired the above A3 printer. As I am sure you all know it is getting on a bit but still gives satisfactory prints. Anyway my point is I would like to hear from anyone their experience of using different types of paper to give more than satisfactory results. My current experimentation has been limited to Jessops Photo Gloss 240 gms and Staples Photo Premium Matt 270 gms. I have a test pack of A4 Permajet but for some reason cannot load the profiles or the 1290 does not recognise them. In short Paper and Ink are very expensive commodities and I just want competition quality results and hopefully my image are the equal of to do both printer and paper justice. Also meant to add I use Elements 11 which I think is the reason for lack of print profile selection. Thanks in advance

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crookymonsta Plus
10 838 10 England
7 Feb 2013 4:32PM
We have an Epson R2880 and are using Marrutt 265g Pro Photo Satin/Oyster paper. In club competitions the print quality is receiving extremely favourable comments from judges.
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
7 Feb 2013 4:35PM
Ditto the above. I love the Marrutt Photo Satin paper myself and too have had nice comments and enquiries re the surface. It has a lovely sheen to it and a very subtle texture.
bledzo 6 84 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2013 11:57AM
Thanks crookymonsta and Slowsong and good luck with your future competition entries. Have you any Marrutt Paper preference for landscape and portrait images.
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
8 Feb 2013 12:01PM
Not personally as I don't really do landscapes or portraits. But I would think the satin would be suitable for all types. Perhaps if you want a harder and punchier image a gloss would be better, and some landscapes look very nice on matt paper, but it all depends on the subject and the look you're trying to achieve. If you contact Marrutt they'll send you a sample pack of their various papers so you can experiment. http://www.marrutt.com/inkjet-paper-professional-photographic-paper/professional-photographic-inkjet-papers.html
bledzo 6 84 United Kingdom
8 Feb 2013 4:02PM
Thanks, will contact Marrutt for sample pack and at least i can compare against permajet Smile
Dave_Canon 11 1.4k United Kingdom
10 Feb 2013 2:03PM
I used to have a 1270 (exactly the same ink as the 1290) While I could produce some good colour prints it was a struggle to produce B&W. I also found that these dye based inks are fussy about paper but performance is excellent on Epson Premium Glossy and Epson Heavy Matte. You should also be aware that the 1270/90 inks react with these two papers to give archival properties; you will not get this with other papers. I certainly hung some pictures in a brightly lit place for 8 years and there were no obvious signs of fading or colour change.

bledzo 6 84 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2013 4:23PM
I have installed ICC profiles for Epson and Permajet Papers but the option to select them is not there when using printing preferences with elements 11. What am I doing wrong ? I installed the trial version of CS6 and I had the ICC profiles mentioned available so wondering if it's a limitation within Elements 11, any advice appreciated. Mods please move post if you see fit to more appropriate forum ?
bledzo 6 84 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2013 7:47PM
Please ignore my last post as I managed to sort things out and thanks again for replies .

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