If you’ve bought a printer that can print photographs, then you’re probably keen to start printing some memories! Having a photo printer in your own home can be super handy and convenient, but it’s important to ask some questions to work out what kind of prints you wish to make. For example are you after photo print paper that is glossy, matte or semi-gloss? Do you have a portable or stationary printer? Is there a particular photo paper GSM you are after? Regardless of the type, you will want to ensure you are using high-quality photo paper for the prints you create.
In this article, we take a look at five different photo papers that we stock, and give a rundown on the qualities of each, to help you find the best photo paper for your needs. Read on to learn more about these five different papers in this photo paper review.
The HP Sprocket Printer is a handheld printer that allows users to print 2 x 3” stickable photographs directly from their smartphones. The paper used for these prints is HP Zink Paper, and comes in packs of 20 sheets, with each sheet being 2 x 3 inches in size. These sheets have sticky backs, which allow users to place their photo-stickers on a range of surfaces such as notebooks, phone cases, or reusable coffee cups. This photo paper is glossy and allows users to create water and tear-resistant stickers out of their memories.
Glossy A4 photographs can look gorgeous displayed around the home. They can be hung on a wall, yet are still small enough to be placed on a desk or table. Canon GP701A4 paper is designed for those wishing to print A4-sized, glossy photographs from home. These packs come with 100 sheets of paper inside, which means you can print lots of different, glossy photographs without needing to buy a second pack. This photo paper has a gsm of 200.
These days, there is a wide range of paper available for those who wish to create glossy A3 photo prints at home. One example of this is Canon’s PP301A3 paper. This paper comes in packs of 20 sheets and has a gsm of 265. It’s designed for people looking to produce large, quality photographs from the comfort of their home or office.
Glossy printer paper is designed for the printing of photographs. For those looking for an inkjet photo paper, one option is Brother’s BP71GA4 glossy paper. This paper is designed for A4 prints and comes in a pack of 20 sheets. BP71GA4 paper can be used to create a variety of different prints, from family photographs to posters.
As the name suggests, this paper produces matte prints and is produced by Epson. It is made for those looking to print A4 photographs without the glossy look. These sheets of paper each have a gsm of 192. Each pack of Epson S041342 contains 50 sheets of photo paper, meaning you should be able to print many happy memories with each box.
While technology means that many of us store our photos digitally, there is still nothing quite like holding a physical photograph in your hands. Epson S041943 paper is made to print glossy photographs at a size of 4 x 6 inches. It comes in packets of 50 sheets, which means you can print heaps of happy snaps with each lot. At 300gsm, this papers is the heaviest consumer-level paper with a gloss finish that Epson produces.
This paper is designed for when you wish to create A3 prints with a matte finish. Epson S041261 paper is 167gsm and comes in packs of 50 sheets. The matte finish promises dark text and bright colours, and the large, A3 size makes it great for printing a range of different media from newsletters to flyers to presentations rich with graphics.
Epson’s S041569 paper is designed for people wishing to create A4, double-sided matte prints. Being double-sided, this paper can help you to cut down on paper use, while still delivering fantastically crisp images. Double-sided matte paper can be used to print photographs or graphics-based documents for presentation. This paper comes in packs of 50 sheets and has a gsm of 178.
Sometimes, work or study means that presentations and reports need to be printed. If you need to print these types of pages regularly, being able to print these documents from home can save both time and money. This heavyweight photo paper is made for printing a variety of A4 media with a matte finish. As a coated paper, it is ideal for printing flyers, presentations, and documents with plenty of photographs and reports. There are 50 sheets of paper in each pack and each sheet has a gsm of 167.
Semigloss is another type of photo paper available for those wishing to print high-quality media from the comfort of their own home. Epson S041332 is a semi-gloss photo paper that has a gsm of 250. Each pack contains 20 A4 sheets, allowing you to make many prints. This type of paper is well-suited to the printing of gorgeous colour images and displays.