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Jun 07, 2012 00:36 |  #16

nphsbuckeye wrote in post #14542776 (external link)
I just bought the 9000 II and purchased a couple of their samplers: WOW!. I've never fully appreciated printed art until now.

Were they 4x6 sheets?

And if so, how bout you pick your favorites and post a price for a 100 pack? Or at least the particular name?


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Jun 07, 2012 08:00 |  #17

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It sounds like you're not interested in papers with profiles

To be honest, I'm not completely sure what that even means. Years ago you just selected "plain paper" or "photo paper", but now it seems far more sophisticated. If I am understanding the options today, photo printers will print based on the actual pack of paper you put in and not just the overall type of paper. Someone mentioned downloading paper profiles (much like one would download drivers). Is that correct?


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Jun 07, 2012 08:07 |  #18

JasonMK wrote in post #14544145 (external link)
To be honest, I'm not completely sure what that even means. Years ago you just selected "plain paper" or "photo paper", but now it seems far more sophisticated. If I am understanding the options today, photo printers will print based on the actual pack of paper you put in and not just the overall type of paper. Someone mentioned downloading paper profiles (much like one would download drivers). Is that correct?

You've got it right. It's actually no different from what you were accustomed to years ago. Years ago you would put in "photo paper" and select "photo paper" under your printer options. Nowadays you just have more "photo paper" to choose from. Paper profiles are similar to drivers in that it allows you to maximize compatability and performance (quality) between printer and paper.




  
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Jun 07, 2012 08:31 |  #19

JasonMK wrote in post #14544145 (external link)
To be honest, I'm not completely sure what that even means. Years ago you just selected "plain paper" or "photo paper", but now it seems far more sophisticated. If I am understanding the options today, photo printers will print based on the actual pack of paper you put in and not just the overall type of paper. Someone mentioned downloading paper profiles (much like one would download drivers). Is that correct?

Color management is essential if you want great prints.

https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1132002


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Jun 07, 2012 08:34 |  #20

BigBadWolfie wrote in post #14544163 (external link)
You've got it right. It's actually no different from what you were accustomed to years ago. Years ago you would put in "photo paper" and select "photo paper" under your printer options. Nowadays you just have more "photo paper" to choose from. Paper profiles are similar to drivers in that it allows you to maximize compatability and performance (quality) between printer and paper.

Thanks, that helps a lot.

Tony-S wrote in post #14544254 (external link)
Color management is essential if you want great prints.

https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1132002

Great Guide! Thanks for posting the link.


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Jun 07, 2012 08:39 |  #21

Red River Arctic Polar Luster is great stuff.


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Jun 07, 2012 09:32 |  #22

tonylong wrote in post #14543288 (external link)
Were they 4x6 sheets?

And if so, how bout you pick your favorites and post a price for a 100 pack? Or at least the particular name?

No, but most are available in 4 x 6 (external link).

My favorites so far are metallic, arctic polar satin, arctic polar luster, arctic polar gloss, premo matte, and paper canvas. River linen and greenpix are pretty nice for fine arts stuff, but not for "general use".

So, yeah, I'm a big fan of most of their stuff. I'd probably only but metallic, satin, matte, and paper canvas (mainly to save a little money from buying the gauntlet).


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Jun 07, 2012 09:42 as a reply to  @ CAL Imagery's post |  #23

One thing to be aware of with the Red River papers: I have a Pro9000MkII and it leaves marks on their glossy papers. The star wheels that feed the papers leave trails of faintly visible marks across the surface. Other people have reported the same thing so it's not just my printer but I don't know how common it is. No problem with their matte papers.




  
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Jun 07, 2012 17:04 |  #24

ncjohn wrote in post #14544548 (external link)
One thing to be aware of with the Red River papers: I have a Pro9000MkII and it leaves marks on their glossy papers. The star wheels that feed the papers leave trails of faintly visible marks across the surface. Other people have reported the same thing so it's not just my printer but I don't know how common it is. No problem with their matte papers.

I can attest. However, I'm not a huge fan of glossy large prints in the first place.


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Jun 07, 2012 21:43 |  #25

nphsbuckeye wrote in post #14544515 (external link)
No, but most are
My favorites so far are metallic, arctic polar satin, arctic polar luster, arctic polar gloss, premo matte, and paper canvas. River linen and greenpix are pretty nice for fine arts stuff, but not for "general use".

So, yeah, I'm a big fan of most of their stuff. I'd probably only but metallic, satin, matte, and paper canvas (mainly to save a little money from buying the gauntlet).

Care to give a brief (would love an extended if you have time) review of each paper and describe the differences you see? I bought their sample pack but haven't gotten around to cutting them up. Would love to know what to expect.




  
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Jun 07, 2012 21:46 |  #26

BigBadWolfie wrote in post #14547808 (external link)
Care to give a brief (would love an extended if you have time) review of each paper and describe the differences you see? I bought their sample pack but haven't gotten around to cutting them up. Would love to know what to expect.

Yeah, me too.




  
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Jun 08, 2012 00:37 |  #27

BigBadWolfie wrote in post #14547808 (external link)
Care to give a brief (would love an extended if you have time) review of each paper and describe the differences you see? I bought their sample pack but haven't gotten around to cutting them up. Would love to know what to expect.

You don't need to cut them up -- just print a couple of images on a sheet and compare to printing on another paper type!


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Jun 08, 2012 01:30 |  #28

tonylong wrote in post #14548454 (external link)
You don't need to cut them up -- just print a couple of images on a sheet and compare to printing on another paper type!

Well I was considering buying in 4x6 and 5x7 size and I have Ilford Pearls in that size so I was trying to keep things uniform. Besides, I am cheap and don't want to waste ink. :oops:




  
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Jun 08, 2012 10:53 |  #29

BigBadWolfie wrote in post #14548615 (external link)
Besides, I am cheap and don't want to waste ink. :oops:

Or the paper:oops:


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Jun 08, 2012 16:05 as a reply to  @ JasonMK's post |  #30

You might want to look into Costco... They rebrand what I believe is Epson paper under their Kirkland brand name. I've been using it for years and have been quite happy with the results. The paper works great on Canon printers. A box of 300 in the 4x6 size is $15 (LINK (external link)). You can get a box of 150 letter size (8.5x11) for under $20 (LINK (external link)).


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