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Paper Recommendation (Canon Pro 100)

 
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May 15, 2016 20:20 |  #1

Looking to purchase 13x19 sheets of paper to print photos of sports and family photos. What brand and type of paper would you recommend?

New to printing at home but so far I'm really impressed with the quality of the prints.

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May 15, 2016 20:23 |  #2

For color I love Canon Luster, for B&W the premium Matte is great. Many other high end brands to try but the Canon paper is good quality and you can get killer deals on it a few times a year through the official Canon page.


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May 16, 2016 01:58 |  #3

My favorite on my smaller Pixma MG5150 is Canon Platinum Pro (PT1) which is a really nice glossy paper. I use it for both colur and monochrome prints, but I am a bit of a traditionalist and like glossy prints.

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May 16, 2016 08:51 |  #4

Canon and most paper distributors/manufactu​rers have sample packs so you can try a low to no cost. Easy way to see what works or does not work for you. Canon's version has their 4 "pro" papers (pro platinum, luster, semigloss, and pro matte) in letter size and is a good place to start. From there you can try other brands and types (thickness, surface texture, background whiteness, coatings...) as need arises.

Red river paper has a very educational website and is a good place to start. They have a a larger selection of papers and are a popular "what to try after canon".

Canon sales, mentioned by FarmerTed1971, happen throughout the year, but seem to be best during the winter holidays. If you are sticking with OEM ink, Canon has really been pushing buying ink directly from them with free paper deals. I just picked a set of ink (pro 100) and got a pro sample pack, 50 sheets of 13 x 19 pro matte, 200 sheets of 4 x 6 glossy, and 20 sheets of 5 x 7 glossy for free.


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May 16, 2016 09:44 |  #5

Before you just start printing 13x19 sheets, make sure you have a way to frame them. I often want to print in certain sizes and when I head to the local place they have hundreds of frames, but none in the exact size or look that I want. So I wind up printing a different size. if you custom make our own frames, then no big deal. Also, the 13x19 size will go through ink at a pretty good clip. if you find yourself printing many of the 13x19 sizes, you may want to start using something like inks from precision ink so that your cost per print doesn't go through the roof.

As the others have said, Canon gives you good deals throughout the year. I have hundreds of sheets of lustre, Pro platinum, and the 4x6 glossy II paper as they give it to you buy one get 4 free. For portraits the lustre looks great and for sports the pro platinum is excellent.

Also as mentioned, Red River has a sampler pack for like $12 you can order. I bought that one and the fine art pack for $6 more. The one thing Red River has that Canon does not is the metallic paper which can make certain photos pop.


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