Does anyone know a good place to buy inkjet photo paper from.
I need a mix of matt and glossy in both A3 and A4.
The printers I need them for are an HP PHOTOSMART 2575 and an EPSON STYLUS PHOTO R1800. Is it best to use HP paper for HP printers or is that just a ploy from the companies to make you buy more of their stuff!
They are going to be used by the art and media department. We are going to start a new Digital Photography A-Level from September so they want to get their stocks up. I have a budget of £300 to get as much as possible.
Ask the nice people at Thomas Computer Supplies (tel: 01772 699400) to give you a quote and some advice... they are very nice to schools ;)
Worth taking a look over on the following forums too:
www.nifty-stuff.com (more a Canon bias but some HP users)
www.stevesforums.com (look for printers forums - good advice available from a variety of folks).
As a rule though I've heard a couple of minor tips:
- Kodak papers are actually not that great
- the rule of manufacturers own (ie: HP paper to HP printer) is a good rule of thumb as they will have been forumlated together but so long as you have the colour profiles for paper, ink and printer you should be fine.
It's a bit of a learning curve though so I'd ask/look for some samples if I were you..
I ended up getting some really good deals from Photo Paper Direct http://www.photopaperdirect.com/
THe only problem is I need to send a cheque to pay and there won't be any SMT to sign it!