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Old 03-05-2005, 03:53 AM   #1
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Hi, i am new here and i am not sure wether this post is in the correct forum, so please forgive me.

I need some help on finding some appropriate paper for something i am currently working on.

I have a Canon i9950 A3+ printer and i need some a3 paper that i can print on both sides. This would be either matte or semi gloss (satin) and around 200gsm ish. It would be for high quality photos and text.

Canon themselves dont make what i am looking for so i am looking elsewere.

I have tried Hp Supirior Paper Glossy (brochure flyer paper) 180gsm (C6821A) but the quality is not there. I think its putting too much ink down, but i cant seem to find a setting that my printer likes.

Does anybody have any experience with such a paper i am looking for, or even paper that they have tried in a4 but you know the manufacturer does an a3 version of.

I am having really difficulty finding double sided paper, i didnt think it would be a problem. I cant be the only person in the world that wants to print on 2 sides with photos and text to make a publication.

I really appreciate your time and thoughts on this subject.

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Old 03-05-2005, 01:42 PM   #2
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I use something similar for our laser proofs, but before I rummage around to find who the supplier is, please tell me where you are: shipping reams to, say, Katmandu isn't a sensible idea <gg>
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>>g_n: I have tried Hp Supirior Paper Glossy (brochure flyer paper) 180gsm (C6821A) but the quality is not there. I think its putting too much ink down, but i cant seem to find a setting that my printer likes.

Will your Canon printer allow you to work with custom paper profiles? If so, perhaps that might do the trick and it might be worth have a custom profile created...

Where are you? If in the US, you might check http://redriverpaper.com/

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Hi, i really appreciate all of your ideas. Thanks alot

I am located in southern England UK.

Yes my printer does allow paper profiles afaik, i will look into it.

Thanks again

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>>g_n: I am located in southern England UK.

I figured you were in Europe...it used to be that Red River Paper would not ship outside the US...not sure if that's still the case and the shipping costs would probably be prohibitive in any case...

>>Yes my printer does allow paper profiles afaik, i will look into it.

That's the way I would go...

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Hi, i really appreciate all of your ideas. Thanks alot

I am located in southern England UK.
G_N
I did a quick web search and found http://www.inkjets.co.uk/. I've not used them but they seem to list an enormous variety of papers. Their inkjet paper page is
http://www.inkjets.co.uk/acatalog/On...nkjet_138.html

It could well be worth contacting them and asking.

A company that I have used is http://www.on-linepaper.co.uk/ though they mainly concentrate on art and speciality papers. However, it could pay to give them a call to ask their advice.

   
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terrie, it turns out they do ship to the UK, shipping it $1.50 per lb, this is were i got confused. When browsing a paper such as this it says 45lb 170 gsm, does this mean that the postage would be 45lb in weight of that 170gsm thickness paper ?

Great site BTW, they stock ideal papers, but as you say i have a feeling it wont be cost effective.


Mike. Thanks for the URL, i will do some more digging.


Chrz people

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Old 03-09-2005, 03:33 AM   #8
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These people are terrific:-

http://www.consumablemad.co.uk/

And I use this in my epsons (1160 and 3000), it works well for mock-ups and presentations ;-
Satin Papers
Product : P122CPSSA3+
Instant Dry Satin Paper coated 2 sides 120gsm Pack 100 sheets - ideal for printing flyers and brochures
Price: £53.99
(£63.44 inc vat)
They also do self adhesive gloss inkjet paper, masses of specialist stuff like inkjet-able!? metallics, prices are really keen and service is excellent.
They are in/on the Isle of Wight.

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Old 03-09-2005, 03:42 AM   #9
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Just found this on the Consumable mad site, sounds like what you need :-

Photo Quality Matt Inkjet Papers 2880dpi
Product : P210CSRD
Double Sided Inkjet Card - 170gsm A3+ Pack 100 sheets. Print up to 1440dpi on both sides, save time and materials
Price: £27.59

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Old 03-09-2005, 05:39 AM   #10
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excellent work Alastaire, looks good.

Finally i am getting to the position were i might have options.

/me wonders off todo some more searching.

THANKS ALL

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