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5x7 Pro Photo Paper
on: December 20, 2007, 13:31:52 PM
100 Sheets 5x7 Mirror Glossy Photo Paper 260gsm-Very HQ

0n my cheap canon I 250, cartridges of ebay are 99p, I bought 100 sheets of 5x7 Pro Photo paper of ebay for £8.94 inc delivery, I printed 10 pics so far and IMO, if they were done by a lab or me 10yrs ago I would not notice, they are good for cheep pics.

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Reply #1 on: December 20, 2007, 14:19:24 PM
Cheap inks are pretty good for most stuff, although the colours are questionable at times and longevity of the prints are not as good as they have a tendancy to fade much sooner than the canon/hp/epson ones.  

Anything you want to put in an album I would just use an online service like Photobox.  Although for day to day stuff, the 3rd party ones cannot be beaten.

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Reply #2 on: December 20, 2007, 14:23:59 PM
I found that laminating them can help a bit as the inks oxidise in air, got the idea from a photographic magazine article. It also stops grubby little hands smearing the ink all over the place.

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Reply #3 on: December 20, 2007, 14:50:51 PM
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Cheap inks are pretty good for most stuff, although the colours are questionable at times and longevity of the prints are not as good as they have a tendancy to fade much sooner than the canon/hp/epson ones.  

Anything you want to put in an album I would just use an online service like Photobox.  Although for day to day stuff, the 3rd party ones cannot be beaten.

Thats a trading fact, non genuine cartridges are weak in colour, I expected that, but these prints are superb, the only question is longevity, Ill suggest to the kids the get them laminated, like Serious said, lol  we read the same mag.

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Reply #4 on: December 20, 2007, 14:53:36 PM
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I found that laminating them can help a bit as the inks oxidise in air, got the idea from a photographic magazine article. It also stops grubby little hands smearing the ink all over the place.


Top tip!  

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Reply #5 on: December 21, 2007, 11:54:30 AM
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100 Sheets 5x7 Mirror Glossy Photo Paper 260gsm-Very HQ

0n my cheap canon I 250, cartridges of ebay are 99p, I bought 100 sheets of 5x7 Pro Photo paper of ebay for £8.94 inc delivery, I printed 10 pics so far and IMO, if they were done by a lab or me 10yrs ago I would not notice, they are good for cheep pics.


£8.94 + cost of inks. = 100 prints.

8p a print... I can get 111 professionally printed prints for the same price as just your paper..

Not so cheep pics now.

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Reply #6 on: December 21, 2007, 13:05:03 PM
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100 Sheets 5x7 Mirror Glossy Photo Paper 260gsm-Very HQ

0n my cheap canon I 250, cartridges of ebay are 99p, I bought 100 sheets of 5x7 Pro Photo paper of ebay for £8.94 inc delivery, I printed 10 pics so far and IMO, if they were done by a lab or me 10yrs ago I would not notice, they are good for cheep pics.


£8.94 + cost of inks. = 100 prints.

8p a print... I can get 111 professionally printed prints for the same price as just your paper..

Not so cheep pics now.


Nice for u but why mention it if u do not tell where or how ?

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Reply #7 on: December 21, 2007, 15:01:48 PM
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100 Sheets 5x7 Mirror Glossy Photo Paper 260gsm-Very HQ

0n my cheap canon I 250, cartridges of ebay are 99p, I bought 100 sheets of 5x7 Pro Photo paper of ebay for £8.94 inc delivery, I printed 10 pics so far and IMO, if they were done by a lab or me 10yrs ago I would not notice, they are good for cheep pics.


£8.94 + cost of inks. = 100 prints.

8p a print... I can get 111 professionally printed prints for the same price as just your paper..

Not so cheep pics now.

Its ok if your pictures are as 1, but I literally have 1000s all over the place.

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Reply #8 on: December 21, 2007, 17:20:00 PM
There is also the problem of when you only want a few prints quickly. Much easier to just print them out and be done with it. If you do need a lot then the bucket sites/shops are the way to go.

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Reply #9 on: February 01, 2008, 00:01:40 AM
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100 Sheets 5x7 Mirror Glossy Photo Paper 260gsm-Very HQ

0n my cheap canon I 250, cartridges of ebay are 99p, I bought 100 sheets of 5x7 Pro Photo paper of ebay for £8.94 inc delivery, I printed 10 pics so far and IMO, if they were done by a lab or me 10yrs ago I would not notice, they are good for cheep pics.


£8.94 + cost of inks. = 100 prints.

8p a print... I can get 111 professionally printed prints for the same price as just your paper..

Not so cheep pics now.


Nice for u but why mention it if u do not tell where or how ?


Most photo places will do it. As soon as you start hitting 100 prints, they lower the prices considerably.

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