What is inkjet photo paper ?

Types of Paper
  • Glossy:Glossy paper has a shiny surface. Light that falls on it reflects at a complementary angle. Users must handle glossy paper carefully to avoid finger spots.
  • Luster:Luster papers are shiny, but less so than glossy papers.
  • Metallic:Metallic paper has a sheet of BoPET between the printing paper and the emulsion.

Photo paper is an inkjet paper designed to print pictures. Because of bleaching or pigments such as titanium dioxide, it is bright white and has been coated with high absorbent material that limits ink diffusion. Highly refined clay is a common paint to prevent ink diffusion.

Photo paper is usually divided into glossy, semi matte, semi gloss or satin, silk, matte finish. The thickness of the paper varies greatly. The lighter weight is not very different from the above general office documents and can be used for all types of printing, although these are the cheapest and least quality photo paper.

Photographic paper used for more critical work is thicker, has advanced coatings, and sometimes has quick drying properties. They are usually printed only on a special coated surface. In order to double print, coated with a few pieces of inkjet paper.

Glossy photo paper, usually the most popular, has a glossy sheen, making the photograph vivid and vivid. It is usually a smooth touch and has some glare. Matte photo paper gloss is low, and has excellent text effect. Matte and gloss printing is to feel the touch of different, but when displayed under glass, they often look similar. A paper that imitates canvas texture; imitates the appearance of an oil painting. Photo paper is usually a high brightness, neutral white paper, but white paper is available.

Such as offset printing and traditional photographic printing, glossy  inkjet paper has the highest color concentration (or Dmax), and therefore has the widest gamut. Photo paper has different life and gamut. When used with a particular paper, the ink supplier usually provides a color profile for its ink system. Life depends on the specific combination of ink and inkjet paper. To maximize service life, the paper base is “wood free” (that is, wood based, but lignin free), or based on cotton, or a combination of both. Plastic substrates also exist.


High quality inkjet paper is very important

Photo Paper:

Photo paper is packed and prefabricated in the most popular sizes. When choosing the ideal photo paper, remember to consider the type of picture you want. Higher quality photo paper is used for more critical work, thicker, and has advanced coating and sometimes has quick drying properties. They are usually printed only on one side because only one side has a special coating. There are several sheets of paper suitable for two-sided printing.

Top brands such as EPSON produce glossy, semi gloss, matte, semi gloss, fine art and glossy finished paper for a variety of printing projects. If you’re really creative, try using Lexmark or Xerox transparencies to create superb presentations or dramatic overlays for invitations.The type and texture of the photos you use are directly related to the appearance of your photos. If you cherish the photos, please use the photo paper and ink, to help ensure the long time printing, waterproof and waterproof. Some quality photo papers are resistant to decay for 25 to 50 years, and have the appearance and feel of traditional photographs.

Specialty Papers for Printing Projects

  • Bright White Paper – for important documents, business correspondence
  • Recycled or Copier Paper – the least expensive choice for everyday printing needs
  • Card Stock – heavier paper stock for greeting cards, business cards, brochures, marketing materials, name badges, invitations
  • Envelopes – for business and personal correspondence, greeting cards
  • Photo Paper – matte, glossy, photo professional
  • CD Labels – print professional-looking labels for your CDs
  • Shipping Labels – standard sizes

So which inkjet paper is the right paper for the job? Actually, all of the above: you probably need to keep more than one type of inkjet paper on hand, because the one you use will depend on the type of project you’re working on.


The above factors are the most important when choosing the inkjet paper for your project. Be sure to use the right paper for your printer. Weight and brightness are the most important when choosing copy paper. For inkjet and laser printers, look at opacity and smoothness. If you are going to print an image or create a publication, select a heavier weight paper and increase brightness.