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.


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