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How to ensure that i have picked a perfect photo paper for good quality printing?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography & Imaging' started by amehrankit, Aug 5, 2014.

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  1. amehrankit

    amehrankit Thread Starter

    Aug 5, 2014
    Hi, I usually print photos from my own printer but the quality of the photo is not satisfactory. can someone help me by telling how to choose the perfect photo paper for good quality printing.
  2. etaf

    etaf Moderator

    Oct 2, 2003
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    I have closed your other post as the qustions will overlap and we will not see all the answers, which can get confusing

    to discuss the printer change - first we would need to know the current printer you have - the source of the images you use and print and then the budget you have to spend

    The quality and size of the image is important , what setting are you using for printing DPI/PPI

    Is the image size sufficient to print out the size you want ?

    i would start with the paper designed for the printer
    then you will need to make sure the colour profiles are correct for the printer on the PC
    depending on what editing program you use, most will allow you to set the correct colour and printer profile
    an ICC file

    what program are using to print from
    whats the make and exact model of the printer

    often the screen will not match the print out , and again some programs have a gamma setting to setup the monitor , you can get screen calibration devices - but , you should be able to get acceptable results without that

    can you explain why

    Then once you get good results with the printer manufacturers photo printer - then you can try other makes and see how they work
    also the inks need to be fresh , if they are very old that can cause a cast

    and of course the printer itself needs to be a reasonable quality for photo printing

    you will see quite a few posts here about printing quality images
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