A Consumer Guide to Modern Photo Papers


An interesting publication has appeared on the Image Permanence Institute web site, A Consumer Guide to Modern Photo Papers. I encourage you to take a look. The publication makes one point, which cannot be overemphasized –  “It would be wise to ask for page samples to make sure you get the paper you like.” I would add “and if possible print the same image on different papers and with different printers.” Different images printed on various printers or papers are difficult to compare and it is nearly impossible to reach any conclusions.


About Mark Mizen

I have over twenty years professional experience in all aspects of photography and digital imaging. I am Chair of the ISO WG5 TG2 committee responsible for physical properties and durability of imaging material and am currently with HID Global working on systems for security printing for IDs, licenses, and credit cards. Previously, I was Director of Digital Development at Creative Memories from 2009 to 2012 and was responsible for the Creative Memories digital products and services. I also established and directed the Creative Memories Technology Center, which evaluated new products prior to product introduction, assisted with production difficulties, and provided technical information to support product sales.
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1 Response to A Consumer Guide to Modern Photo Papers


    As former Curator of the Canadian Center of Photography and a third generation photographer you can start to ask one question is there any OBA in the paper you are using. The next thing is which printer and ink.
    If you can determine that I can help. We are about to publish a long article on this as well has articles on how long CD’s will last etc
    if interested let me know and I can follow up or send you folks a link

    Aloha \
    Michael Gilbert MA.CR.XXV

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