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

At Creative Memories, I evaluate photographic products and related materials so that today's memories are not lost to the future and then communicate this information to Creative Memories Consultants and their customers. My interests extend from preservation of traditional photographs to the production of photo books to the expected longevity of electronic image files. My long-term objective is to direct the development of technology that meets consumers needs for high-quality products.
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One 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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