what's a excellent photo printer paper?


Sep 14, 2002
anyone know what's a excellent photo printing paper out there? I'm interested in printing photos out of my Newly purchased HP Photosmart 145 and want to use and want the quality of the photos to last and look excellent (or maybe near excellent).

Basically just want the quality to last (fade-free) and the pictures to look like it came out of the photo shop. anyone know or had experience with the photo paper out there??


Golden Member
Mar 14, 2001
Most Printer Manufactures recomend using their own for best results and HP Paper is top quality IMO as well as Epson and Canon. I have had great success with others such as Red River Paper


Elite Member
May 1, 2001
Generally the same brand of paper as your printer will work best with it. You can get a sampler of HP paper at most of the big box stores (Best Buy, Staples, Office Depot etc. perhaps even WalMart). . I really like Kodak papers. You can go to their web site and find out what settings to use on their papers with a lot of popular inkjet printers. I use a lot of their Presentation Plus matte paper as it gives excellent results and is lots cheaper than the glossy or matte photo papers. You can get a sampler pack of Kodak papers too - always good to experiment and see which gives the best results for the money.
. JetPrint is another generic brand (from Georgia-Pacific) may also work well for you. Try a sampler pack...