Best Photo Quality Paper in 2020



HP Sprocket Photo Paper, exclusively for Sprocket or Sprocket 2-in-1 Printer, (2x3-inch), sticky-backed 100 sheets (1DE40A) Review:


This Sprocket 200 (2nd Edition) photo paper 100ct is PERFECTION!
The photos are pretty darn good for a tiny portable photo printer and it is a blast to use for
Scrapbooking
Sending pics in the mail
Decorating anything A-Z
Putting info on anything anywhere
School schedules in your wallet or anywhere
I love you notes anywhere and in lunchboxes
Reminders
Positive quotes
Artwork
Directions or steps to do something
A note the delivery carrier
A photo tag for gifts to denote recipient
A photo on your plastic toss away glass
Photo tree
Photo of your sales slip for package returns
Recipes
Food dates or types
Great for special needs kids visual instructions
Making funny card game
and much more that your imagination can do!

Start with 100ct because you will buy more fast!
So fun and creative for ALL ages!



Canon 1432C003 Photo Paper Plus Glossy II 8.5" x 11" 20 Sheets Review:


Probably one of the best deals i have found on amazon, This paper is amazing! although it says canon on the back, It seems EXACTLY like the stuff when I order prints from a professional shop. no smearing, not sticky, and plenty thick. I didn't know my printer could do so well.
If your trying to print pictures on the cheap, I recommend this. I use a Brother MFC-j4420 with a CISS system. I printed over 200 photos for the cost of the paper, and about 20 cents in ink, or about 5 cents a photo. It has been a couple months with no signs of degrading, even in a humid area the paper stays nice and "tack free".

IF your on the fence, Just buy it. It's literally the best product I have ever used in terms on photo paper.



CanonInk Photo Paper Plus Glossy II 4" x 6" 400 Sheets (1432C007) Review:


Probably one of the best deals i have found on amazon, This paper is amazing! although it says canon on the back, It seems EXACTLY like the stuff when I order prints from a professional shop. no smearing, not sticky, and plenty thick. I didn't know my printer could do so well.
If your trying to print pictures on the cheap, I recommend this. I use a Brother MFC-j4420 with a CISS system. I printed over 200 photos for the cost of the paper, and about 20 cents in ink, or about 5 cents a photo. It has been a couple months with no signs of degrading, even in a humid area the paper stays nice and "tack free".

IF your on the fence, Just buy it. It's literally the best product I have ever used in terms on photo paper.



HP 1AH01A Wireless ZINK 2x3" Sticky-Backed Photo Paper,20 sheets Review:


The Zink photo paper made for the HP Sprocket portable printer. It comes in various size packets. The paper size is 2 x 3 in. The paper is smudge-proof, water resistant, and tear-resistant. The paper has the ability to be a picture or a sticker. The photo paper has a sticky back that peels off easily. If you don't peel the back off it is a regular picture. When you load your paper, make sure you put the blue card down and they stay in the paper slot. It is so easy to use. The quality, clarity, and color are just like the photos you take with your cell phone camera. They do not lose color with this printer. Good quality pictures small enough to fit in your wallet slots. Very easy to install in your printer. I highly recommend.



HP Photo Paper Premium Plus, Glossy, (4x6 inch), 100 sheets Review:


Found an old printer in storage and never used it. The printer doesn't even work with Windows 10 and the stock paper had run dry. Purchased a new ink cartridge and now the glossy paper so the printer is running smoothly and the printer is producing some decent quality photos. It would've been great back in 2000 or whenever this printer was invented. But thankful we can use it now to print photographs with quality paper!



CanonInk Glossy Photo Paper 4"x 6" 100 Sheets (1433C001) Review:


Amazon has started actually delivering to my door, like I'd requested, instead of impossibly claiming it's in the mailbox or given to office. So this has star boost for that.
Photo paper is in two plastic packages. Prints well, depending on your pixels and printer, of course. Photo paper is much thinner than what you'd get from Walgreens or CVS, but it's definitely good enough for photos intended to frame or taped to a wall for a short time.
I bought these to make a lot of photos up in my mom's room for when she wakes up from a coma. It livens up the ICU for visitors in the meantime



HP Photo Paper Premium Plus, Soft Gloss, (8.5x11 inch), 50 sheets Review:


Excellent!!! I'm not a fan of GLOSS paper, however, this SOFT GLOSS has definitely caught my eye. I purchased four boxes this particular occasion and probably will be back for more. I've been searching for a source for special matte type paper that resembles lumpy cake dough. Many years ago, 1920's, photographers used this type of paper a lot in weddings and infants birthdays, this paper is very heavy and appears like cardboard.

This HP Premium Soft Gloss is outstanding in many aspects, much less reflection but not the appearance of Matte. The weight is excellent!! I highly recommend the purchase of this paper.



Canon PG-240XL/CL-241XL with Photo Paper 50 Sheets Compatible to MG2120, MG3120, MG4120, MX512, MX432, MX372, MX522, MX452, MX392, MG2220, MG3220, MG4220, MG3520, MG3620, TS5120 Review:


I go through printer ink like you wouldn't believe. Besides being a homeschool teacher, I also have a daughter in college and between us both, we've printed out hundreds of pages on a never ending basis. I really hate buying ink. It's so expensive! However, the XL cartridge gives you a more ink at a lower overall price. I researched it online and on the official canon website there is a PDF that shows the different page yields from the different size ink tanks.

Here is the rundown on what Canon posts via a PDF on their site:

If you are printing on glossy photo paper with this color tank, here's what you can expect:

241 XL yields 135 pages
241 yields 67 pages

If you are printing on regular NOT glossy paper:

241 XL yields 400 pages (cost is 26.95 as of this writing, on Amazon)
240 yields 181 pages (cost is 29.71 as of this writing, on Amazon)

Gee, that's a no brainer! You get more ink for regular prints at a lower price if you purchase the bigger tank size, lol. If you get the double pack of ink (one black tank, one color) you'll save about 5.58 (you'll want to double check as prices change all the time). Make sure you get the double pack that comes with the free glossy photo paper as it's less expensive than the pack without. I prefer buying the 240 XXL ink tank separately though as you get a LOT more mileage out of it than just the XL size. If you don't do as much printing as I do though, you might be happy with the XL vs. the XXL (in black ink as there is no XXL option for the color ink).

So the XL color tank is supposed to yield over twice as much as a regular tank. In my experience, this is about right (although I don't think I've ever gotten 400 pages worth, it still seems to be a lot more than what the other size tank prints - as I've tried them both). I get 3-4 months worth of prints out of this larger sized tank. Even when the indicator says it's nearly out of ink, I still get plenty of prints out of it so don't change the tank until it really stops printing clearly! ;-) It lies! lol...

For me, I really prefer getting the XL size ink. It means less hassle and less changing out the ink tank.

As for the quality of the ink - we've had no problems with it. It always prints out crisp and clear. I like to print things on draft mode to save even more ink and squeeze out a lot more printings from one tank. It has never smeared or anything like that (that I can remember)and dries super fast. It looks fairly realistic on glossy color prints, although, in my opinion it's not as good as what you'd get from somewhere like Shutterfly if you want photo prints (and I think it's cheaper to get photo prints via somewhere like Shutterfly anyway - if you want a lot of them). For my purposes though (homeschool worksheets and so on, etc.) it's just fine and looks nice.

The 241 XL is a great buy for those of you who plan on doing a lot of prints and would like to save a little bit of $$.

I know there are some complaints as to the cost of the brand name ink itself and that's a valid complaint, but I've tried cheap (not brand name) inks and found the tanks run dry much faster and I've had problems with clogs and things like that. Because of that, I'm sticking with the real deal. It's worth it to me to not have to deal with any hassles.



CanonInk Glossy Photo Paper 8.5" x 11" 100 Sheets (1433C004) Review:


I've been looking all over for a lighter weight Canon Photo Paper. To quote Archimedes, Eureka! I've found it!

-First, 100 Sheets of this 53 lb Canon Glossy Photo Paper for $14.99 or just 20 Sheets of 70 lb Canon Photo Paper Plus Glossy II for the princely sum of $7.99. Looks to me like about $40/100, but you do the math for yourself. The only Pluses I can detect from the latter is the weight and the price. They're both quality Canon Photo Paper formulated to work with their ink, and both have the same beautiful and glossy finish.

-The lighter weight paper is still heavy enough and has all the body you need.

-The lighter weight also makes for easier, more accurate folding. I make photo greeting cards, and the lighter weight paper that still has lots of body works very well for me.



HP Photo Paper, Everyday Glossy, (5x7 inch), 60 sheets Review:


I love this paper because of how thin it is- it's perfect for printing for insertion into planners, bullet journals, art journals, and scrapbooks. It's also a great paper for dye-based inks and watercolors because it immediately accepts the dyes (which stain the paper and don't release) and the thinner weight makes it great to cut up for collages, mixed media, etc.

The only difference I see in this paper and the HP premium is the thickness of the paper.