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Re: super high gloss inkjet paper?

Fuji Flex Super Gloss.
Forget inkjet gloss if you're looking for true gloss.  Any inkjet gloss will have ink droplets on the surface and... well you know will not be the glossiest.  Of course your question was glossy inkjet.  But if you are looking for that amazing glossy look check this paper out.  
I don't like glossy papers because the lighting has to be just right or else everybody is going to be bobbin to and fro dodging the reflexions off that shiny surface of the print. 
The difference for the most part of the ultrachrome and K3 inks are the bronzing issue has been greatly reduced and Epson is selling a bunch of new printers ;)  ya, there are other changes not so great in mho for the price of upgrade.
Drying inkjet prints should be done by Epson's instructions, the website has those instructions.  The pigment carrier is a humectant that doesn't readily air dry and so needs those steps to prevent the out gassing that many experience when framing newly printed inkjet prints behind glass or acrylic.
Nano tech... Yes, in this case smaller is better!  But Fuji Super Gloss is still better.
Hope this helps.

On Apr 19, 2009, at 9:29 AM, jefulton1 wrote:

Oh yes Mark. I'd make a print for you and send it off but the 7800 is filled with the matte ink set. One thing though,
the inks sit on top, to a degree, on the gloss papers and one must allow them to dry. With the matte papers the inks
settle into the paper and do not smear.

Again, not being one that knows everything, though I do hold opinions, I believe there is a difference between the Ultrachrom
inks and the Ultrachrome K3 inks. The inks are developed by Epson and manufactured by Sun Chemicals of Denmark, with plants
in other portions of the world. The technology behind these inks, wherein the pigment particles are so small the process is done through nanotechnology, meaning the particles are, indeed, small.
Jack F

On Apr 19, 2009, at 3:12 AM, Mark MacKenzie wrote:

Have you been able to get the Kodak glossy paper to work satisfactorily with Epson inks?  I have a fair bit of the paper and get horrible results with my Epson 4000 printer and Ultrachrome pigment inks.  The surface crawls incredibly.

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Kodak has a fine quality paper or two. One, of high gloss is 'Premium Photo Paper' 230 gsm.
Download the profile for the paper for your 7800 and try both the Perceptual and Relative
Colormetric aspects to see what you like best. Don't forget to pre- proof prior to printing.
Jack F

On Apr 18, 2009, at 3:54 PM, Carmen Lizardo wrote:

Dear List,  I am looking for a super shiny high gloss paper for the epson 7800 printer. I would like it to be as shiny as possible. What  can you recommend?
Thank you for knowing everything!