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    Canon vs Ilford

    I've been using Jessops own gloss paper for some time but then got some HP six star stuff and although I couldn't match the colours properly was amazed by the resolution.

    Then I got some Canon PR201 and really really liked how easy it was to print straight out extremely high resolution prints {higher than my display}. I gave two away to a museum and one away to a second hand shop, that they have refused to sell.

    The only thing I didn't like was the PRICE

    So I found some Ilford premium plus with a profile at less than half the price, but I got pearl.

    It is distinctly softer although almost identical colour; I printed an image I have already on PR201.

    Is that because of quality, or is Pearl softer than Gloss, and is Matt softer than Gloss?

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    Re: Canon vs Ilford

    Have you tried the Canson Baryta papers?

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    Re: Canon vs Ilford

    Quote Originally Posted by MiniChris View Post
    Have you tried the Canson Baryta papers?
    Never heard of them until now. They are a bit expensive, more so than Canon PR-201. I just want the standard that goes with PR-201, no more, no less. Cheers Chris.

    I've bookmarked a site selling it though.

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    Re: Canon vs Ilford

    Read this before buying paper; Pearl is nothing like semi gloss and more like matt on steroids. Glossy is what I should have gone for so that less ink got soaked up.

    + despite the profile Ilford is greener than Canon.

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    Re: Canon vs Ilford

    Ilford Gallerie smooth Pearl is v. similar in texture to Canon Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss SG-201. It's good IMHO.
    Tim
    Cheers Tim; at just over £1 per sheet is half the price of Canon.

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