I recently purchased the Canon MP560 at amazon:http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/578306/canon-pixma-mp560-wi-fi-ready-premi
this is a fab device... but now having tried the Canon paper, the results for photo printing on that were far suerior to the cheaper paper which I purchased from Play:http://www.play.com/Search.aspx?searchtype=allproducts&searchstring=verbatim+photo+paper&page=search&pa=search
so... my question is do you have to use the paper made by the manufacturer, clearly it is far more expensive. I was in Jessops today and they were offering 3 for the price of 2 on all photo paper (and other products) so I could get 3 packs of canon glossy Ultra ii paper for £20 (150 sheets)... but their own brand paper was of similar specs, but much cheaper .. price of paper can go up considerably, but it looks great on the good paper.
I may be answering my own question here... but does anyone have more experience of this that could help?