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Kodak Photo Glossy A4 180 GSM Paper - 50 Sheet Pack £4.25 Prime / £9 Non Prime @ Amazon
Kodak Photo Glossy A4 180 GSM Paper - 50 Sheet Pack £4.25 Prime / £9 Non Prime @ Amazon

Kodak Photo Glossy A4 180 GSM Paper - 50 Sheet Pack £4.25 Prime / £9 Non Prime @ Amazon

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Might be of interest to any Prime members or anyone looking at making a purchase totalling £20 or more from Amazon.

I was looking for some A4 glossy printer paper to use with my HP Envy 4524 printer which I picked up before Christmas after it was posted on HUKD...it included 5 (or 6 for some) months free Instant Ink and was a popular deal if I recall.

Fortunately I do have Prime for another month or so and this seemed to be a good deal. The paper seems to be available elsewhere for £7 - £12 from other retailers including Argos, PC World and W.H. Smiths. Next cheapest from Amazon is £15.87!

Reviews in the main are positive, I haven't had any problems using a non branded 180 gsm paper with my printer so don't envisage and problems.

Will qualify as free delivery with book orders of £10 or more, or orders of £20+ across any other product category.

Again, may only be of interest and a good deal if looking for paper and a Prime member or just happen to be buying something else from Amazon.

CamaelCamelCamel put an average price for this paper at £10.34. It appears to have been at this price since mid-December 2016.

P.S. I've also picked up the Kodak A4 240 gsm Premium Photo paper - 50 sheets for £6.29. Link below:

amazon.co.uk/gp/…c=1

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good find

I also bought this printer but can't get it to print photos properly, the colours are not correct and photos won't dry. HP help recommended I use only HP photo paper and not to print using high function! Haven't tried Kodak paper though as I don't want to buy more paper it won't print on, have been keeping my eye out for a good HP paper deal.

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Polar1

I also bought this printer but can't get it to print photos properly, the … I also bought this printer but can't get it to print photos properly, the colours are not correct and photos won't dry. HP help recommended I use only HP photo paper and not to print using high function! Haven't tried Kodak paper though as I don't want to buy more paper it won't print on, have been keeping my eye out for a good HP paper deal.



I've not encountered any problems so far with the HP Envy. I had one spare pack of Kodak 6x4 Premium Glossy photo paper and the prints were great, I've also just finished 160 6x4 prints using Epson Premium Glossy photo paper, I picked these up from Amazon a couple of weeks ago, they had a 2 for 1 promotion so purchased two packs (160 sheets). I just checked and they still have the promotion on - here's the link:

amazon.co.uk/gp/…c=1

I can certainly recommend the Epson paper above if you're looking for 6x4 photo size. The photos have been stunning and are dry within seconds...I had the printer working overtime to use up some rollover Instant Ink this month. Photos are better than some I've had back from various on-line photo printers! I'm taking a bit of a punt on this Kodak A4 paper but the reviews seem positive, I've also read the reviews for these on Argos website and again very positive.

I have a few photo management applications but thought for simplicity I'd try the bundled HP Photo Creations software to print these photos off. No editing or enhancements made and my print settings was set to 'Best' (maxing my free trial ink!).

Again, photos have come out great so you may want to try the Epson paper maybe if you need 6x4, try the bundled software and bump the setting up to best. Cab be a bit hit and miss getting the right paper for your printer, I'll be sticking to this Epson for any 6x4, hopefully the Kodak A4 will be OK. I'd be a little sceptical about them saying only use HP paper! They would say that...may have a point when it comes to ink but paper I'm not so sure...I have a stack of 210 photos next to me and the only poor ones are due to me taking a bad photo!

Have you replaced both the black and tri-colour cartridges? I was running low on black which obviously did start showing on my prints, red and blues were exaggerated and they had a washed out look? This was corrected as soon as I put a new black cartridge in.
Edited by: "sabresonic" 18th Feb

I have found these to be just ok but that might be because I then compared then to the Ultra paper.
The same applies to the Epson range when comparing their premium to their Ultra paper.

White might be white but it does seem that the Ultra take that to another level, in terms of the differences when looking at them. Maybe there are other differences as well but when using the Ultra paper and then printing the same photo on the other, the photo looks far more saturated, colourful and vivid, with the std one looking quite washed out by comparison.

I don't print many A4 photos but when I do I now go for the Ultra range of paper. When I can find them the Epson range of Ultra paper seem to be good.
Edited by: "VimesUK" 18th Feb

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VimesUK

I have found these to be just ok but that might be because I then … I have found these to be just ok but that might be because I then compared then to the Ultra paper. The same applies to the Epson range when comparing their premium to their Ultra paper. White might be white but it does seem that the Ultra take that to another level, in terms of the differences when looking at them. Maybe there are other differences as well but when using the Ultra paper and then printing the same photo on the other, the photo looks far more saturated, colourful and vivid, with the std one looking quite washed out by comparison. I don't print many A4 photos but when I do I now go for the Ultra range of paper. When I can find them the Epson range of Ultra paper seem to be good.



Can I ask, what printer are you using?

sabresonic

Can I ask, what printer are you using?







I have a Canon PIXMA MG6250 and also a Epson XP-325. I have used a Epson XP-760 and was very impressed with it.

In fact I have just ordered one today posted in another deal and the Canon printer will go to my Son.



Forgot to mention heat added as it is still a good price, but like noted I prefer the Ultra range of papers.


Edited by: "VimesUK" 18th Feb

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VimesUK

I have a Canon PIXMA MG6250 and also a Epson XP-325. I have used a Epson … I have a Canon PIXMA MG6250 and also a Epson XP-325. I have used a Epson XP-760 and was very impressed with it. In fact I have just ordered one today posted in another deal and the Canon printer will go to my Son.Forgot to mention heat added as it is still a good price, but like noted I prefer the Ultra range of papers.



Thanks, I see the Canon and the Epson XP-760 are around the c£100 mark so you may be getting better results because your using better printers than me? As for HP Envy it only cost £35 so my expectations weren't very high, I also got a free £15 Amazon voucher from Swagbucks via MoneySavingExpert. That, and with the 5 months Instant Ink it was a bargain. It just so happened that my last printer suddenly decided that it didn't want to be a printer anymore so the HP came along just at the right time. I was only using it for documents but I was surprised with the quality of the photos it printed.

I've had a poor experience when it comes to photo printing with my last three printers and because of that had decided to use on-line printing services but I didn't get great results every time from them either.

I'm no expert but I may have reached the limitations of the HP Envy and may not see much improvement moving up to the Ultra level but I'll keep my eye on them and if I see them on offer I'll pick some up to try, maybe when I'm printing A4 photos I'll notice the difference more, anyway, thanks for heads up.

sabresonic

Thanks, I see the Canon and the Epson XP-760 are around the c£100 mark so … Thanks, I see the Canon and the Epson XP-760 are around the c£100 mark so you may be getting better results because your using better printers than me? As for HP Envy it only cost £35 so my expectations weren't very high, I also got a free £15 Amazon voucher from Swagbucks via MoneySavingExpert. That, and with the 5 months Instant Ink it was a bargain. It just so happened that my last printer suddenly decided that it didn't want to be a printer anymore so the HP came along just at the right time. I was only using it for documents but I was surprised with the quality of the photos it printed. I've had a poor experience when it comes to photo printing with my last three printers and because of that had decided to use on-line printing services but I didn't get great results every time from them either. I'm no expert but I may have reached the limitations of the HP Envy and may not see much improvement moving up to the Ultra level but I'll keep my eye on them and if I see them on offer I'll pick some up to try, maybe when I'm printing A4 photos I'll notice the difference more, anyway, thanks for heads up.



What I posted also applies to my £25 Epson XP-325 printer when using Epson's incredible ULTRA photo paper, even compared to their Premium type. The difference really has been most noticeable and makes a worthy difference.

The Canon printer has been a damn good one for photos, as well as printing onto DVD and CD's. That did cost quite a bit as I bought it when first released. It was my first introduction to the possibility of wireless printing, even though it does have an Ethernet port as well as the std USB connection.

As a very broad generalisation I would favour....

1. Epson
2. Canon
3. Go back to 1

I have had HP in the past and consider them quite a poor choice these days over that of an Epson printer.

The Epson XP-760 that I have just bought today has cost £99 but then I get £30 money back from Epson. So for that very capable printer it costs just under £70.

Screen calibration as well as ensuring that you compensate on what you see with a printed test photo by using the advanced printer settings to boost colours etc can help a great deal. A big frustration can be what you see on the screen is not what you see from the printer.

The Canon noted....

expertreviews.co.uk/pri…iew

.... is indeed excellent and yet I find that I can get VERY acceptable photos from using the £25 noted Epson printer, with a few adjustments by software before printing.

If you ever consider changing your printer I would suggest placing Epson and then Canon towards the top of your choices but also consider most strongly the ability to buy cheap inks...!




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