A 190gram high-white instant-dry satin paper with a specific high-quality ink receiver layer and double-sided polyethylene coating that help to create excellent photo-realistic prints. This paper is suitable for digital photographic prints and proofing applications.
Range: Rocket Photo Paper PE Satin.
The process behind manufacturing paper is far more complex than you might imagine. Having paper with a high-quality ink receiver layer ensures ink hitting the surface stays exactly where it is supposed to be. This is vital if you wish to print photo quality images with fine detail and smooth half tones. Printing paper used in traditional toner-based machines typically has a very flat surface (resulting in prints with a flat image) unlike high-quality instant-dry satin papers where the surface is made up of tens of thousands of tiny pyramids. This allows for heavy saturation of ink-building layers without the individual droplets of ink bleeding into one another, which can result in metamerism or bronzing, making colours appear to shift under different lighting conditions, or small colour variations becoming completely lost.
Our 190 gram 24" 610mm X 30m high-white instant-dry satin paper works equally well with both dye-based and pigmented inks. In situations where you need your photo quality images to be fade resistant, we would always recommend using pigmented inks (see our Z range of machines), where there is no compromise on quality, but you get all the benefits of an ink designed to remain looking as vibrant, year after year. When you buy our 190gsm satin white photo paper rolls you can be assured that tonal quality and accuracy of dynamic colour will impress. Our paper rolls are also ideal for proofing.
There is one big advantage of buying your printing paper from the Entwistle Group, and that is because we only sell paper that we use ourselves, and we value our reputation as a printing firm. When very few retailers of printing paper ever test, let alone use the paper they sell, we like to think that our ‘tried and tested’ practices will give you added reassurance. Because we have four print sites in the North West of England, we consume an incredible amount of paper!
When inkjet printers first appeared, and especially desktop ones, one of our greatest joys was the ability to print off our own photographs. Initially we accepted the ‘trade-off’ between convenience and quality as all we had to do was upload images from our camera to our PC, then with a few clicks of the mouse, we had our printed photos.
That trade-off between quality and convenience did not apply to the commercial printing environment though. As we transitioned from traditional lithographic printing techniques to digital printing, our trade off was speed against quality. However, when you are in the field of commercial printing, quality will always come top of the list of priorities and it is for this reason here at the Entwistle group we have embraced the very best machines, ink and paper in our goal to produce photo-realistic prints.
Techniques used in commercial printing differ greatly from those used by photographers. Their process of producing photographs is more laborious, but the images produced from 35mm film are made up of solid colours, whether they be black and white, or the full colour spectrum. Digital printing involves dots, not blocks of colour on paper.
Additionally, developing photographic film is very much a chemical process, while in the field of digital printing, there have been many advancements in the production of eco-friendly inks.
Inkjet technology for printing means the application of individual tightly packed dots of ink printed on the paper. These dots are so accurately placed that they never overlap, which means that minute areas of white will remain between the dots. This may come as a surprise, as to the naked eye, a digital print now looks as though it is also made up of blocks of solid colour. It is only when heavily magnified that we can see these white spaces.
This means those printers which can print the largest number of dots in a given area (DPI) leave smaller areas of white. The smaller the area of white, the closer the print comes to being photo-realistic. However, creating photo-realistic prints is not just down to the printer head and the ink used. Paper also plays a vital role.
Our 24" 610mm X 30m 190GSM Satin Photo Paper Rolls allows more ink to be used and will absorbed it more quickly. With the highest quality of paper, the better the containment of the dots, which means that ‘fuzziness’ can be eliminated and the image will have a crisper, sharper appearance.
If you would like any more information about our 24" 610mm X 30m 190GSM Satin Photo Paper Rolls please call sales now on 0161 653 9310