A 190gram 42" 1067mm x 60m 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.
A lot of science goes into making high quality photo paper. A prerequisite for outstanding performance is a high quality ink receiver layer which ensures ink hitting the surface is accurate and stays where it is supposed to be. This is vital if you wish to print photo quality images, fine details and smooth half tones. Traditional toner based printers use paper that typically have a very flat surface (giving a flat image) unlike high quality instant dry satin papers where the surface is made up of tens of thousands of tiny pyramids. Problems such as metamerism or bronzing occur when a lower performance paper is unable to withstand heavy ink saturation when the droplets of ink bleed into one another. This results in colours appearing to shift under different lighting conditions or small colour variations being lost completely.
Our 190 gram 42” 1067mm X 60m satin photo paper delivers equally good results with dye based or pigmented inks. If you require your photo quality prints to be fade resistant we would always suggest using pigmented (see our HP Z range of machines) where there is no compromise on quality but all the benefits of an ink designed to look as vibrant years into the future. Tonal quality and dynamic colour accuracy will be exceptionally strong making our satin photo rolls ideal for proofing.
We commit high levels of investment into print machines to try and produce outstanding prints for our customers but without high quality paper results are less than impressive. We have 13 inkJet printers across our four print operations in the North West and have tested a number of different 190 gsm 42” 1067mm x 60m papers and have found SIHL's Rocket Photo paper to be outstanding.
When you buy a from a specialist print company like Entwistle Group that actually relies on the products it sells customers can be assured that their 190gsm 42” satin white photo paper rolls is the best in the market place. Very few of our competitors actually print or even test the paper they sell.
The true test of print quality is whether a printer can produce photo-realistic prints. The challenge for inkjet engineers has been trying to achieve a comparable result to those achieved by photographers who print from film negatives, whilst using a completely different printing technique.
Developing photographic film involves the use of chemicals and the process leaves solid areas of colour.
Inkjet technology differs in that it uses ink to create individual tightly packed dots on the paper. If viewed under a microscope, small areas of white can be seen in between each dot. In reality, when we look at such a print the human eye compensates by joining each dot and the areas of white become totally imperceptible, leaving the effect of solid colour.
As a consequence, those printers able to print the highest number of dots in a given area (DPI) have the least areas of white and thus the result is much closer to a real photograph.
The role of paper in this process is critical as a high-quality satin or gloss photo paper will allow more ink to be used and will absorb it quicker whilst containing bleed (no fuzzy edges). This precise control of the ink allows for more ink density and further reduces spacing between the dots of ink
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All orders for 190 gram 42” 1067mm x 60m satin photo paper received before 3pm will be dispatched for next day delivery to the UK main land. Our online ordering system couldn’t be easier to use but if you prefer to talk to one of our sales team and place the order by phone please call us on 0161 653 9310.