A 190gram 1270mm 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
Paper technology has advanced considerably in recent years. To achieve outstanding performance there needs to be a precise interaction between ink and the paper. Our 190 gram 1270mm x 60m satin paper uses a unique ink receiver layer which ensures ink hitting the surface is accurate and stays where it is supposed to be. This is vital if one wishes 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 50” 1270mm x 60m satin photo paper produces excellent results with dye based or pigmented inks. For customers requiring their 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 vibrant years into the future. Dynamic colour accuracy and tonal quality and will be exceptionally strong making our satin photo rolls ideal for proofing.
As we consume vast quantity of paper rolls internally (including 190 gram 50" 1270mm x 60m satin photo paper) we bulk purchase our paper which means we can offer very competitive prices. Ordering online is a simple process and all orders received before 3pm will be dispatched for next day delivery to the UK main land. If you prefer to talk to one of our sales team and place the order by phone please call us.
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 processor 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.
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 printed 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.
The better the quality of gloss or satin photo paper you choose, the more ink that will be used and it will be absorbed 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.
To guarantee next delivery of your 50" 1270mm x 30m satin photo paper rolls orders must be received before 3pm. 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.