New Kodak Professional Inkjet Photo Paper

Claimed to be Universally Compatible with Dye, Pigmented Ink Printers; Instant Drying Media
Kodak Australasia has introduced Kodak Professional Inkjet Photo Paper
for professional and advanced amateur (AdAm) photographers. The high
quality, instant-dry paper, available in glossy and lustre finishes, is
compatible with all inkjet printers (they claim) and represents the
first Kodak Professional branded inkjet- media in the market.

“Our new professional inkjet paper applies Kodak’s history and
expertise in silver-halide paper technology and colour science,” said
Steve Morley, General Manager, Digital and Film Imaging Systems,
Australia & New Zealand. “The new paper blends consistent colour
reproduction with the outstanding quality of Kodak prints as we
continue to advance our broad portfolio to meet the needs of pros and
AdAms.”

Kodak Professional Inkjet Photo Paper offers a number of features:

  • Instant dry photo paper
  • Universally compatible with ALL inkjet printers – both pigmented and dye-base inkjet printers
  • Excellent glossy uniformity
  • 255 g/m2, 9mil; Resin coated (true photo base) paper
  • Kodak Professional paper backprint and unique package design
  • Available in gloss (F) and lustre (E) finishes

Custom color profiles available for optimal print quality (visit www.kodak.com/go/proinkjet)

The new paper comes in A4 20 Sheets (RRP AU$29.95), 50 Sheets (RRP
AU$69.95) and A3 20 Sheets (RRP AU$79.95). Kodak Professional Inkjet
Photo Paper in glossy and lustre finish is currently available at photo
specialty retailers in Australia.  

So what is it like? Well, we tried the Lustre paper in both a new Epson
RX700 multi-function and in a HP 2710 multi-function printer. Print
quality on both was excellent and I certainly like the feel of the
paper. Color accuracy is good. Kodak make no claims on the packaging of
the longevity of prints done on this paper. That is an improvement over
making outlandish claims using a questionable test methodology, as some
people do. However, it means that you have no indication of expected
print life until an independent person does a longevity test, such as
the Wilhelm Institute.

Would I use this paper? Well yes, but only for images where longevity
is not important. For those I would stick with paper/ink/printer
combinations that have been independently rated by the Wilhelm
Institute.

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