Pro9000 mkII paper recommendation

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Robert Hoffman
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Pro9000 mkII paper recommendation
Oct 31, 2012

I just picked up a, new-in-the-box, Pro9000 mkII for a great price on Craig's List. I already have a good supply of Red River Ultra Pro Gloss and Ultra Pro Satin, which are my staple papers for most of my printing. Can anyone recommend a couple of good baryta-type glossy papers that would be a good match for my printer? I'm looking for a finish resembling an unferrotyped silver-gelatin surface.

Comments and/or suggestions will be appreciated.

Rob

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Howard Moftich
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In reply to Robert Hoffman, Oct 31, 2012

take a look at the Canson Baryta Photographique.

RedRiver is introducing a baryta also but no one has seen/tested it yet.

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Rkelac
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In reply to Howard Moftich, Oct 31, 2012

Howard Moftich wrote:

take a look at the Canson Baryta Photographique.

RedRiver is introducing a baryta also but no one has seen/tested it yet.

I was also thinking of the Canson Baryta but Canson only recommend it for pigment ink.  I ordered some of the Red River paper and will see how it performs.  Red River says their paper is both dye and pigment compatible.

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Howard Moftich
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In reply to Rkelac, Oct 31, 2012

true, you do have to dblchk any recommendation against the inkset, esp a dye inkset

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Robert Hoffman
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In reply to Rkelac, Oct 31, 2012

Thanks, guys. I'm also going to purchase the Epson Sampler, which will give me an opportunity to try the Exhibition Fiber Paper.

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Howard Moftich
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In reply to Robert Hoffman, Oct 31, 2012

just make sure it is dye friendly.  I haven't used EEF paper but most everyone LOVES it except for the fact that it's horrifically expensive and is chock full of OBAs.

Did you check the Harmon by Hahn. Baryta which is the latest of the classic FBAI paper?

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In reply to Howard Moftich, Oct 31, 2012

Howard Moftich wrote:

Did you check the Harmon by Hahn. Baryta which is the latest of the classic FBAI paper?

I have it on my list. After doing some digging, it looks like most of the baryta papers are optimized for pigments. Wish I had the Pro9500 mkII.

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In reply to Robert Hoffman, Oct 31, 2012

Yea, I didn't want to give you that particular piece of bad news

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In reply to Robert Hoffman, Oct 31, 2012

Sell the 9000 and buy the 9500 at B and H.

With instant savings and rebates the total cost is $124.

Fifty sheets of 13 x 19 luster paper come with it.

I think the offer is good until 12/31/12 or it may be until the end of November

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Howard Moftich
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In reply to Ramonn, Oct 31, 2012

wow, I might have to buy one at that price.

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In reply to Howard Moftich, Oct 31, 2012

Costco has inexpensive glossy photo paper that works well with the 9000. I use the "Photo Paper Plus Glossy II" media selection.

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