Choosing the Right Premium Printer Paper: how Important is it, Really?

Printer makers would have you believe that using third-party paper is not only bad for your machine, but also that using another company’s paper will result in lower quality prints. In other words, to get the best possible results, you must not only use the manufacturer’s consumables (ink or toner), but also its premium paper.

Is this true? Well, yes, for the most part it is, especially with higher-end business printers, such as Epson’s WorkForce Pro WF-4630 All-in-One and Canon’s Maxify MB5320, and even more so with top-of-the-line photo printers.

Image quality from consumer-grade photo printers, like Canon’s Pixma MG7520 Photo All-in-One, as well as professional-grade photo printers, such as Epson’s SureColor P600 Wide Format Inkjet Printer, benefits greatly from using the right paper. Even so, there are several other aspects entailed in buying premium paper besides making sure it’s the right brand.

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