What type of photo paper should I print my photo on?

Lighthouse Camera Club

Hello LCC members,

This question “what type of photo paper should I print my photo on?” has been asked by many of the members. This opens up a whole set of other questions. The first and most important question is, “what is your intent and vision for the presentation of the image?”.

There is no right or wrong answer to the question only your vision as a photographer can determine what paper or other material it is printed on.

A few words of advice

  • Order sample packs of paper from suppliers, I will put links at the end of this post.
  • Choose an image from your catalog and print it with your printer on each type of paper.
  • Examine the results
  • Which paper best imparts your artistic vision “look, feel, depth, detail etc.

Note: You should also ask yourself, where (environment) and how (framed or in a…

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