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Buy cheap photo paper

Buy cheap photo paper

With us you will find the photo paper for you. Whether you are looking for glossy photo paper to print your precious photos or trying to help your business presentations stand out? Matte photo paper would be the best choice. Whatever photo paper you need we will have it here. Our Dublin based warehouse has one of the largest ranges of photo paper in the country and if you order by 7pm today we’ll ship it today.

 

Choosing the right photo paper

When choosing the perfect photo paper there are many different qualities to your paper choice. Paper finish, size, weight and thickness are important elements in your choice of photo paper that we can help with finding the ideal paper for you. Some printers can be brand specific but our 123ink branded paper can be used in all printers. It has been developed to the highest grade creating brilliant images compared to standard paper and it’s great value for money. 

 

Photo paper finish

Photo paper is sturdier than normal paper as it has a special finish on it to help you get the best colour prints. The finish is a specially designed coating on the page to stop the ink from running into the deeper layers of the paper, producing finer and sharper colour images. Each finish has its own attributes so we will help you in finding the right finish for your photo paper.

 

Application:

Paper type:

Finish:

Photos with matte finish, designs, promotional materials

123ink High colour

Matte

Photos with glossy finish, for standard use

123ink Glossy

High gloss

Photos with extra firmness, for long-term use

123ink Premium Glossy

Semi-gloss or high-gloss

Professional photos, important amateur photos

123ink Ultra Glossy

Semi-gloss or high-gloss

 
  • High colour matte photo paper can print at the highest possible resolution. Its specific trait is that it doesn't create distracting reflections giving your image darker blacks. Compared to standard 80 grams copy paper, this type of paper gives a brilliant colour reproduction, crystal clear lines with extremely fine contrast. This paper dries instantly and is water resistant.

  • Glossy photo paper has an extra white surface and a fine paper structure that helps you obtain a very detailed image. It also gives very rich colours and is great for printing snapshots of your family, friends or nature. This paper dries instantly and is water resistant.

  • Premium glossy photo paper is an extra strong high-gloss photo paper you can use for your important photos. It has vivid lifelike colours and is ideal for printing all of your digital photos. This paper instantly dries and is water resistant.

  • Ultra glossy photo paper is the best we have on offer with this you get the widest possible colour range, producing sharper images than a traditional photo. Photos, posters or art prints on Ultra Glossy paper have an extremely long shelf life and will not fade. The special coating dries immediately, is smudge-proof and waterproof. Photo lab quality prints.

  • Canvas photo paper is used for helping the image seem more like a painting as it is made from cotton. It gives great colours and crisp images. It is high quality, water-resistant paper.

  • Lustre photo paper has characteristics of both glossy and matte, rich in colour and skin tones with subtle texture. A beautifully silk smooth paper giving the image a softer finish. It is water-resistant, will not scuff, and does not flake.

Difference in paper thickness

  • Photo paper of 135gsm is perfect for high-resolution prints, crystal clear definition, extremely high contrast fast drying and water resistant.
  • Photo paper of 180gsm is most commonly used for image reproduction. Prints that have a keepsake value such as framed pictures.
  • Photo paper of 230gsm is a more sturdy paper used in gallery photo production, making greeting cards, menus or invitation cards.
  • Photo paper of 260gsm would be used for your most precious photos with a luxury, clean, smooth finish, this paper will make your images stand out.
  • Photo paper of 290gsm is the best we offer. Developed to produce the widest and finest colour scale, for realistic prints exceeding normal photo quality.

 

*Always check your printer max gsm as a heavier sheet may not be compatible. Most modern photo printers can take paper weights of up to 250gsm

 

How to find the right photo paper size

Photo paper is graded in R size, this is a reference to the shortest side of the paper in inches. So with 2 x 3 inch sized paper, the R size is 2, as it is the smallest side in inches. 

  
             Here is a short guide to help you in your choice
  • 2R is specially designed for sprocket photo printers.

  • S2R is also a custom size made for the Canon Selphy Square QX10.  

  • 4R this is the most common photo paper, used for standard photo albums.

  • 5R is great for printing your social media images onto the square sized page

  • S5R for an even larger image will take your photos to the next level.

  • 7R gives a much stronger image while not being too overwhelming.

  • A4 photo paper is commonly used for framed photos and other photo enlargements.

  • A3 photo paper is larger again, used for posters that need that photo feel.

  • A2 photo paper is usually used for charts, notices and window displays.

 

2R
 

S2R
 

4R
 

5R
 

S5R
 

7R
 

A4
 

A3
 

A2
 

mm 

 50 
  

  x
 

 76

72
 

x
 

85

100
 

x
 

150

130
 

x
 

130

130
 

x
 

180

200
 

x
 

259

297
 

x
 

420

420
 

x
 

594

594 
 

 x
 

841

cm

5
 

x
 

7.6

7.2
 

x
 

8.5

10
 

x
 

15

13
 

x
 

13

13
 

x
 

18

20
 

x
 

25

29.7
 

x
 

42

42
 

x
 

59.4

59.4
 

x
 

84.1

inch

2
 

x
 

3

2.8
 

x
 

3.3

6
 

x
 

4

5.1
 

x
 

5.1

5
 

x
 

7

7.87
 

x
 

9.84

11.7
 

x
 

16.5

16.5
 

x
 

23.4

23.4
 

x
 

33.1

 

Best printers for photographic printing

Your choice in a printer is one of the most important when printing your photo images. Inkjet printers have a dynamic colouring effect that comes from varying the amount of ink sprayed from each cartridge so a better paper quality will absorb the right amount of ink and make your photo glossy and shiny. For more explicit photo colour and vibrant images we have inkjet printers with 5, 6 or even 8 dedicated colours, making sure you get the fullest spectrum of colour in your work. You can compare the benefits of our printers on our printer comparison page. If you need ink we have a wide range of branded name inkjet ink cartridges and 123ink branded cartridges, which have been made from the best materials for a lower cost and producing beautiful images on your paper.

 

Mobile printing or Instant photo paper

We also have a wide range of mobile printing paper and Instant photo paper for all your Instax Polaroid or HP sprocket-pocket printers.

 

Questions?

Have you any queries about ordering some of our high quality, low cost photo paper or about another of our office supplies? Feel free to give us a call. We will be happy to help you! Remember, if you place your order before 4pm Monday to Thursday, you'll likely have it on your desk the next working day!  We aim to ship over 9 out of 10 orders the same day.

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