==Price and Availability==
I'm no photographer but I do enjoy taking photos as a hobby and after receiving a discounted photo printer when buying a camera a few years ago photo paper is always something I like to have in. I've used a variety of different versions one of the being Fujiflim 180GSM Photo Inkjet Paper. I managed to get 20 A4 Sheets for about £6.50 which isn't too bad although it's not the best priced photo paper available I hoped the quality would be good and for this I don't mind paying a little extra. If you're buying bigger pack sizes then the price per sheet of paper becomes cheaper but I didn't have the money to buy in bulk at the time.
==Fujifilm 180GSM Photo Inkjet Paper==
This photo paper comes in a cardboard sleeve which, in my experience was perfectly capable of holding the paper I bought and kept it clean and stopped it getting creased. I usually opt for photo paper weighted at 180GSM and so buy this weight out of routine really, the higher the GSM (Grams per Square Meter) the thicker and better quality the paper is and the more true to life the printed image will be. These A4 sheets have an ultra- white gloss finish which dries instantly, it's suitable for all inkjet printers, which in my opinion makes this paper a good buy for anyone who wishes to print their everyday photographs.
The paper is very well weighted; I can definitely tell it's a little more expensive than some of the other brands of photo paper that I have used. The surface is high gloss, with the reverse of the paper being matt, the paper is ultra- white and you can really tell this when looking at it, other brands I have used have had quite a dull appearance but the quality of this paper really does show. When the paper is printed on I was pleased how good the images look, they are incredibly sharp and high quality. I have often printed pictures and have mentioned before that there's dullness to them but I find the colours look so vivid on the ultra white paper and show true to life colours as they are in the image. The paper gives images a really professional look for a fraction of the price; I was really impressed with this paper and will definitely use it in future.
If you're looking for an affordable, everyday, high quality photo paper then look no further. There are slightly cheaper alternatives available but I would pick this Fujifilm Paper over them every time. I was shocked and pleased with the quality this paper provides when printing images and will continue to use and buy it in future.
Both my husband and I are keen photographers with many of our captured images being displayed on the walls inside our home. In addition, we frequently photograph the children of our friends and combine their images with their favourite cartoon characters, which make a wonderful treasured keepsake.
Whilst there are dozens of brands of photo paper on the market with Kodak previously being our first choice, back last year we noticed a hundred sheet pack of Fujifilm's A4 inkjet paper with a weight of 180 gsm, which had been heavily discounted, so we decided to give it a try. We have used the paper on many occasions for our various projects with this review discussing my thoughts.
The paper, which is suitable for all inkjet printers, is presented inside what I believed to be a sturdy cardboard sleeve although ours fell apart at both ends not long after purchase, so it was necessary to reseal it to protect the sheets of glossy paper. The reverse of the packaging displays four products contained within the Fujifilm Multijet range, which range from 150 gsm for the everyday quality to 270 gsm for the premium quality.
Each of the pure white A4 sheets with their measurements of 210 mm x 297 mm is perfectly cut and they offer both a high quality appearance and texture with their matt reverse together with their glossy PE coated smooth upper section. The weight of 180 gsm per sheet is deemed suitable for regular, good quality volume use and I have easily been able to place approximately twenty into our printer tray without causing any problems.
Obviously a good quality ink is also required in order to obtain a superior image and we use a Fotorite Ciss Continuous Ink System for our Epson XP102 printer. We are able to print out digital photographs with great speed and by using Fujifilm's Photo Inkjet Paper, the images are crisp, offer superb clarity of colours in addition to a professional glossy finish.
Whilst some of the cheaper brands of photo printer can take ages to dry in addition to offering a dull and often blurred looking image, the paper allows the ink to dry instantly without permeating through to the reverse of the sheet with the results being similar to what we would have obtained if we had used a professional printing company; something we have not undertaken for many years.
As many of our photographs are displayed on the walls, they are often in direct sunlight and whilst they are positioned inside frames behind glass, I cannot speak of any colour fading although this will no doubt occur a long period of time. Whilst I have not spilt any liquid onto any of the images, according to the cardboard packaging, the glossy paper is water resistant.
I have no complaints with the quality of this glossy paper and will certainly make further purchases in the future. Whilst Amazon normally stock the hundred sheet packs with a weight of 180 gsm they are currently out of stock although you should be able to make a purchase from stores such as Boots and Asda for around £9 - £10. You can also purchase packs containing twenty or forty sheets.
I hope you found my review useful and thanks for reading.