Heavy glossy photo paper for postcards for Epson Stylus Pro 3880

Discussion in 'Inkjet Paper' started by Coloboque, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. Coloboque

    Coloboque Member

    Aug 2011
    Can anyone please recommend affordable thick glossy photo paper for Epson Stylus Pro 3880 printer? The paper should preferably be 14 pt (15 or 16 is fine too) and glossy on one side. The other side will have just a minimal printing of the standard address lines you see on your typical touristy postcards.

    I tried the Red River 96lb Pecos Gloss Magna stock and it was the best one I've found so far. The ink gets absorbed like magic. But the price is waaaay too high, I can't justify it. I'm looking for paper that matches this Red River paper. Maybe someone knows which one it could be?

    I tried the OK papers (glossy Futura and several others), but the results aren't that great. The cards look fine with very light images but when an image has bold saturated colors or is in dark colors (even B&W), the paper doesn't absorb the ink and smudges the whole thing. I'm lost and need help! :(
  2. IT Supplies

    IT Supplies Senior Member

    Sep 2012
    Rolling Meadows, IL
    I see this posting was from a few months ago, but we can possibly help you with options since we carry around 15+ different brands of media and many other printing products. We have the OEM brands as well as fine art with several selections. Feel free to check us out and if you have questions, we are an email or phone call away :)

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