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What paper should I use?

If you’re like me you’ll probably change your design a few times before you’re satisfied with your final scrap page. However happy you are with the design on the screen it could surprise you how it really looks once it’s printed. So rather than using expensive photo paper, print your design on regular cheap paper just to check it’s OK and you’re happy with it before using the more expensive paper.

If you are using a pigment printer then for the best results use a matt or plain paper. These inks do take a little longer to dry, so don’t put newly printed pages on top of each other or they could smudge!

Use papers that are compatible with your printer. So if you have an Epson printer, the Epson papers will be the best choice. A few years ago I would have said that the photo glossy paper would give the best results, but things have come on in leaps and bounds over the years and now it really is a matter of personal choice. Photo papers, either matt or gloss will look the best and retain the colours for the longest. If you have a regular dye printer, don’t despair. The beauty of digscrapping is that you still have the files and you can reprint them if your album pages start to fade.

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