I do all my photo printing at home and hinted earlier that my favorite paper is a store generic. Yes, it’s the truth! You can catch up on why I print at home in this post.
I only buy 8.5×11″ photo paper. I can never get 4×6″ sheets of paper to work for me. Plus, I rarely print just 4×6″ photos, but when I do I can lay them out on an 8.5×11″ sheet and cut them out. Printing on larger sheets lets me do cool things like photo blocks like I did in this layout or tiny photos as in this layout.
What if I need to print a picture now but can’t fill up an entire 8.5×11″ sheet? I save the rest of the sheet for later so there’s no waste.
Staples Photo Supreme Satin Paper
Satin. Not gloss, not matte. As far as I know, Staples is the only manufacturer that offers satin paper. I don’t like the glare of glossy paper and it’s too easy to fingerprint. Matte photo paper pretty much looks like a sheet of cardstock.
What’s so great about it?
- No fingerprints: this is great when I’m cutting out the pictures and handling them while scrapbooking. I don’t have to be that careful with them.
- Dries fast: I can start using these photos 20 minutes after I print them (and that’s with me waiting to be on the safe side).
- Heft: the paper has a nice heavy feel to it and the pictures don’t look like they were cheaply produced.
- Satin sheen: the photos have a matte finish with a nice sheen to them. It’s kind of like glossy taken down a notch.
I can’t find this in my local Staples and have to order it online. I really hope they don’t discontinue it because it’s a fantastic product!
Note: I was not paid by Staples to endorse this item just as I am not paid to endorse anything. I only feature items that I love and actually use.