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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.

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