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Inkpress Media Metallic Photo Paper (255 gsm, 8.5 x 11", Letter, 20 Sheets)

B&H # INMP851120 Mfr # MP851120
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Product Highlights
  • Metallic High Gloss Surface
  • Produces Vibrant and Stunning Prints
  • Highly Scratch Resistant
  • Water Resistant, Instant Drying
  • Light Fast
  • Works with Dye- & Pigment-Based Inks

Inkpress Metallic Paper is an amazing media for inkjet photo papers. This paper allows you to print vibrant and stunning prints that could have only been achieved previously in a traditional darkroom. The metallic, high-gloss surface on this 255 gsm, 10 mil paper yields prints that are sharp, vibrant, and exceptionally rich-looking. This paper is compatible with both dye- and pigment-based inks and provides the perfect way to make portraits, commercial display prints, and competition prints that stand out. The light fast, instant-dry, scratch-resistant surface of Inkpress Metallic Paper makes it practical for everyday use in busy studios.

Basis Weight 255 gsm
Thickness 10 mil (254 micron)
ISO Brightness Not Specified by Manufacturer
Opacity Light fast
Surface Finish Glossy
Dimensions 8.5 x 11.0" (21.59 x 27.94 cm)

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Inkpress MediaMetallic Photo Paper (255 gsm, 8.5 x 11", Letter, 20 Sheets)
 
4.0

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

77%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Bright (6)
  • Good value (6)
  • Professional weight (5)
  • Sharp tones & colors (5)
  • Vivid printouts (4)

Cons

  • Dull tones & colors (3)

Best Uses

  • Color photos (6)
  • Graphics and photos (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Frequent user (3), Heavy duty user (3), Infrequent user (3), Quality oriented (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (9), Business (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Punchy, Visually striking, almost 3D

I had been meaning to try metallic papers. Finally, I had some suitable images to give it a go.
This paper is the first in my trials. First it is reasonably priced....Read complete review

I had been meaning to try metallic papers. Finally, I had some suitable images to give it a go.
This paper is the first in my trials. First it is reasonably priced. Secondly the results a terrific. My pictures had added depth and clarity not seen with ordinary papers. The paper itself has a pearly sheen to it, and this adds impact to highlights.

I used this on a R2400 printer, I simply selected Ultra Premium Presentation Gloss profile and it printed just fine, better than fine. I don't know if I will bother with ICC profiles, because I am happy with results.

Select your images for contrast and punch. I used Viveza to bump up the structure and increased contrast, and the results were super.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not very impressive

Bought this paper as a trial to see how it compares to true R4 process metallic papers and I was more than disappointed.

Although I did not have much hope that it...Read complete review

Bought this paper as a trial to see how it compares to true R4 process metallic papers and I was more than disappointed.

Although I did not have much hope that it would work extremely well I at least thought that it would have the appearance of a High Gloss plus some. Results were unrealistic and the colors even with the Inkpress ICC profiles were well off target.

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4.0

Punchy, Visually striking, almost 3D

By CK

from New Jersey

About Me Heavy Duty User

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Bright
  • Doesn't Jam
  • Good Value
  • Sharp Tones & Colors

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Black White Images
    • Color Photos
    • Graphics & Charts

    Comments about Inkpress Media Metallic Photo Paper (255 gsm, 8.5 x 11", Letter, 20 Sheets):

    I had been meaning to try metallic papers. Finally, I had some suitable images to give it a go.
    This paper is the first in my trials. First it is reasonably priced. Secondly the results a terrific. My pictures had added depth and clarity not seen with ordinary papers. The paper itself has a pearly sheen to it, and this adds impact to highlights.

    I used this on a R2400 printer, I simply selected Ultra Premium Presentation Gloss profile and it printed just fine, better than fine. I don't know if I will bother with ICC profiles, because I am happy with results.

    Select your images for contrast and punch. I used Viveza to bump up the structure and increased contrast, and the results were super.

    • Primary use:
    • Business

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    5.0

    Excellent paper. Deep, vibrant colors

    By Sensei

    from Allentown, PA

    About Me Frequent User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Bright
    • Doesn't Jam
    • Durable
    • Good Value
    • Professional Weight
    • Sharp Tones & Colors

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Color Photos

      Comments about Inkpress Media Metallic Photo Paper (255 gsm, 8.5 x 11", Letter, 20 Sheets):

      Produces a 3D effect

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      • Business

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      3.0

      On Epson and Canon Pro Printers

      By woodshop

      from Rochester MN

      About Me Heavy Duty User

      Pros

      • Bright
      • Professional Weight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Black & White documents
        • Color Photos

        Comments about Inkpress Media Metallic Photo Paper (255 gsm, 8.5 x 11", Letter, 20 Sheets):

        I am working on series of B/W rock and tree images and like the look of the Kodak Endura photo paper. It would be nice to find an inkjet paper that was similar characteristics for testing and adjustments rather than sending out to make proofs. The write up for the Inkpress Metallic Paper looked promising; here is what I found for the Canon Pro9500 II and the Epson R2400 and those with like ink.

        Prints from both printers lack the "3D" depth found from the Endura prints to a fairly good degree. It is as if you are not comparing the same product set. It is apparent that the ink is resting on top of the paper and not part of "glow" found using the Endura. The Canon ink has bright highlights and pleasant midtones but loss of shadow detail. The Epson ink produces a good detailed print throughout the tonal range. The canon print is a bit cooler (red) than the Epson but we are splitting hairs here. In both cases Photo Shop managed the printing and I used the printer ICCs. Using the ICC provided by Inkpress for the Epson produced a decidedly greenish looking print.

        Over all the prints are acceptable and have an opalescent quality about them and are a notch up from the usual glossy print, but they will not to be confused with the Kodak Endura prints. I feel the Inkpress paper printed using the Epson printer is suitable for testing and proofs or as a final product. Unfortunatly, I feel a need to test other metallic papers.

        If you get a chance view the text for the INKPRESS METALLIC GLOSS product description at the Inkpresspaper web site. As of this entry it has not been changed. Regards.

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        • Personal

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        5.0

        Great Photos!

        By Photography by Wanda

        from Glens Falls, NY

        About Me Frequent User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Bright
        • Doesn't Jam
        • Durable
        • Good Value
        • Professional Weight
        • Sharp Tones & Colors

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Color Photos

          Comments about Inkpress Media Metallic Photo Paper (255 gsm, 8.5 x 11", Letter, 20 Sheets):

          I have printed several shots on the metalic paper and love them all. Everything from sunrises to fireworks and each one looks great. I printed one on regular glossy paper and than on the metalic paper and the metalic print is 10x better, much more detail and depth. Will be ordering more soon, and larger sizes. Also ordering with B&H is so quick and easy!

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          • Personal

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          3.0

          It's all right, not very impressive.

          By Duy

          from Annandale, VA

          About Me Infrequent User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Professional Weight

          Cons

          • Dull Tones & Colors

          Best Uses

            Comments about Inkpress Media Metallic Photo Paper (255 gsm, 8.5 x 11", Letter, 20 Sheets):

            I printed it on the Epson 9600 and compare this brand to the Epson glossy 250gsm, the old Konica glossy, the HP papers. All papers were printed by the same printer. The color for this paper is not better than the others, less contrast and less vibrant. I don't know if I should buy this brand again. It's more expensive but the outcome is not impressive like I expected.

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            • Personal

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            3.0

            It's okay

            By Don

            from Phoenix

            About Me Quality Oriented

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Vivid Printouts

            Cons

            • Pricey / Poor Value

            Best Uses

              Comments about Inkpress Media Metallic Photo Paper (255 gsm, 8.5 x 11", Letter, 20 Sheets):

              I did a number of side-by-side comparisons of prints with this paper and prints of the same images with HP Premium Plus photo paper. There were no dramatic differences in quality or appeal. The metallic paper has a slightly different look but I can't say it's a noticeably better look. Worth the price difference? Not to me.

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              • Personal

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              5.0

              Great Prints

              By Bob

              from NJ

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy to install
              • Good Value
              • Versatile
              • Vivid Printouts

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Graphics and Photos
                • Occasional Use

                Comments about Inkpress Media Metallic Photo Paper (255 gsm, 8.5 x 11", Letter, 20 Sheets):

                Both color and B&W photos stand out with this paper. Great product at great price!

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                • Personal

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                5.0

                Metallic Photo Paper

                By DMorris

                from Nags Head, NC

                About Me Quality Oriented

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Value
                • Vivid Printouts

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Graphics and Photos

                  Comments about Inkpress Media Metallic Photo Paper (255 gsm, 8.5 x 11", Letter, 20 Sheets):

                  I bought this paper to see how my photos would look on metallic paper. My photos look great! The quality of this product is very good.

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                  • Business

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                  5.0

                  Wonderful, professional-looking prints

                  By M Garrett Photography

                  from Texas

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Value
                  • Vivid Printouts

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Graphics and Photos

                    Comments about Inkpress Media Metallic Photo Paper (255 gsm, 8.5 x 11", Letter, 20 Sheets):

                    I love metallic prints and have been waiting for a manufacturer to come out with 8.5 x 11 paper so I could make small prints from home. I have a fairly nice HP photo printer, and the results are amazing! The prints look just like those I've ordered online, but for a much lower cost. This is a great paper for photographers who want smaller prints that really stand out.

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                    • Personal

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                    2.0

                    not as expected

                    By sylr210

                    from philly

                    About Me Infrequent User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Dull Tones & Colors
                      • Flimsy

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Inkpress Media Metallic Photo Paper (255 gsm, 8.5 x 11", Letter, 20 Sheets):

                        i thought the photographs would look better on it but it doesn't. im a bit disappointed in the quality.

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                        • Personal

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                        5.0

                        I love this paper!

                        By Glenn

                        from Arlington, VA

                        About Me Frequent User

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Bright
                        • Professional Weight
                        • Sharp Tones & Colors

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Color Photos

                          Comments about Inkpress Media Metallic Photo Paper (255 gsm, 8.5 x 11", Letter, 20 Sheets):

                          This paper is astounding. It adds a dimension that you don't get in other papers. If you view the image from different angles you really see the shimmer from the metallic. It makes colors really pop, especially if you have a shallow depth of field. Things that are normally metallic in real life really shine (pun intended) or things with lots of color like butterflies with iridescent wings really stand out. Have not tried it on B&W images so don't know how well it would work for that. It works very nicely with my Canon Pro9000 printer. Per Inkpress's website, no special ICC profile needed for Canon printers, just set the software to glossy paper. Definitely now my go-to paper.

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                          • Personal

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                          5.0

                          "Better than thought to be".

                          By Johnny Photobug

                          from Hillsborough, NJ

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

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                            Cons

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                                Comments about Inkpress Media Metallic Photo Paper (255 gsm, 8.5 x 11", Letter, 20 Sheets):

                                Not only does this papper make cars come alive with realism, it makes landscapes in color or black and color pop, like no other paper I've ever used. I would highly recomend this paper to anyone who wants to make a substantial difference in their important images.
                                Sincerely,

                                Johnny Perna Photographer

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                                5.0

                                VERY NICE!

                                By AJM

                                from Reston, VA

                                About Me Infrequent User

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Bright
                                • Reflective
                                • Sharp Tones & Colors

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Black & White documents
                                  • Color Photos

                                  Comments about Inkpress Media Metallic Photo Paper (255 gsm, 8.5 x 11", Letter, 20 Sheets):

                                  Recently had some photos printed at the local photo shop for $20 a piece. The prints made on this paper are just as nice and were printed with my Canon9000 printer at home!

                                  Others have commented that they looked better than metallic prints they had through other print shops.

                                  I will definitely be buying more, and looking at larger sizes.

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                                  1.0

                                  Not very impressive

                                  By Mick

                                  from New York, NY

                                  About Me Heavy Duty User

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                    Cons

                                    • Dull Tones & Colors
                                    • Flimsy
                                    • ICC profiles poor
                                    • Unrealistic colors

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Inkpress Media Metallic Photo Paper (255 gsm, 8.5 x 11", Letter, 20 Sheets):

                                      Bought this paper as a trial to see how it compares to true R4 process metallic papers and I was more than disappointed.

                                      Although I did not have much hope that it would work extremely well I at least thought that it would have the appearance of a High Gloss plus some. Results were unrealistic and the colors even with the Inkpress ICC profiles were well off target.

                                      :(

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                                      • Business

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