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Canson InfinityDiscovery Pack (8.5 x 11", Letter, 12 Sheets)
 
4.8

(based on 26 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Professional weight (9)
  • Sharp tones & colors (8)
  • Bright (6)
  • Doesn't jam (5)
  • Durable (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Color photos (8)
    • Black & white documents (5)
    • Landscape/scenery (5)
    • Travel (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Frequent user (10), Photo enthusiast (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (9), Business (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (9)

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    5.0

    A variety of beautiful papers

    By Abigail

    from Riverside, CA

    About Me Photography Student

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Great Picture Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Weddings/Events
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Canson Infinity Discovery Pack (8.5 x 11", Letter, 12 Sheets):

      I was recommended to buy this product by my professor. It has a variety of papers to experiment.

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      5.0

      Best all round Paper

      By rickyb

      from Enfield,Ct

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Great Picture Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel

        Comments about Canson Infinity Discovery Pack (8.5 x 11", Letter, 12 Sheets):

        I like using the infinity packs because it gives me a chance to try what is available. Each sheet has the name of the paper on reverse side. You have all the choices of glossy thru canvas text. I have known Canson for many years and their quality is beyond compare. It is made in France and is acid free. My only con is the price, but you pay for quality, color and long life. My prints will be around much longer than myself.

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        5.0

        Well worth it

        By allinob31

        from Chicago, IL

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

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              Comments about Canson Infinity Discovery Pack (8.5 x 11", Letter, 12 Sheets):

              Had some questions regarding some specific details and wanted to see a more detailed example prior to investing into something that I may or may not like. Not so many places carry printed samples so this was well worth the investment.

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              5.0

              This pack makes me want to buy Canson pa

              By Rick

              from Elm Grove WI

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Great Picture Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Travel
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Canson Infinity Discovery Pack (8.5 x 11", Letter, 12 Sheets):

                I'd heard Canson was great and had a formidable history in paper. I've printed matte-type and gloss-type already and fully intend to buy some packs in the future.

                Actually 14 sheets.

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                4.0

                Good for experimenting

                By Sue

                from Philadelphia

                Comments about Canson Infinity Discovery Pack (8.5 x 11", Letter, 12 Sheets):

                I purchased this pack to try on my Canon Pro 9000 Mark II printer. The glossy papers worked better, probably because the printer doesn't have a matte black cartridge. I got good prints witty a few of the rag papers, and now I know which papers to buy in bulk. I liked the labeling on the back of each sheet and the variety of 12 different papers.

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                5.0

                Great product

                By Patrick

                from Salt Lake City, UT

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Excellent quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Fine Art Photo Printing
                  • General Photo Printing

                  Comments about Canson Infinity Discovery Pack (8.5 x 11", Letter, 12 Sheets):

                  It was very nice to try such a variety of papers for a low price. All papers in this pack are of excellent quality, and there is quite a variety; and the paper arrived in perfect condition. Additionally, profiles from Canson for my printer (Pixma Pro-10) are excellent for color accuracy and only slightly inconsistent for linearity--e.g. there is a small amount of very deep shadow clipping for some of the papers. Considering that these profiles are not specific to my particular copy of the Pro-10, I was impressed with their quality, and certainly I was able to get a good idea of what each paper is capable of producing.

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                  4.0

                  Great Sample back... with 14 Sheets

                  By Pico One

                  from NY, NY

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

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                        Comments about Canson Infinity Discovery Pack (8.5 x 11", Letter, 12 Sheets):

                        Good way to experiment with a large variety of finishes and substrates. Even better than B&H's product description, this actually comes with 14 different sheets (not 12).

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                        5.0

                        Even better than description

                        By Picone

                        from NY, NY

                        Comments about Canson Infinity Discovery Pack (8.5 x 11", Letter, 12 Sheets):

                        Looking forward to trying all of these papers. I think worth mentioning that while B&H's product description indicates there are 12 sheets in this sample pack, my package indicates 14 different sheets. From what I can tell, the 2 addt'l sheets you also get (not described here) are:
                        Rag Photographic in the 210 gsm weight, and PhotoArt HD Canvas 400 gsm.

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                        5.0

                        Great Testing Option

                        By Ollie

                        from Allendale, MI

                        About Me Photography Student

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • High Quality
                        • Variety

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Black and white
                          • Color Photography

                          Comments about Canson Infinity Discovery Pack (8.5 x 11", Letter, 12 Sheets):

                          As a photography student printing their thesis the ability to test all these different high quality papers for a reasonably low price is invaluable. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who's looking for different paper options.

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Canson Discovery Pack - fine art papers

                          By Grafocal

                          from Puyallup, WA

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Exceptional Papers
                          • Good Documentation

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Fine Art Print Paper Eval
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Travel
                            • Wildlife Photos

                            Comments about Canson Infinity Discovery Pack (8.5 x 11", Letter, 12 Sheets):

                            This is a great way to see how a high end printer will reproduce target images on Canson's Infinity papers. Canson's website had the ICC profiles for each paper and my printer, as well as recommended printer settings. I was able to determine which paper to buy more of for more detailed print testing.The only reason for 4 stars instead of 5 is that one of the paper samples listed on the package was not included, but two samples of another paper were. Not a big loss to me because the missing paper probably wouldn't have been suitable for the images I want to print. Also one sample had some damage to the finish.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            What Beautiful Papers!

                            By Scott Weaver

                            from Las Cruces, NM

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Excellent Selection
                            • Highest Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Fine art printing
                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Nude Art Images
                              • Still Life Images

                              Comments about Canson Infinity Discovery Pack (8.5 x 11", Letter, 12 Sheets):

                              Samples of fourteen of Canson's outstanding papers for inkjet. Nothing can beat holding and handling papers before deciding which is best suited to a particular image. I'm so glad I have these!

                              The papers included range from super glossy, to baryta lustre, to the many world-class matte papers Canson-Infinity is celebrated for. I especially look forward to trying the watercolor papers, Aquarelle Rag 240 GSM, Aquarelle 310 GSM, and Mi Teinte 170 GSM. Comparing these to Hahnemuhle's Albrecht Durer paper was quite interesting! The subtle differences can only be appreciated when holding the papers side by side, and it's far too expensive for most of us to order full boxes of these art papers just to try them out.

                              A great selection of Canson papers, certainly among the very best available.

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                              5.0

                              How wonderful!

                              By Marshlands

                              from Michigan

                              About Me Frequent User

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Color Photos

                                  Comments about Canson Infinity Discovery Pack (8.5 x 11", Letter, 12 Sheets):

                                  Pleased as punch anytime one of the great paper companies offers
                                  a sample pack!!! Wish they would all do this :-)

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal

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                                  5.0

                                  Good

                                  By Dave

                                  from New Zealand

                                  About Me Heavy Duty User

                                  Verified Buyer

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                                        Comments about Canson Infinity Discovery Pack (8.5 x 11", Letter, 12 Sheets):

                                        Excellent way to try these papers out.

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Business

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                                        5.0

                                        Great for finding your ideal papers !!

                                        By Dominic Jackson

                                        from Virginia Beach, VA

                                        About Me Frequent User

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Bright
                                        • Professional Weight
                                        • Sharp Tones & Colors

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Color Photos

                                          Comments about Canson Infinity Discovery Pack (8.5 x 11", Letter, 12 Sheets):

                                          Great sample pack of quality papers. Used with the appropriate ICC profiles, you can see instant results in the Photoshop print module. Papers print nicely and offer fantastic tones and colors. Black and White prints are just as exceptional. This is a good pack in which to explore substrate types from this manufacturer.

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                                          • Personal

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                                          5.0

                                          Great Variety

                                          By Rod

                                          from Greenville SC

                                          About Me Frequent User

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Good Value
                                          • Professional Weight
                                          • Sharp Tones & Colors

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Canson Infinity Discovery Pack (8.5 x 11", Letter, 12 Sheets):

                                              I bought this along with a few other sample packs to make test for a show I am putting together. Although there are a few papers I didn't need I was able to make an informed decision for a the exhibition.

                                              • Primary use:
                                              • Personal

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                                              5.0

                                              Best Idea Since Sliced Bread

                                              By TieTheKnotVideos.com

                                              from Chicago

                                              About Me Heavy Duty User

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Bright
                                              • Durable
                                              • Professional Weight
                                              • Sharp Tones & Colors

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Black & White documents
                                                • Color Photos

                                                Comments about Canson Infinity Discovery Pack (8.5 x 11", Letter, 12 Sheets):

                                                Good paper is so expensive. And who wants to drop $75 on a package/brand that turns out NOT to be what you expected (or wanted)?Sampler packs are the solution: lots of different types of paper in one inexpensive lot. Use 'em all, decide what you like -- and order that one next time!

                                                • Primary use:
                                                • Personal

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                                                5.0

                                                I would buy this product again

                                                By eeeek

                                                from brooklyn, ny

                                                Verified Buyer

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                                                      Comments about Canson Infinity Discovery Pack (8.5 x 11", Letter, 12 Sheets):

                                                      Get introduction to a variety of professional inkjet printer papers. Great price.

                                                      • Primary use:
                                                      • Personal

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                                                      4.0

                                                      Mixed Review for Good Paper

                                                      By Bryan K.

                                                      from Houston, TX

                                                      About Me Quality Oriented

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Archival ratings
                                                      • Attractive satin finish

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • Fine photos

                                                        Comments about Canson Infinity Discovery Pack (8.5 x 11", Letter, 12 Sheets):

                                                        I really liked some of the papers in this pack, but not others. I have printed sample images on several types of papers from Harmon, Moab and Canon in addition to this one by Canson Infinity.

                                                        The Canson papers really shined with the rag and satin finishes. I liked the colors and the texture of the papers. Some of their art paper finishes had a lot of texture if you prefer that to the smoother art papers.

                                                        I was not as impressed with the high gloss finishes. They seemed to lack some of the darker blacks.

                                                        Overall a great pack to get familiar with the papers, and it was easy to download the profiles from the Canson website. Definitely recommend it if you like satin and non-gloss fine art papers.

                                                        Also a plus they list no optical image brightners as those can increase fading over time.

                                                        • Primary use:
                                                        • Business

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                                                        5.0

                                                        Found some real gems

                                                        By rlafoto

                                                        from Raleigh, NC

                                                        About Me Frequent User

                                                        Verified Buyer

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Bright
                                                        • Sharp Tones & Colors

                                                        Cons

                                                          Best Uses

                                                          • Black & White documents
                                                          • Color Photos

                                                          Comments about Canson Infinity Discovery Pack (8.5 x 11", Letter, 12 Sheets):

                                                          Found some great photo black fine art papers...

                                                          • Primary use:
                                                          • Business

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                                                          5.0

                                                          Extremely helpful

                                                          By John Kelly

                                                          from Brooklyn, NY

                                                          About Me Frequent User

                                                          Verified Buyer

                                                          Pros

                                                          • Doesn't Jam
                                                          • Good Value
                                                          • Professional Weight

                                                          Cons

                                                            Best Uses

                                                            • Black & White documents
                                                            • Color Photos
                                                            • Graphics & Charts
                                                            • Professional Documents

                                                            Comments about Canson Infinity Discovery Pack (8.5 x 11", Letter, 12 Sheets):

                                                            I bought the discovery pack to help me evaluate the Canson paper selection. Printing a few test images on each sheet quickly revealed the strengths and weaknesses of each paper for certain kinds of work.

                                                            • Primary use:
                                                            • Business

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