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Article: [I tried printing] The charm of EPSON Professional Photo Paper Thick Glossy Paper

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[I tried printing] The charm of EPSON Professional Photo Paper Thick Glossy Paper

EPSON professional photo paper thick glossy

The "Professional Photo Paper Thick Glossy" we are introducing this time is one of the high quality photo papers called the Profoto series created by EPSON.

This paper , which is highly supported by photographers, photographers, art students, and other people active in the photography and art fields, is highly compatible with genuine EPSON printers, and you can always get the results you expect. .

Manufacturers sell thick letters and thin letters that can be used depending on the purpose of use , but "PHOTOPRI" offers three carefully selected types from among the "thick" types that are most frequently ordered.

In this article, we will focus on Profoto Thick Gloss .

"I would like to know about Profoto before ordering."

“What are the characteristics of thick gloss?”

“What kind of photos and illustrations are suitable for?”

I am writing this for those who have similar problems.

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[EPSON] Selection of Profoto thick gloss

What is Profoto?

There are many types of glossy paper that EPSON handles, and it is difficult to understand the characteristics and impressions of the paper until you actually print on it.

I think this can be a barrier for beginners in printing.

There are so many people who say, ``I don't know which paper to choose.''

Glossy paper comes in three types: glossy, semi-glossy, and slightly glossy, and can be used for general purposes such as posters and graphic art, as well as for printing photos for exhibition works.

We often get asked, ``What glossy paper do you recommend?'' To be honest, it's difficult for me to answer this question.

This is because we cannot tell from this question how the customer intends to use the printed material .

The intensity of reflected light varies depending on the type of glossy paper.

EPSON professional photo paper thick glossy

(↑ Profoto thick gloss has a clear and strong reflection of light.)

As you can read, the reflected light weakens in the order of "glossy>semi-gloss>slightly glossy".

The strength of being “chosen”

Thick gloss is by far the most popular of the Profoto series.

Why is it so popular?

This can be thought of as ``ease of selection,'' which simply comes from ease of use.

There are many glossy papers available in the world, but for those who often print large formats, some people think that Profoto thick glossy is the standard .

The surface of the paper is flat and beautiful. It's certainly shiny, but it's not too reflective.

EPSON professional photo paper thick glossy

When printed, the colors are faithfully reproduced in both photographs and illustrations , and even when compared with the data, the colors do not change significantly.

Also, in addition to the Profoto series, EPSON also sells cut paper called ``photo paper (glossy)'', so I think everyone has often seen glossy paper. Masu.

I'm sure there are quite a few people who say, "I've never done large-format printing, but I have printed 2L size." (Group photos on school trips are often taken on glossy paper.)

In any case, it is certain that ``easiness of selection'' is a major weapon and strength of Profoto Thick Gloss.

I would like to reiterate that if you are not sure which paper to choose, please try the Profoto series.

I'm sure it will be useful for any purpose.

What kind of photos/illustrations are suitable?

Capable of photographing various subjects

If you look at the works of people who use Profoto Thick Gloss, you will see that there is a wide variety of subject genres .

To be honest, I have learned from past experience that in reality, most people print ``photos'' and rarely print ``illustrations.''

Premium matte paper is recommended for printing illustrations. Please read it if you have time!

Click here for the article on premium matte paper

This is my personal imagination, but even though there are variations in the specialty of taking pictures of people, animals, buildings, landscapes, sports, etc., the option of Profoto Thick Glossy certainly comes to mind at the shooting site. it might be.

EPSON professional photo paper thick glossy

As you can see in the photo above, the black color is tight and gives it a cool look.

The skin tones are natural , and the finish does not cause any discomfort to the viewer.

Precautions for handling

Profoto Thick Gloss has a strong glossy feel, so any scratches accidentally made on the surface of the printed material will become noticeable due to reflected light.

Of course, any paper can get scratched, but you need to be especially careful with Profoto thick glossy paper, so please be careful when removing it from the box.


I saw a photo of an eagle flying just above the surface of the water, hunting for prey.

If what you want to convey in your photo is the coolness of a wild animal, such as an eagle's sharp expression, large wings, or sharp claws, you want it to have a certain impact, so use Profoto's thick glossy material, which gives a clear outline. did.

It is true that printing is done on a flat paper surface, so you may be able to get a clearer image with Profoto's thick glossy paper compared to silky paper that has irregularities such as fine grains.

You said, ``It's just a feeling, haha.''

Please use it as a reference only. lol

Would you like to try printing a sample of Profoto Thick Gloss?

Just like you take a test drive when you buy a car, we want you to use the trial print service and experience the paper for yourself before printing.

You can't really understand the texture, texture, color reproduction, etc. of a wide variety of papers, such as glossy paper, matte paper, fine art paper, and Japanese paper, until you actually hold the printed material in your hands.

Even if you try to choose the best one from a large number of papers, it may be difficult. There are many people who don't know which one to choose.

You can print a trial print using your own photo data .

We have a trial set that suits your preferences, so please take advantage of it!


Free trial print

PHOTOPRI, a large-format print service with photo exhibition quality, supports prints up to B0 size, and our professional staff, including myself, use skilled color matching to create high-definition and beautiful photographs, illustrations, and paintings. .

The A1 size is about 3,800 yen, which is reasonable despite the quality, so please consider it!

We also offer free trial printing for A5 size prints, so please check the quality first!

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