Inkjet Media and Paper Glossary - Photo Paper Direct ™

 

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

 

A

art canvas - Inkjet Coated high quality textile (paper) available in a3 or a4 and 24” roll sizes normally 100% cotton used for artistic prints, portraits and landscapes.

a4 - 297mm x 210mm in size its the most common paper size used for most home printing jobs exactly half the size of an a3 sheet.

a3 - 297mm x 420mm in size used for professional printing jobs the paper is double the size of an a4 paper.

a3 plus - 330mm x 483mm in size its a high quality premium paper used for professional printing jobs.

a5 - used mainly for greeting card the paper is half the size of an a4 sheet.


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B

bond paper - paper is which normally packed in reams of 500 sheets in a paper wrapping. The paper is normally between 80-100 gsm.

bulk paper - inkjet paper or photo paper which is sold in quantities of 500 to 10000 sheets. 

brochure paper - double sided photo paper with a satin finish and instant dry technology used in the production of high quality brochures and magazine style printing..

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C

cast coating - technology which initially started in Japan spread quickly to Europe, China, Korea and Taiwan of coating instant dry glossy papers.

colour gamut - the ability to have all tones and sub tones of colour shown clearly on a paper.

clear sticker paper - self adhesive film which is suitable for image prints and has a clear transparent finish.


compatible inkjet ink cartridges - a type of printer ink cartridges alternative to the ink manufactured by the original printer maker and manufactured according to original (OEM) specification.


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D

dark transfer paper - available in a3 or a4 sizes images or text could be printed onto the transfer paper and ironed on a dark fabric matter such as t-shirts.

double sided paper - a type of photo paper or matt high resolution paper, which has two printable sided making it very popular for brochure printing.

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F

fine art paper - acid free paper which contain alfa cellulose and cotton fibers. This to prevent yellowing and have the maximum image longevity. It comes in different weights and can be smooth or textured, off white or bright white, 100% cotton or cotton mix. To be used for high quality of fine art and photo art printing.

fabric transfer paper - also known as iron on paper or t shirt paper it comes in a3 or a4 paper size. images or text could then be printed onto the paper and ironed on fabric surfaces.

flyer paper - double sided photo paper with a satin finish and instant dry technology used in the production of high quality brochures.

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G

gsm - grams per square metre related to the weight of the paper.

glossy sticker paper - self adhesive film which is suitable for image prints and has a glossy finish. normally the paper is water resistant making it suitable for out-door use.

greeting card paper - a type of paper normally in a4 or a5 sizes which is scored in the middle for easy folding, can be printed on both sides and suitable for creating greeting cards complete with a personalized message using a home printer.


glitter iron on - also known as iron on glitter paper or t shirt paper it comes in a4 paper size with a glitter effect.

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I

inkjet paper - also known as ink-jet paper, normally a coated paper with matt/satin or gloss finish to provide a high resolution printing. it will only suit inkjet printers.

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L

laser paper - lso known as laser-jet paper Low cost paper for usage on toner based printers.

light transfer paper - available in a3 or a4 sizes sheets for printing of images or text could be printed onto the transfer paper and ironed on a light fabric matter such as t-shirts.

large format - also known as wide format the paper/media comes in the shape of paper rolls suitable for wide printers such as banners and display Materials.


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M

matt coated paper - a high resolution inkjet paper, which is a bond paper with a top matt coating (normally on one side only) to accommodate the ink droplet and to enhance the colour and definition of the image.

microporous coating - an Inkjet coating method known to be the highest quality coating which normally uses a polypropylene resin on both sides, based paper,  act as a barrier for the ink not to be absorbed into the paper. This type of coating is instant dry and provide a high colour gamut.

magnetic paper - an a4 inkjet paper/film sheet in matt or gloss finish laminated on a magnetic sheet which can be easily cut and affix the sheet to fridges and metal doors.

matt sticker paper - self adhesive inkjet film which is suitable for image prints and has a matt finish. normally the paper is water resistant making it suitable for out-door use.

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O

original inkjet cartridges - a type of printer ink cartridges manufactured by the original printer maker (OEM).

overhead projector film - also known as ohp or inkjet transparencies polyester film it comes as an a4 sheet allowing full colour prints, images, graphs and charts printed and displayed using an over head projector.

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P

photo gloss paper - the most common inkjet photo paper in the market with a glossy finish normally on one side.

photo gloss instant dry - the instant dry (or some will skip the word; instant) is an inkjet paper with a gloss coating which is normally coated with a technology called Cast Coating or microporous.

premium photo paper - high quality and heavy inkjet photo paper normally above 210gsm (grams per square metre) used in the production of high quality images.

photo microporous paper - high quality and heavy photo paper of around 250gsm (grams per square metre) which comes in satin (semi-gloss) or gloss finish and used mainly for professional photo prints.

printer bleeding - amount of ink a paper can handle without its colours bleeding one into the other.

photo cards - popular for the reproduction of pictures photo cards come as 10x15cm (also known as 4x6) and 13x18cm (also known as 5x7) with a glossy or satin finish and are compatible with home printers.

presentation paper - premium paper used for low cost printing of images, graphics and charts.

photo art - high quality heavy paper of between 280gsm to 350gsm available in a3 or a4 sizes with a silky smooth surface structure designed to maintain the natural characteristics of a smooth high-white art paper whilst maintaining the necessary natural aesthetics demanded by artists.

photo paper - a type of inkjet paper used to print images and photos, usually with a gloss or satin finish, except of Photo Art paper which has a matt finish, using a home printer.

photo paper direct - uk based online seller of high quality photo paper, inkjet cartridges and other office supply consumables. 

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Q

quality inkjet paper - also known as high resolution paper or matt coated paper, its a type of paper used to print images and charts with a matt finish using a home printer.

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R

remanufactured inkjet ink cartridges - a type of printer ink cartridges which uses the a recycled and reconditioned  original cartridge. The cartridge quality should be up to the original cartridge quality and in same time saving money and helping the environment.

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S

sticker paper - inkjet self adhesive film which is suitable for image prints and has a clear, glossy or matt finish. normally the paper is water resistant making it suitable for out-door use.

satin photo paper - also known as inkjet semi-gloss the paper will produce low glare prints.

shirts transfers - also known as inkjet iron on paper or t shirt paper the paper comes in a3 or a4 paper size. images or text could then be printed onto the paper and ironed on t shirts, apron and cotton bags.

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T

transfer paper - also known as inkjet iron on paper or t shirt paper the paper comes in a3 or a4 paper size. images or text could then be printed onto the paper and ironed on t shirts, apron and cotton bags.

tattoo paper - also known as inkjet temporary tattoo paper it comes as a non-toxic a4 sheet. images are printed onto the tattoo paper sheet and applied on skin or even on candles.

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V

vinyl sticker paper - self adhesive film also known as sticker paper which is suitable for image prints and has a clear, glossy or matt finish.

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W

water proof sticker paper - self adhesive water proof film suitable for out-door use.


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