Glossy photo paper is designed for printing high-resolution photographs from a computer printer. It is coated with resin to better absorb ink and bring out color and detail. It is usually water- and smudge-resistant and has a quick-drying surface. It can also be used for making color prints and graphics. It is usually sold in packs.
Types of Glossy Photo Papers
Kinds of Glossy Photo Papers include the following:
Bordered glossy photo paper
Bordered glossy photo paper has distinct frames or borders around the edges. The borders define the area of the photo and help it stand out. It can only be printed within the border.
Borderless glossy photo paper
Borderless glossy photo paper comes in plain, bright white. It can be printed up to the edges for a wider printing area. It is available in compact and large-format sizes.
Choosing Glossy Photo Papers (Buying tips)
Form: For printing standard home photos, choose glossy photo paper in sheet form. Look for glossy photo paper in roll form for high-volume photo printing or for printing large-format photos.
Acid-free composition: Choose acid-free glossy photo paper to prevent photos from yellowing or fading after exposure to different weather conditions and light.