Permajet Oyster semi-gloss inkjet media

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Permajet Oyster

Read our review on the Permajet Oyster range of papers, with an instant-dry resin coat.

Pros: Finish, weight, colour rendition and detail
Cons: None of note

If you want to show off your images to their best, then the inkjet paper you choose can make a massive difference to the end result, with your choice of media affecting detail, colour and longevity.

Permajet's Oyster range of papers is an instant-dry resin coated paper that's finished with a UV protected microporous supercoat which Permajet claim gives the paper a high degree of water and fade resistance. The paper is available in a range of different sizes, from 6x4in through to A2, as well as wide rolls.

The paper has a pearl/semi-gloss finish and out of the box, has a proper photographic feel, aided by its 271gsm weight. Compatible with either Dye or Pigment inkjet printers, we ran some prints through our Epson R2880 inkjet printer.

Results are very impressive - colours are faithful with just enough punch, while detail is strong. Monochrome images are nice and neutral, with smooth graduations in the tonal range.

Verdict

This is a lovely, semi-gloss paper that won't break the bank. Definitely worth trying out

Martin Evening

Martin Evening

Photographer, Photoshop Alpha Tester, official Adobe roadshow speaker and lecturer. But perhaps best known as the author of the worldwide, definitive, best-selling series of Photoshop guides, Photoshop for Photographers.. Visit his website.

Price as reviewed

(A4, 25 sheets - other sizes available)
£12.95

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Overall Score 90%%