The Glossiest Paper to Print Your Photos On

Paper packs for your Sprocket, Polaroid or Cannon photo printer.

Wall of polaroid photos
Print and post.Unsplash/Juliana Malta

Printing photos has almost become somewhat of a novelty, with social media being the home of most photos we take nowadays. Whenever the occasion or the moment is important enough to print a photo, however, you want to make sure it’s of the highest quality. Here are some of the glossiest papers to print your photos on.

Canon PG-240XL/CL-241XL with Photo Paper 50 Sheets Compatible to MG2120, MG3120, MG4120, MX512, MX432, MX372, MX522, MX452, MX392, MG2220, MG3220, MG4220, MG3520, MG3620, TS5120

PIXMA Compatible

Pack of 4” x 6” photo papers with ink cartridges.Canon

You need ink to print your photos, so, if you’re running low, it’s not a bad idea to kill two birds with one stone—especially when the ink is produced by the same people who make the papers. That complementing relationship helps to ensure the best-quality photo possible.

Polaroid 2x3ʺ Premium ZINK Zero Photo Paper 50-Pack - Compatible with Polaroid Snap / SnapTouch Instant Print Digital Cameras & Polaroid ZIP Mobile Photo Printer

Smudge Proof

Comes in packs of 20, 30, 50 or 500.Polaroid

Polaroids are at the heart of physical print photography, with its convenience and relative immediacy. Fanning your photo until it comes out clearly never gets old. If you’re looking for a new way to approach photography, you can’t go wrong with Polaroids.

HP Sprocket Photo Paper | 2x3 | 100 sheets

Requires Special Printer

These sprocket photo papers are sticky-backed, making decorating a mood board or filling a scrapbook even easier.HP

Having digital photos is great for convenience when you want to share with as many people as possible. They’re not going to help any personal art projects outside of social media and your online portfolio, however. Whether you’re decorating the wall in your room or creating your own personal photo book, finding the right glossy paper for your photos should be a priority.

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