Notes on the Innova FibaPrint papers. I recently obtained samples of these three: FibaPrint White Gloss (the one Michael has a review of), FibaPrint White Semi-Matte, and FibaPrint Ultra Smooth Gloss (the newest one). Peter commented on the last two in an earlier post.
Maybe it's just me, but I'm having difficulty seeing any differences in surface texture between these three. I've held prints from all three at various angles to the light (both tungsten and daylight) and they all seem to me to be about equally reflective and have a very similar sheen. Maybe someone can point out to me what differences I ought to be looking for?
This is not at all what I had expected, given what I've read from various places. I am familiar with White Gloss's "stipple" pattern. I had thought the Semi-Matte would be smoother and somewhat less glossy. Doesn't seem to be.
I was also somewhat surprised to find that the Semi-Matte is considerably warmer than either of the other two. Not only less bright, but much warmer/yellower. Not bad, but just not what I was expecting.
Ultra Smooth Gloss is the whitest of the three, a tad brighter than White Gloss, but these two are much similar in shade and brightness than Semi-Matte. Semi-Matte looks pretty yellow when you hold them all side by side.
I am also experiencing the pizza-wheel-track issue with all 3 papers on my Epson 3800. If anybody has suggestions on how to minimize / avoid this issue, I'm all ears!