The best photo paper for inkjet printers in 2024

A selection of photos printed on Canon imagePrograf Pro-300, one of the best photo papers
(Image credit: Canon)

The best photo paper is worth the extra investment, whether you're exhibiting your images, displaying them in a portfolio, or just printing them for your own uses. When teamed with best photo printer, you'll be giving your photographs the quality look that you deserve, and at only a minor cost compared with using cheap paper.  

Below, we've brought together the best photo paper from our favorite manufacturers, Canon, Epson, Hahnemühle, Ilford and Canson. You'll find both glossy or matte papers, and we've also got a section on the best budget photo paper, in case you're very tight on budget. 

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Inkjet paper sizes
Letter216 × 279 mm8.5 × 11 in
Tabloid or Ledger279  × 432 mm11 × 17 in
A2420 x 594 mm16.5 x 23.4 in
A3+329 x 483 mm12.95 x 19.02 in
A3297 x 420 mm11.7 x 16.5 in
A4210 x 297 mm8.3 x 11.7 in
A5148 x 210 mm5.8 x 8.3 in
Matthew Richards

Matthew Richards is a photographer and journalist who has spent years using and reviewing all manner of photo gear. He is Digital Camera World's principal lens reviewer – and has tested more primes and zooms than most people have had hot dinners! 

His expertise with equipment doesn’t end there, though. He is also an encyclopedia  when it comes to all manner of cameras, camera holsters and bags, flashguns, tripods and heads, printers, papers and inks, and just about anything imaging-related. 

In an earlier life he was a broadcast engineer at the BBC, as well as a former editor of PC Guide.

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