Rated 1 out of 5Â by whiskey Very, very disappointing
I have to agree with the negative reviews of the HP Premium Plus Photo paper. I have a 3 - 4 year old HP Photosmart C 7280 printer. I just (12/5/2011) replaced my HP Premium Photo paper which I bought awhile back with the new HP Premium Plus Photo paper. I was horrified by the degradation in quality of the color and sharpness in the photos on the new paper compared with my old. The colors were not accurate, and the darker areas had a greenish, muddy color - brown was impossible to replicate - and the images were not as sharp. What in the world happened here?
December 7, 2011
Rated 1 out of 5Â by entwinedesigns professional quality no more
I am saddened by the fact that what I have been using for years for my professional photographs is no longer usable. I still have a few sheets left of my old stock but after that I will probably have to change to another company for professional quality inks, paper and a new printer. Very dissapointed.
I purchased the new paper in Oct 2011 and wow what a drastic difference in quality. Not sharp and beautiful like the old paper. WHY THE NEW PAPER? I think you need to explain this to your existing customers and fix this or lose a lot of business.
November 27, 2011
Rated 1 out of 5Â by alim "NEW" INSTANT DRY paper stinks
the new instant dry paper does not print a sharp image on my HP Photosmart printer that I have been using for 6 yrs as well as the same kind of paper.
November 19, 2011
Rated 1 out of 5Â by moonman Differences of opinion on this product
Note that the favorable reviews are from the summer, and the critical ones were posted recently. Yes, the paper has changed recently, and not for the better. It is now sub-professional in quality. The dynamic range is poor, and shadow areas are printed with a red cast that did not occur on the previous version of this paper. I am using an HP 9800 printer and HP OEM ink cartridges.
November 19, 2011
Rated 1 out of 5Â by pacinqueen HP Photo Paper
I am so glad that there are others out there that have the same opinion. I have always used an HP printer, HP inks and the HP soft gloss premium plus photo paper with great results. I am now STUCk with 5 packages of GARBAGE! This paper isn't fit for anything other than printing out meaningless trash. If it is not changed I will have to change printers and paper.
November 4, 2011
Rated 1 out of 5Â by 1978 Why the change??
I have been using HP Premium Plus (5-star) soft gloss photo paper for about 4 years and it has been GREAT! Image quality was spectacular!
UNTIL....They changed the formula. When I recently purchased a box of the "New and Improved" Premium Plus photo paper I was instantly VERY disappointed.
The photos from the "new style" Premium Plus paper (from my HP printer) came out looking dull and faded. I noticed that the back of the new paper is no longer anti-stick, that is, it doesn't have that "gritty" feel to it anymore.
I printed out a sample photo using the "old style" Premium Plus photo paper (which I fortunately have some left) and one from the so called "New & improved" Premium Plus paper, without changing any settings on the printer, the photos came out drastically different. Everyone I showed the photos to noticed it as well. The "New & Improved" paper is greatly INferior to the old style, and in no way improved at all. The old style paper printed out looking very professional and sharp.
After reading some of the reviews, I see that it's not just me, others are having the same problem.
Bottom line, I will not be purchasing HP photo paper anymore nor will I recommend it to anyone. UNLESS they go back to the old formula.
I will either have to purchase a new printer or find a different brand of photo paper.
HP....PLEASE go back to the old formula!
November 3, 2011