I am completely obsessed with this Canon 4×6 Matte Photo Paper and I have to talk a little bit about it here because it’s a game changer/showstopper/life altering sort of thing if you like to print a lot at home for hybrid projects – especially Project Life® and other pocket-style albums. I ordered it with a little bit of trepidation worried that it might be similar to the matte photo finish used on photo lab prints, but it’s actually a flat cardstock finish.
Which means I can print all of my printable journaling cards two at a time with no paper waste, as compared to my previous method of printing out the 8.5×11″ PDF sheets on Epson Matte Presentation Paper. Or constantly cutting down the letter sized sheets to suit my printing needs.
I still love the Epson matte paper and it definitely has its uses, especially for Print & Cut projects on my Silhouette and the larger 6×8 printouts I sometimes like to include. But for journaling cards, especially, I’m head over heels for this 4×6 paper because I can easily decide on the two cards I need (or one 4×6 card), type right on them in Photoshop and then print them out. I’ve also been printing out more of my digital paper patterns and including them in my pocket album, something I didn’t do much of in the past.
So easy! I get so much more done now that my decision making process has been broken down to much smaller, more manageable pieces. It’s amazing how something so simple can make such a huge difference. Definitely worth checking out if you’re an at-home printer like me.