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In this article:
How HP photo paper is constructed ›
Lab-quality photos start with HP ›
Learn how to print using HP photo paper ›
Buy HP photo paper ›
Learn more ›

Introduction: HP's easy-to-use photo papers resist fading, are quick drying and smudge-proof, and their thickness and weight provide a superior look and feel. Read on to discover the science behind why HP photo papers deliver long-lasting, lab-quality prints for your company. Plus, get tips for printing your business photos and graphics in-house.

How HP photo paper is constructed

The secret's in the layers! Six micro-thin layers help you print vivid color photos that resist fading for generations.1
HP photo papers provide a great printing experience no matter which printer brand your company uses.2
It can take up to five years to research and perfect how HP photo paper performs. This technology helps you print vivid color photos for your business that resist fading for generations.1
HP Premium Plus Photo Paper and HP Advanced Photo Paper are engineered with six micro-thin layers, each with a highly specialized function:
1. The imaging layer controls higher ink absorption rate and ink capacity for enhanced fade resistance.
2. The undercoat layer absorbs the liquid part of the ink for fast drying.
3. The front side resin coating creates a smooth surface for high-gloss and a moisture barrier to avoid wrinkling.
4. The photobase layer, or paper pulp core, provides whiteness, opacity, stiffness, and strength.
5. The backside resin layer creates a moisture barrier to ensure that the paper stays flat.
6. The stacking layer prevents ink transfer and keeps prints from sticking together.
In addition to being optimized for HP ink and inkjet printers, HP photo papers provide a great printing experience on all inkjet printers—no matter which brand of printer your company uses2

Lab-quality photos start with HP

Get long-lasting, lab-quality prints when you use HP's wide range of inks and photo papers to print your most important business photographs.
Save up to 20% when you buy an HP Photo Value Pack that combines the right Original HP ink with the right HP photo paper.3
High-quality photos can really help boost your business. That's why HP offers a wide-range of inks and photo papers that, when used together, can deliver long-lasting, lab-quality prints that provide:
•  Fade resistance: Choose Original HP inks and select HP photo paper and your lab-quality photos can last for generations.1
  Learn how HP photo paper resists fading.
•  Water- and smudge-resistance: Using Original HP ink with HP Premium Plus or HP Advanced Photo Papers helps your photos withstand rain, moisture, and even water spills. Your photo prints dry instantly, so you can share them immediately without the fear of smudging or smearing.
To make printing your photos even easier, HP offers a range of Photo Value Packs that combine the right Original HP ink with the right HP photo paper, saving you up to 20%.3

Learn how to print using HP photo paper

HP has engineered a broad range of photo paper types and sizes for all your printing needs.
From the needs of businesses and professional photographers to sharing photos with friends and co-workers, HP has engineered a broad range of photo paper types and sizes—from
4" x 6" up to 13" x 19".
Use the following instructions to get the very best photos every time you print:
•  HP Everyday Photo Paper, matte
•  HP Everyday Photo Paper, glossy
•  HP Advanced Photo Paper
•  HP Premium Plus Photo Paper

Buy HP photo paper

Enjoy free, next business day shipping when you order Original HP photo paper from the HP Small & Medium Business online store.
Ready to buy Original HP photo paper for your next office print job? Visit the HP Small & Medium Business online store to purchase Original HP Photo Paper for your company.
Plus, enjoy free, next business day shipping on all Original HP ink, toner, and paper.

Learn more

•  Make sure you choose and use the right paper to get the most out of every print job.
•  Learn why Original HP Ink is a better bargain than refilled cartridges.
•  Make your business shine with free templates, images, tips, and more from HP.
1.  Display permanence rating by Wilhelm Imaging Research, Inc. or HP Image Permanence Lab. Learn more at www.hp.com/go/printpermanence
2.  Universal compatibility available with select HP photo papers, including HP Everyday, HP Advanced, and HP Premium Plus (Applies for 8.5” x 11” sizes and smaller).
3.  Compared with purchasing ink and photo paper separately.