> I don't mind spending for quality when I get a shot I really like, but I am looking for something more economical while I am learning how to use PSE and the printer.
Unfortunately this is a bit like trying to learn how to play Fenway Park's Green Monster by playing left field in a minor league stadium. MUCH of what you need to learn is very explicitly about the interaction between your paper, your ink and your software. Using a different ink/paper combination will just delay your learning. My advice is to settle on some papers that you like, and then learn them with small prints to economize. You can do a bunch of 2x3's on an 8x10 page, for example.
_____ Brian... a bicoastal Nikonian and Team Member
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