I am looking for a high quality satin inkjet photo paper with the folowing qualities:
1. heavy weight, thick 10 to 12 mil
2. very white and bright, most I have tried are a bit yellow compaired to Fuji Pro gloss
3. good for pigmented inks
If you have a favorite please let me know
I've used Ilford Smooth Pearl a bit with my Epson 2400. It meets (2) and (3), not sure about (1) since they list the thickness as 280 microns and I'm too lazy to look up how to convert that to mil's. Weight is 280gsm so it's a fairly hefty paper by "photo paper" standards.
It's a nice paper, but there's some question about archivability. Ilford states that prints should last 30 years with pigment inks. That seems pretty low, considering Epson Premium Luster easily doubles that. But I don't think Ilford says which
inks will yield 30 year print life so if the testing data is old it could be that the rating would be better with the latest inksets.