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Day Life
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Hi there....

I'm looking for a a4 or a3 gloss photo paper that can be print well on with a BROTHER printer. My model is MFC-J6520DW.

Any ideas?
 
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Jake Staines
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The closest I can think of is printable vinyl stickers:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0077QGYFA/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_dp_ss_...

which I've only seen in A4, not A3.

I've not owned an inkjet for years, but I seem to recall that some paper is better than others for printing crispness and colour - if vinyl stickers aren't giving you a good enough result, you could try just using regular photo paper that you already know works. Once it's printed, there's a couple of options to turn it into a sticker.

- The expensive-and-easy option is to get a Xyron machine or similar - this will allow you to turn any printed material into a sticker.

- The cheap-and-more-difficult option is to get a regular full-page sticker and discard (or use!) the sticker part, then spray-glue the back of your printed sheet and lay down onto the sticker-paper's backing sheet. The spray-glue will not-stick to the backing sheet in a similar way to the original sticker, and then you can peel the backing off and apply the sheet like a sticker. (Or just go from spray glue to sticking it down without the backing, but stickers are generally easier to stick with the backing still part in place!)
 
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what I do sometimes is printing on normal lable paper, then take two sheets and put them one against each other by the paper side.

I then put both sheets inside the plastic sheat and laminate it. After that I just need to cut a small frame all around the laminated page so to break the two sheets free.

You have a label that is laminated image side and can be used as sticker
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I've never found a photo paper with an adhesive back that looks any good when printed. They all look washed out.

However, adding an adhesive backing to good quality photo paper can get you what you want.

I second the Xyron suggestion. It offers the added ability to run sheets through to add adhesive to the back. Called the Creative Station (https://www.xyron.com/en-US/New-Creative-Station/)

It lets you insert rolls of adhesive (one side), or laminate (two sides), or laminate + magnet (one on each side).

The adhesive can be bought in Permanent and Repositionable types. I've always used the permanent.
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It does exist in 8.5x11...

https://www.amazon.com/LD-Glossy-Inkjet-Sticker-8-5X11/dp/B0...
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jhebert wrote:
I second the Xyron suggestion. It offers the added ability to run sheets through to add adhesive to the back. Called the Creative Station (https://www.xyron.com/en-US/New-Creative-Station/)


wow ... that device looks awesome...... Dose it work?

Looks like it is out of stock all over the place : (
 
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The LD Glossy Sticker paper gives great results. I've been using it for years, and have been very happy with the results.
 
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DayinDaLife wrote:
Hi there....

I'm looking for a a4 or a3 gloss photo paper that can be print well on with a BROTHER printer. My model is MFC-J6520DW.

Any ideas?


What country/continent are you from?

I'm buying:
self adhesive paper FOTO PREMIUM HQ gloss A4 115g 50 sheet for 17PLN (~5USD)
and
self adhesive paper FOTO PREMIUM HQ gloss A3 115g 50 sheet for 34PLN (~10USD)
 
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