I picked up some Kirkland 8x11 glossy photo paper from Costco and was pleasantly surprised that it worked pretty well with this printer. I got a 125-sheet box for $19 + tax, which seemed to be a good deal after doing some pricing research of other brands. It's 10 mil 69 pound paper, and it dries almost immediately after printing is completed. I will have to check for newer versions of Easy Print because I'm getting some weird minor splotching when the background is faded out (with tight focus in the foreground, which prints out fine). It's like getting some glazing of blues and other colors for the background shapes/colors. First I thought it was the printer, so I'd rotate the photo 180 degrees, to get the printer to print the problem areas first instead of last, and the problem areas still showed up, so I think it's the software that doesn't know what to do with out-of-focus colors in the background of the photo files.