Product Guide to Laser Photo Paper

Laser Photo Paper is most often used as a non-technical descriptive term.  It applies to cast coated paper or papers from other alternative coating methods for achieving a high gloss photo-quality appearance.

Laser Photo Paper...

Laser photo papers are intended for business communications.  They are not photo-base products (true photo papers), but nevertheless can yield equivalent high-gloss, high-resolution results as with inkjet photo papers. 

Products vary widely in appearance, from a soft gloss finish to our own mirror-like photo finish.  Most of the papers on the market provide a minimum capability of high-resolution accuracy and exceptional color reproduction for printing photo-realistic images.

Specialty Paper Solution:  Graytex Papers Laser Photo Paper

Like many of our papers, this product answers a specific need among existing paper lines.  It achieves a "photo print" level of gloss, which is mirror-like in appearance, for a very dramatic, photo-realistic experience. This product comes in a luxurious thickness at 32 lb. and is also color laser printer compatible (i.e. the coating will not melt or distort during printing).  

This laser photo paper is also available in a heavier weight thickness (50 lb.) for the option of adding a photo-like feel to your documents as well. 

Product information:  Graytex Papers High Gloss Laser Paper.

Compatibility issues...

There are strict compatibility considerations for using any type of glossy paper in color laser printers, particular HP Color LaserJet printers.  

The fusing process is intensely hot for the momentary pass-through in some of these printers, which will literally melt the coating of insufficient products.  This could damage the printer or simply result in poor and inconsistent image quality.  Compatibility with these high performance printers is one of the reasons laser photo paper is a less prevalent product (versus the wide array of inkjet photo paper).


We are passionate about supplying the best paper for you to complete your project successfully and on time. We know paper, so we sell only premium quality papers, all designed to make your projects look their best. Our knowledgeable customer service team is dedicated to fulfilling your paper needs in the best way possible, and we have only the highest quality products to accomplish this goal.

At Graytex we practice the Golden Rule - we treat customers the way we wish to be treated. Since our founding, 35 years ago, we have consistently attracted a loyal base of regular customers. If we do not have exactly what you need, we will gladly tell you where to find it if we can. Try us, you will like us guaranteed!

Looking for the Best Quality Print Shop Results without the Professional Price Tag?

It is true that Graytex Papers has the edge on paper stock, variety, hard to find paper types and sizes, and our professional shipping policies, but the biggest edge we have going for us is our customer service. You may do several print jobs a week, or less, or more, it doesn't matter, we want to help you make every project stand out with exceptional clarity, unbeatable eye appeal, and that feel of paper quality that tells your customers, guests, and associates that you know true luxurious quality.

If you can imagine it - we can help you print it!

Take some time to browse our website pages before giving us a call. Spend some time discussing your paper and print needs with our experienced staff at 800-813-5828. We will find that perfect solution to make your print noticeably superior and memorably impressive. We offer the flexibility of customer ordering by phone or anytime ordering online using our secure website ordering page.

At Graytex, we are passionate about premium quality papers. Our Bright White papers are Number 1 grade, the highest quality paper available. Graytex Bright White papers are more opaque than most, which results in less bleed-through with your documents. This top-grade opacity allows for double-sided printing without show-through on your manuscripts. In addition, these papers provide premium brightness, increased richness, and greater smoothness than #4 papers. Your documents will not only feel luxurious; they will be printed accurately and be more visually stunning.