Being a genealogist means I spend a lot of time printing documents and especially copying photos. I've tried many different photo papers, some good, some lousy. Having worked in a photo shop, I have been very familiar with Kodak products for years and like the products they put out. This is true with the premium photo paper. It dries immediately and the pictures are very good quality. Color is vibrant and the paper weight is good. If you want even better quality, you might go with a premium plus paper, which is a little heavier, but I've found this particular paper to be perfect for my needs. It's recommended by Kodak as being right for albums and snapshots, which I think is accurate. Some cheaper papers are way too flimsy and don't feel like a quality picture. In time, I don't believe those will hold up well. You might as well purchase a better quality to begin with and then maybe you'll only need to the job once.