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Beside publishing the created ICC profiles, I will use this site to share my personal experience with my HP Photosmart Pro B9180 photo printers. Since March 2010 Hewlett_Packard is no longer selling this printer as a new device, but there may be some dealers which stil have new ones in stock. My personal experience wth this printer is very good. Beginning with the announcement of this printer in 2006 I was very interested in that device, but that time I did not prefere to print my own images. Meanwhile I changed my mind, based on the experience I made when we organized an exhibition in Stuttgart city hall with photographs from St. Louis Camera Club. The time we had to get the digital submitted images to paper was very short and all labs asked for high prices to be paid. So we decided to print on the Designjet Z2100 of another camera club and got so fantastic results.
There are a few remarkable features with that printer:
In general, all comments are also valid for the Photosmart Pro B8850, I also have access and personal experience with that printer. Togther with HP Designjet Z2100, both the B8850 and B9180 use the same printheads and ink. So all these printers have comparable results on printed images.

Here you will see an overview of selectable paper types, taken from the Windows 7 printer driver

Plain Papers Inkjet Papers Photo Papers Digital Fine Art Papers
  • Plain Paper
  • HP Bright White Paper
  • Other inkjet papers
  • HP Advanced Photo Paper, Glossy
  • HP Advanced Photo Paper, Soft-Gloss
  • HP Advanced Photo Paper, Satin-Matte
  • HP Everyday Photo Paper, Matte
  • Other photo papers
  • HP Photo, Matte
  • HP Proofing, Matte
  • HP Premium Paper
  • HP Premium Presentation Paper
  • HP Hahnemühle Smooth Fine Art Paper
  • HP Hahnemühle Watercolor Paper
  • HP Artist Matte Canvas
  • HP Aquarella Art Paper
  • HP Advanced Paper
  • Photo rag paper
  • Watercolor Paper
  • Canvas
  • Other fine art papers
Special paper Brochure Papers Hagaki Rigid Media
  • HP Labels, Matte
  • HP Note Cards
  • HP CD/DVD Tattoo
  • Other speciality papers
  • HP Brochure & Flyer Paper, Matte
  • Other brochure papers
  • Plain hagaki
  • Inkjet hagaki
  • Photo hagaki
  • Rigid photo
  • Rigid coated paper
  • Rigid photo rag
  • Rigid watercolor
  • Rigid canvas

ICC Profiles for HP Photosmart Pro B9180

These profiles can also be used for a HP Photosmart Pro B8850. There may be some differences in selectable paper types or these papers have slighlty different names
Paper Ink Papertype Remarks where to buy
AveryZweckform 2558 Premium Satin Photo Paper 250 g/m² HP 38 HP Advanced Photo Paper, Satin-Matte - Amazon.de
billigdrucken.de Photo Seidenglanz 240 g/m² A3 HP 38 HP Advanced Photo Paper, Glossy - billigdrucken.de
Conrad Premium Seidenglanz 300 g/m² HP 38 HP Advanced Photo Paper, Satin-Matte - Conrad.de
Fotopapier Premium seidenmatt satin 210g/m² HP 38 HP Advanced Photo Paper, Satin-Matte - Sven Plewa's eBay Store
HP Everyday Photo Paper Glossy 200 g/m² HP 38 HP Advanced Photo Paper, Glossy not recommended, this paper is not flat, it is waving up along the long side and can get contact to the print heads during prining, no ICC profile generated HP Q2510A, it looks like HP has changed this paper, there is a new semi-gloss paper with 170 gsm available with the same product code
Ilford Premium Photo Satin Paper 250 g/m² HP 38 HP Advanced Photo Paper, Satin-Matte Ilford does nor recommend this paper for B9180 etc. But from my experience this paper is OK, needs just a little bit longer to dry dsv.de
LabelOcean Highglossy 270 g/m² HP 38 HP Advanced Photo Paper, Satin-Matte this paper looks like noname low quality paper, along the cutted edge there are small paper particles which may generate dust inside the printer and may requires more frequent cleaning cycles. There is no name or brand printed on the package, so you can not verify if you get the same paper again for a later order Amazon.de
LabelOcean Highglossy 270 g/m² HP 38 HP Advanced Photo Paper, Glossy the same paper as above, just different paper settings in the printer driver selected. The paper is selled as high glossy, but from my understanding the paper surface from the paper I got is not high glossy Amazon.de
Lyson Pro Photo Satin 265 g/m² HP 38 HP Advanced Photo Paper, Satin-Matte - Marrutt Digital Solutions, UK
ppd Micro porous Photo Satin Pearl 260 g/m² HP 38 HP Advanced Photo Paper, Satin-Matte - Amazon.de
Ricanor RO223 Seidenmatt 260 g/m² HP 38 HP Advanced Photo Paper, Satin-Matte nice paper, bright white Ricanor.de
Schwarzwald Mühle VM-6418 Fotopapier Candescum Light hochglänzend 160 g/m² HP 38 HP Advanced Photo Paper, Glossy swellable paper, not recommended, gets contact to the print head during printing, no profile generated Pearl.de
Schwarzwald Mühle VM-5027 Premium seidenmatt 160 g/m² HP 38 HP Photo, Matte matte surface, best results can be created with the selected paper settings Pearl.de
Schwarzwald Mühle VM-5095 Fotopapier HiQ FastDry Premium Seidenmatt 160 g/m² A3 HP 38 HP Photo, Matte nice white A3 sized paper. Can be used from main tray without problems Pearl.de
Schwarzwald Mühle VM-5850 Premium Classic One 240 g/m² A4 HP 38 HP Advanced Photo Paper, Glossy glossy white paper, not bright white, also available as VM-6100 DIN A3 sized, can be used in main tray Pearl.de
Schwarzwald Mühle VM-6256 Arktic matt 170 g/m² A4 HP 38 Other inkjet papers my regular matte paper for standard prints (non high quality). This profile is a little bit older and was generated with fewer target fields Pearl.de
Schwarzwald Mühle VM-6323 Fotopapier Finesse mikroporös 270 g/m² A4 HP 38 HP Advanced Photo Paper, Glossy very good microporous A4 sized paper, unfortunately no longer available, just sometimes as residual items on eBay or Amazon marketplace, also as SD-204 in 10x15 cm (4x6in) size Pearl.de
Schwarzwald Mühle VM-6364 Satinum Brillant Matt 250 g/m² A4 doppelseitig HP 38 HP Proofing, Matte bright white paper, not microporous, sometimes glossy ink after drying, not recommended for this printer Pearl.de
Schwarzwald Mühle VM-6366 Excelsior Seidenmatt 230 g/m² A4 HP 38 HP Proofing, Matte more suitably as the previous paper, but less brightness Pearl.de
Schwarzwald Mühle VM-6396 Seresa HiQ Seidenglanz 250 g/m² A4 doppelseitig HP 38 HP Advanced Photo Paper, Satin-Matte very nice doublesided semigloss paper, not usable in main tray due to less gliding surface Pearl.de
Schwarzwald Mühle VM-6399 Seidenglanz 160 g/m² A4 1000 Blatt HP 38 HP Advanced Photo Paper, Satin-Matte not white surface, more yellow, well suitably for pigement inks, unfortunately the blank paper already waves upward at the exteriors so that it must be flattened before printing to prevent contacting the print head Pearl.de
Schwarzwald Mühle VM-6402 Lotos Mattglänzend 180 g/m² A4 HP 38 HP Advanced Photo Paper, Satin-Matte from my feeling more matte than semigloss paper, not bright white, well suitable for pigment ink Pearl.de
Schwarzwald Mühle VM-6428 Seidenglanz 160 g/m² A4 100 Blatt HP 38 HP Advanced Photo Paper, Satin-Matte comparable wiht VM-6399 but more brighter white, but the same problem with waving edges, must be flattended before printing. Well suitably surface for pigmented ink Pearl.de
Schwarzwald Mühle VM-6795 Fotopapier Supreme Exklusiv mikroporös 270 g/m² A4 HP 38 HP Advanced Photo Paper, Glossy very nice white microporous paper, Successor no longer available VM-6323 paper, very well suitable for this printer Pearl.de
Schwarzwald Mühle VM-6864 Beidseitig matt 250 g/m² A4 HP 38 HP Proofing, Matte heavy matte photo cardboard, not suitable for the main paper tray, use special media tray Pearl.de
Schwarzwald Mühle VM-6873 Fotopapier Illuster Satin mikroporös 270 g/m² A4 HP 38 HP Advanced Photo Paper, Satin-Matte well suitable paper for pigment ink, not bright white Pearl.de
Schwarzwald Mühle VM-6875 Fotopapier Edelweiß hochglänzend 180 g/m² A4 HP 38 HP Advanced Photo Paper, Glossy very bright white paper, swelling during printing, may get contact to the print head Pearl.de
Sihl 0722 Quick Dry Photo Paper Lustre 280 g/m² HP 38 HP Advanced Photo Paper, Satin-Matte very suitable paper with lustre surface, recommended for this printer, can be used in main tray Amazon.de
Tetenal Lustre Paper 290 g/m² HP 38 HP Advanced Photo Paper, Satin-Matte very suitable paper with lustre surface, special media tray recommended Amazon.de
TPI Fotopapier Seidenglanz 180 g/m² HP 38 HP Advanced Photo Paper, Satin-Matte very suitable and cheap paper with satin surface, can be used in maintray Conrad.de
TPI Fotopapier Seidenglanz 240 g/m² HP 38 HP Advanced Photo Paper, Satin-Matte same like above, can be used in main tray Conrad.de
TPI Fotopapier Seidenglanz 300 g/m² HP 38 HP Advanced Photo Paper, Satin-Matte very suitable and cheap paper with satin surface, special media tray recommended Conrad.de