First: Go cheap. Cheap sublimation papers like bond and other non-coated papers are not made to hold ink. The results speak for themselves, they are awful. Some non-coated water color paper may work well with inkjet printers but not nearly as well as comparable coated color papers. Calculated by the square foot, the best paper for your print may only increase the price of your print, That is a small price to pay for showing off your work at its best.
Second: Base your decision on a dye sublimation paper that worked in the past. A paper may have worked fine with your Epson 7200 but it will not work fine with your Epson F9700. Some inks simply don't stick or dry on certain papers. Certain papers can cause an electrostatic charge on some printers and may wind up frying the print heads. Aside from these oddities there are some very fundamental characteristics of printer, ink and paper that make it imperative that the paper be designed and characterized for your specific printer and ink. Even great paper can make lousy prints.
Last: Convince yourself that you do not need a specific ICC profile for the intended print heat transfer paper. An ICC profile is the final piece of the puzzle in getting a great print on paper. A profile is a table of values that tell your printer how to print the precise colors you want on a given paper. The best profiles use ink limits and linearization as a starting point and incorporate measurements of a series of target color patches to define and refine how your printer actually works on a given paper. Profiles for Epson papers are built in to the standard Epson drivers. Rips normally have them as well. Don't think that you can skip this step or use a profile of a paper that is similar to the paper you intend to use.
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