Chris;

I tested this in a round about fashion. Take a damp finger and touch a sheet of glossy inkjet paper. My Ilford inkjet paper just about glues my finger to the surface. You see, this ability to absorb (or adsorb) the ink is needed to render the images sharply and to dry instantly. Those that do not dry instantly do not have this property. Images are less sharp and do not dry immediately.

If you use fixed photo paper for inkjet printing, you get a blurry damp image.

Some inkjet papers have a mordant encapsulated in a porous microceramic bead which is in a polymer matrix. This is generally not a good way to make a dye transfer paper.

PE