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19 of 19 found the following review helpful:
The BEST paper for my artworkDec 28, 2008
By C. Williams
I LOVE this paper...with ANY printer I have ever used it on, I get consistently bright, clear, rich color. Excellent for my graphics and photoshop printouts. It is the only matte paper I will use. Be sure you get the Ultra Premium paper....Presentation Paper is NOT the same thing.
18 of 19 found the following review helpful:
Excellent Proof PaperMay 25, 2009
By Preston S. Page
This relatively inexpensive paper delivers wide gamut and good blacks for matte media and carries the highest permance rating for Ultrachrome inks. The weight is on the thin side and its surface is delicate, so I use it for flip book portfolios and proofing for pictures destined for more costly fine art matte papter, like Museo Portfolio Rag. It dries pretty fast, but still needs about four hours to dry down for critical color review and paper calibration.
16 of 17 found the following review helpful:
Not just for Epson!Jul 15, 2004
By Andrew Reid
I used this paper with a Canon 9900 with excellent results, far superior to Canon's own Matte paper. Color matching was great, detail was great.
7 of 7 found the following review helpful:
Excellent, heavy, reliable matte paperDec 21, 2011
By Omega Man
The Epson papers are always the safest bet for use with Epson color printers because of the built-in color/calibration support for all of their papers, and the Epson Ultra Premium papers never fail to disappoint me. Until recently the only matte paper I had used (on a 3880 at school) was some Premium Matte (the "non Ultra" version) that my teacher was handing out for free, and I was a bit disappointed with the density of both the black and colored print. I was much happier with the Ultra Premium Matte.
At home I'm using an Epson R3000 (which uses the same UltraChrome K3 inks as the 3880s at school) with the Ultra Premium Gloss, Luster, and recently the Matte, and when I compare the same photo printed on both Ultra Premium Gloss and Ultra Premium Matte it's very difficult to tell the difference in color saturation and black density. Really I see no difference in very saturated colors, and the darkest black parts of the image are only very slightly lighter on the matte paper. (My guess is that most people wouldn't notice, but I'm a photography student and so I'm used to looking at minor details.) The only color difference I really notice, at least with this photograph, is that in the dark areas (shade) under some trees where there are some very very dark green colors the gloss shows more color differentiation (and thus more detail) than the matte. This would appear to be an example of the expected difference in color gamut between glossy and matte paper in general, and again you'd probably have to be a color zealot like me to really notice in this photo.
Also, not everyone realizes this so I figure I'll mention it: When printing photos on ink jet printers, papers are not just completely interchangeable the way most laser printer papers or papers for B&W ink jet printing are. "Office" papers may be mostly the same, but with photo papers your printer/driver/software need to "know" how to print on them properly. Otherwise you may end up with a mess, figuratively or even literally. At best the colors will look wrong, and at worst the printer will lay down so much ink that it'll smear all over and never dry properly. So unless you're somewhat of an expert with ink jet printing, you should use the paper supplied by your printer's manufacturer. Some papers will never work on some printers, regardless of configuration expertise, simply due to ink type.
So, in short, this paper is good stuff. While it is possible to get third-party papers that are better than this, or as good but less expensive, the Epson Ultra Premium papers are very good quality and guaranteed to work properly on compatible Epson printers with no hassle. (If you buy 3rd party papers then you're going to need to mess with ICC profiles and possibly paper thickness or ink density adjustments.)
So when you want very high quality paper that works properly on Epson printers with no tinkering around or color profiling needed, the Epson Ultra Premium papers are the ones to use. The Ultra Premium Matte is just as high quality the Ultra Premium glossy and luster.
6 of 6 found the following review helpful:
Pricey but excellent results providedJul 27, 2010
Every one of these Epson papers I've used has worked beautifully with the profile provided in their high end printers. They have all provided exceptional results and prints to be proud of. The only single glitch I've encountered is that every single batch of the 13x19 has a crumpled corner for the entire batch, and I can only guess that it is from some part of the packaging process. I'm always cautious to load the perfect edge down into the machine so as not to create a misfeed, and the distance of the crumpling is only about 1/4" so it does not show on matted prints. However, if you plan on flush mounting large prints, it will create a bit of a problem.
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