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I have always preferred pearl finish papers (exhibition fiber, HFA pearl, etc) - but recently switched my 3880 over to matte black ink to see what I can get out of the matte paper world. Since I am generally printing more vivid artwork and starting to mat this artwork, my pearl prints aren't really fitting in with the matte/glass/frame combo and I am on the hunt for a good deep matte paper.
Wow the epson hot press bright paper is AMAZING - the depth and vividness of color makes other papers look like prints from a kinkos... But I need an alternative to this epson hot press bright with simiilar dynamic range -
1. On the 3880 it must be fed manually one sheet at a time - (this is a dealbreaker for my workflow)
2. Obviously cost (but not a major reason).
I've tried Red river polar matte and aurora bright - but haven't been able to get even close to the epson (probably 15% less saturation/depth).
Has anyone found a matte paper they like that is thinner than the epson so it can go through the sheet feeder?
Edited on Jul 23, 2012 at 05:47 PM · View previous versions