Professional fine art photographers require archival print media with a white point and constrast ratio that meet the demanding requirements of their work without sacrificing the look and feel of a true fine art paper. Epson Hot Press Bright is an acid free, 100% cotton paper that enables rich deep blacks and an incredibly wide color gamut. The hot press manufacture of this media provides an extremely smooth finish that is optimized for the Epson UltraChrome Ink family. Offered in a variety of sizes, this fine art paper is free of acid, lignin and chlorine.
Paper weight is the general thickness of a paper. The greater the paper weight, the heavier, thicker, and sturdier the paper is. Papers with more bulk hold up well when there is heavy ink coverage. For full color photos from your desktop, thicker inkjet photo papers are best. However, some desktop printers may not handle thicker papers well, especially if the printer doesn't have a straight paper path.
Paper brightness affects the images printed on the paper, especially the vibrancy of the colors. The brightness of a piece of paper is typically expressed on a scale of 1 to 100 with 100 being the brightest. The multipurpose bond paper used in copy machines and desktop printers generally has a paper brightness in the 80s. Photo papers are normally in the mid to high 90s.