A favorite with photographers, graphic artists and print-for-pay providers, EPSON Premium Semigloss Photo Paper (170) is an instant-drying paper on a resin-coated (RC) base. This RC barrier allows the paper to maintain vivid, lifelike colors that rival traditional prints. Its non-cockling base make it ideal for photographs, promotional pieces, layouts, portfolio images, proofs, displays and posters. It creates high-quality prints by offering maximum ink coverage with brilliant color inks that dry in an instant. The paper can also be easily laminated to provide protection from light and moisture. Best of all, it works with both dye and pigment ink systems.
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.