Epson has created Cold Press Natural Paper for fine art photographers looking for a matte medium with a wide color gamut and great brightness. This paper has a textured matte feel and is made from 100% cotton rag using a cold press production technique. The 340 gsm weight, 21 mil thickness, and 98% opacity give this paper the look and feel of a truly fine art paper. This media will also have a more natural coloring due to the absence of optical brightening additives. Cold Press Natural is pH buffered and free of acid, lignin, and chlorine, making it ideal for long-term use.
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.