The Epson Exhibition Fiber Paper (17" x 50') is a breakthrough paper, designed exclusively for use with Epson's UltraChrome K3 ink and was developed in collaboration with many of the industry's leading professional photographers to ensure it meets their most discerning requirements. Many who have contributed to the development of Exhibition Fiber Paper have commented that it not only reminds them of revered silver halide papers, but also offers greater creative control due to extraordinary D-Max and tonal transition in B&W and the ability to print extraordinary color with the same paper, something that was not possible to do with traditional fiber based papers.
Combining the artistry of traditional photography with the ease and control of digital output, this unique media offers the same deep blacks, subtle tonal gradations and long-lasting results as the darkroom papers of old. Its ?ber base has a rich surface, a continuous tone and soft gloss that are ideal for creating stunning color or neutral black-and-white prints that retain the look and feel of traditional ?ber paper.
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.