- Acid free base to preserve fine art and photos
- 100% cotton rag for archivability
- Bright white surface for excellent color reproduction
- Highest D-Max of all cotton papers
- Dries instantly for easy handling
Epson is proud to introduce its first cotton paper for the desktop market, Velvet Fine Art Paper. With a base that is 100% cotton rag, buffered and acid free, this paper is coated with our popular Enhanced Matte coating, giving exceptional color gamut and high D-Max. The velvet surface is a favorite of photographers and artists alike, offering a unique museum quality feel. Combining impressive fine art cotton with Epson technology has created a paper that will be a classic for years to come.
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.