Artists and professional photographers require true archival print media in a variety of weights and surface textures for their digital fine art and photography. Epson offers an acid free, 100% cotton hot press paper that perfectly addresses those needs. The hot press manufacture of this media provides an extremely smooth finish that is optimized for the Epson UltraChrome Ink family to provide rich, deep blacks and an incredibly wide color gamut. Offered in a variety of sizes, this fine art paper is not only acid, lignin and chlorine free, it contains no optical brighteners for a true archival sheet.
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.