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Epson Velvet Fine Art Paper (8.5 x 11", Letter, 20 Sheets)

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Epson Velvet Fine Art Paper (8.5 x 11", Letter, 20 Sheets)

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Epson Velvet Fine Art Paper is a 100% Cotton Rag paper designed for photographic quality inkjet printing.

This paper reproduces images with vivid color and high black density for exciting and rich prints. Its velvet surface produces prints with a museum quality appearance and easily supports the highest resolution output from the best inkjet printers.

Acid free base to preserve fine art and photos
100% cotton rag
Bright white surface for excellent color reproduction
Highest D-Max of all cotton papers
Dries instantly for easy handling

Click here for ink and paper compatibility guide.

UPC: 010343841932
Basis Weight 260 gsm
Thickness 19 mil
ISO Brightness 94%
Opacity 97%
Surface Finish Matte
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.0 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.5 x 9.0 x 1.0"

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EpsonVelvet Fine Art Paper (8.5 x 11", Letter, 20 Sheets)
 
4.7

(based on 63 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (48)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (1)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Professional finish/quality (54)
  • Sharp tones & colors (44)
  • Vivid images (37)
  • Durable (34)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Color photos (36)
  • Black & white photos (29)
  • Portraits (17)
  • Everyday images (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi professional (22), Enthusiast (19), Professional (17)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (32), Business (29)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Results

I've been doing comparisons to the Velvet Fine Art and Epson Ultra Premium Luster on a 3800 Stylus Pro. I like the results of the Velvet better. I'm very pleased with the sharpness of...Read complete review

I've been doing comparisons to the Velvet Fine Art and Epson Ultra Premium Luster on a 3800 Stylus Pro. I like the results of the Velvet better. I'm very pleased with the sharpness of the prints in both color and B&W, and the rich tones and colors. To me the Velvet yields a more vivid print. One issue, however, is making sure you're printing on the "whiter" side of the paper. It's very difficult for me to see the whiter side but two tips have been helpful. Epson packs the printable side facing up when you open the package (box/plastic flap side up). The other test is the "sticky test." Lightly moisten a thumb and forefinger and gently press on a tip of one sheet. The sticky (or stickier) side is the printable side.

I've printed some B&W portrait shots that have all black backgrounds with the face the only lit subject area and have been very pleased with the results.

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Prefer Watercolor Paper

I use both the Epson Velvet Fine Art Paper and Watercolor Paper. Although the Velvet Fine Art Paper is heavier (and I can order it in the smaller size), I prefer the Watercolor...Read complete review

I use both the Epson Velvet Fine Art Paper and Watercolor Paper. Although the Velvet Fine Art Paper is heavier (and I can order it in the smaller size), I prefer the Watercolor Paper because it is more economical and the image quality is just as good.

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5.0

I use this product everyday.

By Val

from Honokaa, HI

Verified Buyer

Comments about Epson Velvet Fine Art Paper (8.5 x 11", Letter, 20 Sheets):

I love the way it is substantial weight and soaks up the inks, saturating the paper and yet carries a watercolor feel.

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5.0

epson archival paper

By etta

from Oneonta, NY

About Me Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Professional Finish/Quality
  • Sharp Tones & Colors
  • Vivid Images

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Color Photos

    Comments about Epson Velvet Fine Art Paper (8.5 x 11", Letter, 20 Sheets):

    I love the paper which is archival and also prints the colors true to image.
    also love the prompt service so i send for epson products from B and H instead of Epson directly.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

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    5.0

    This paper is great..

    By Ev the shooter

    from Westchester County, NY

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Professional Finish/Quality
    • Sharp Tones & Colors
    • Vivid Images

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Color Photos

      Comments about Epson Velvet Fine Art Paper (8.5 x 11", Letter, 20 Sheets):

      I had never printed on this paper and I must say that I will continue to use it. The colors looked beautiful!!!-I do have an Epson 3000 printer, and maybe the combination of the ink and paper gives your photo a museum like look.

      • Primary use:
      • Business

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      5.0

      Great Paper for Prints

      By br0bra

      from Clifton, NJ

      About Me Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Professional Finish/Quality
      • Sharp Tones & Colors
      • Vivid Images

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Color Photos

        Comments about Epson Velvet Fine Art Paper (8.5 x 11", Letter, 20 Sheets):

        I sell art prints online, and I always get compliments of how great the paper is. Colors look great !

        • Primary use:
        • Business

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        5.0

        Fantastic matte photo paper

        By KZArts

        from Phoenix, AZ

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Excellent D-max
        • Excellent Tonal Latitude
        • Professional Finish/Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Black & White Photos

          Comments about Epson Velvet Fine Art Paper (8.5 x 11", Letter, 20 Sheets):

          Easily, one of the best matte papers for black & white prints.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

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          5.0

          Great Paper for many prints

          By Packtraveler

          from New Jersey

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Professional Finish/Quality
          • Sharp Tones & Colors
          • Vivid Images

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Black & White Photos
            • Color Photos
            • Portraits

            Comments about Epson Velvet Fine Art Paper (8.5 x 11", Letter, 20 Sheets):

            This is great paper for many prints that I want to have texture in the picture. This paper often gives a painting like feel to digital prints.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

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            5.0

            Makes amazing bw and color prints!

            By Ryan

            from Pittsburgh, PA

            About Me Semi Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Professional Finish/Quality
            • Sharp Tones & Colors
            • Vivid Images

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Color Photos
              • Portraits

              Comments about Epson Velvet Fine Art Paper (8.5 x 11", Letter, 20 Sheets):

              Amazing paper for anything from landscapes to portraits. Reproduces black tones very well and colors very vividly. I mainly use this paper for portraits in my portfolio.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

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              4.0

              great quality - excellent service

              By alenadora

              from Asheville, NC

              About Me Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Professional Finish/Quality
              • Texture

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Black & White Photos
                • Color Photos
                • Fine art
                • Portraits

                Comments about Epson Velvet Fine Art Paper (8.5 x 11", Letter, 20 Sheets):

                I've always enjoyed the thickness of this paper. Great for fine art prints. Excellent service from BH too! They are the best.

                • Primary use:
                • Business

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                5.0

                I use a lot of this stuff and I love it

                By Davek

                from Manchester-by-the-Sea

                About Me Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Distinctive Appearance
                • Professional Finish/Quality

                Cons

                • Somewhat Expensive

                Best Uses

                • Landscapes
                • Portraits

                Comments about Epson Velvet Fine Art Paper (8.5 x 11", Letter, 20 Sheets):

                The brightened neutral-white and mildly-textured matte surface makes this paper well-suited to portraits, atmospheric landscapes and images displayed in difficult lighting. But be patient, i.e., give your test/proof prints at least and hour or more to dry/cure before you judge color and densities. Prints made by the book (color managed, correct profiles, etc.) may look a touch muddy and colors may appear distorted when the print is fresh, but the prints will improve as they dry.

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                • Business

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                5.0

                Beautiful Finish

                By Jan

                from Atlanta, GA

                About Me Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Professional Finish/Quality
                • Sharp Tones & Colors
                • Vivid Images

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Color Photos

                  Comments about Epson Velvet Fine Art Paper (8.5 x 11", Letter, 20 Sheets):

                  Perfect paper to use in collages.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

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                  5.0

                  A very fine, fine art paper

                  By BrianNYC

                  from NYC

                  About Me Semi Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Professional Finish/Quality
                  • Vivid Images

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Color Photos
                    • Portraits

                    Comments about Epson Velvet Fine Art Paper (8.5 x 11", Letter, 20 Sheets):

                    This is the best paper I have tried with my Epson 3880 printer for HDR photographs. The images are vivid and alive.

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                    • Business

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                    5.0

                    exceptional image presentation

                    By Norco Frank

                    from Norco, CA.

                    About Me Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Professional Finish/Quality
                    • Sharp Tones & Colors
                    • Vivid Images

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Black & White Photos
                      • Color Photos
                      • Portraits

                      Comments about Epson Velvet Fine Art Paper (8.5 x 11", Letter, 20 Sheets):

                      I use Velvet Fine Art paper on images where the quality of the paper will provide that wow factor when the image is viewed. A good example would be a colored pencil drawing on a course black medium that was digitized and printed on the velvet fine art paper on an Epson 3880 printer. The end result had viewers asking if they were to touch the print if it would smudge! When the artist displayed the print with a portrait light the results were breathtaking.

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                      • Personal

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                      5.0

                      High Quality Awesomeness

                      By HappyArtMarti

                      from Lexington, KY

                      About Me Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Professional Finish/Quality
                      • Sharp Tones & Colors
                      • Vivid Images

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Fine Art Reproductions

                        Comments about Epson Velvet Fine Art Paper (8.5 x 11", Letter, 20 Sheets):

                        As an fine artist I rely on this paper to convey the color richness of my work for the prints I sell to complement my offerings. This paper is 100% perfect. Is feels rich and looks rich. Worth every penny.

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                        • Business

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                        5.0

                        Excellent PLaper

                        By PDR

                        from Colorado

                        About Me Semi Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Professional Finish/Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Epson Velvet Fine Art Paper (8.5 x 11", Letter, 20 Sheets):

                            This is a consistent and reliable printing paper and a standard setting in the Epson printer interface. Besides its inherrent merit, it can also serve as a bench mark paper for determining whether an Epson printer is functioning normally by comparing a printer managed color print with a color print made with the Epson provided profile managed by Photoshop/Lightroom.

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                            • Business

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                            5.0

                            Fabulous Fine Art Printing Paper

                            By Paper doll artist

                            from Grafton, WI

                            About Me Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Professional Finish/Quality

                            Cons

                            • Costy

                            Best Uses

                            • Fine art prints

                            Comments about Epson Velvet Fine Art Paper (8.5 x 11", Letter, 20 Sheets):

                            I use this fine paper for printing out my own sellable paper dolls and it is beautiful and durable, and I feel very good about putting my best out into the world.... Starting with the right paper.

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                            • Business

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                            5.0

                            Gorgeous Full Blown Color!

                            By HappyArtMarti

                            from Horse Country KY

                            About Me Semi Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Professional Finish/Quality
                            • Sharp Tones & Colors
                            • Vivid Images

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Epson Velvet Fine Art Paper (8.5 x 11", Letter, 20 Sheets):

                                I use this paper to reproduce some of my colorful paintings using my Epson R3000. The colors siply >pop< off the page - or did when I figured out how to align my settings properly. It's really super and I'm selling the prints! I think I'm on my 4th box in a month.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal

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                                5.0

                                Nice Look and Feel

                                By Gizmo

                                from Frederick, MD

                                About Me Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

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                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Epson Velvet Fine Art Paper (8.5 x 11", Letter, 20 Sheets):

                                      Very pleased with my first matte prints using this paper. It's a little tricky to load in my R3000 printer, as the gap for the paper is a bit easy to miss, but patience is rewarded with the result.

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                                      • Personal

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                                      5.0

                                      Reminds me - black velvet posters

                                      By photo mich

                                      from Carson City, NV

                                      About Me Semi Professional

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Professional Finish/Quality
                                      • Sharp Tones & Colors
                                      • Vivid Images

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Black & White Photos
                                        • Color Photos
                                        • Everyday images
                                        • Portraits

                                        Comments about Epson Velvet Fine Art Paper (8.5 x 11", Letter, 20 Sheets):

                                        Used it on a portrait with a blck background! Definitaly use with dark colors.

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                                        • Personal

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                                        5.0

                                        May be expensive, but worth it!

                                        By Sarah the Photographer

                                        from Shippensburg University, PA

                                        About Me Professional

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Professional Finish/Quality
                                        • Sharp Tones & Colors
                                        • Vivid Images

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Black & White Photos
                                          • Color Photos

                                          Comments about Epson Velvet Fine Art Paper (8.5 x 11", Letter, 20 Sheets):

                                          If you use this product correctly, with high end ink, printer, formating, and color corrected monetor this paper will shine every time. Literally! This is not a glossy paper, but it doesn't need to be. If there is any metal or reflective surfice in your image somehow the paper helps it to actually appear glossy and metalic like. The only thing that is difficult with this paper is that any oil from your fingers will stay on the paper. Make sure you wear archival gloves when touching any part of the paper or your print will br ruined.

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                                          • Business

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                                          1.0

                                          Terrible paper for photographic prints

                                          By Ryan

                                          from Erie, Pa

                                          About Me Semi Professional

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                            Cons

                                            • Dull Tones & Colors

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Epson Velvet Fine Art Paper (8.5 x 11", Letter, 20 Sheets):

                                              I bought this being really excited to print on it. When I opened the package I was completely disappointed. Its nothing more then thick matte stock. It tells you to print on the white side of the paper. Both sides are equally white so that was no help. The print comes out looking like garbage regardless.

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                                              • Business

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