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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.

Basis Weight 260 gsm
Thickness 19 mil
ISO Brightness 94%
Opacity 97%
Surface Finish Matte

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

(based on 60 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (45)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Professional finish/quality (52)
  • Sharp tones & colors (42)
  • Vivid images (35)
  • Durable (33)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Color photos (34)
    • Black & white photos (29)
    • Portraits (17)
    • Everyday images (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi professional (22), Enthusiast (18), Professional (16)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (31), Business (28)

    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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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    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

    Great Paper for Prints

    By br0bra

    from Clifton, NJ

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    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 !

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      • Business

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      5.0

      Fantastic matte photo paper

      By KZArts

      from Phoenix, AZ

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      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.

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        • Personal

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        5.0

        Great Paper for many prints

        By Packtraveler

        from New Jersey

        About Me Enthusiast

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        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.

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          • 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.

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            • Personal

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            4.0

            great quality - excellent service

            By alenadora

            from Asheville, NC

            About Me Professional

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            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.

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              • 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

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              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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              5.0

              Beautiful Finish

              By Jan

              from Atlanta, GA

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              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.

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                • 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

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                  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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                    5.0

                    High Quality Awesomeness

                    By HappyArtMarti

                    from Lexington, KY

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                    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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                      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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                          5.0

                          Fabulous Fine Art Printing Paper

                          By Paper doll artist

                          from Grafton, WI

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                          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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                          5.0

                          Gorgeous Full Blown Color!

                          By HappyArtMarti

                          from Horse Country KY

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                          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.

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                              • Personal

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                              5.0

                              Nice Look and Feel

                              By Gizmo

                              from Frederick, MD

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                                    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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                                    5.0

                                    Reminds me - black velvet posters

                                    By photo mich

                                    from Carson City, NV

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                                    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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                                      5.0

                                      May be expensive, but worth it!

                                      By Sarah the Photographer

                                      from Shippensburg University, PA

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                                      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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                                        1.0

                                        Terrible paper for photographic prints

                                        By Ryan

                                        from Erie, Pa

                                        About Me Semi Professional

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                                        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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                                            4.0

                                            great paper for the value

                                            By agokor

                                            from NJ

                                            About Me Professional

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Durable
                                            • 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):

                                              used it to print the photos for my show, like the brightness.it's really on the white side, not like a canson -going into yellow. if you look for a great paper and great price go with it!

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                                              5.0

                                              Quality worthy of an Ansel Adams' print

                                              By Jim

                                              from Brunswick, Maine

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                                              Pros

                                              • Durable
                                              • 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):

                                                I've long since accepted the reality that I'm able to get better quality B&W images using digital technology and printing on an Epson Stylus R2400 printer than I ever was able to make in a traditional darkroom. But my first set of prints using Epson's Velvet Fine Art Paper exceeded expectations. The tonal distinctions are crisp, giving the full range between maximum black and white with a hint of detail. This was true for both images that have been digital from start to finish, as well as images from 4&5 negatives that were scanned to put them into a digital format. I will definitely use this product again to print any image, B&W or color, that I intend to exhibit or sell.

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                                                5.0

                                                I buy this product over and over.

                                                By Patricia

                                                from Tampa, FL

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                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Professional Finish/Quality
                                                • Sharp Tones & Colors

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Black & White Photos
                                                  • Color Photos

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

                                                  I like the weight and feel of this paper. Black really pops. Not good for portraits but fantastic landscapes.

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