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Inkpress Media Duo Matte 80 Paper (8.5 x 11", 50 Sheets)

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Product Highlights
  • Double-Sided
  • Basis Weight: 215 gsm
  • Thickness: 12 mil
  • Brightness: 95%
  • Acid and Lignin Free
  • Water and Light Resistant
  • Instant Drying

This 50-sheet pack of 8.5 x 11" Duo Matte 80 Paper from Inkpress Media features double-sided matte paper with a basis weight of 215 gsm. The paper also has a thickness of 12 mil and a brightness of 95%. The paper is acid and lignin free for longevity as well as water and light resistant. Additionally, it is instant drying for immediate handling.

Basis Weight 215 gsm
Thickness 12 mil (0.3 mm)
ISO Brightness 95%
Surface Finish Matte
Dimensions 8.5 x 11" (21.6 x 27.9 cm)

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Inkpress MediaDuo Matte 80 Paper (8.5 x 11", 50 Sheets)
 
4.2

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

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  • 2 Stars

     

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78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Sharp tones & colors (7)
  • Professional finish/quality (5)
  • Doesn't jam (4)
  • Vivid images (4)
  • Durable (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Color photos (4)
    • Black & white photos (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Frequent user (3), Semi professional (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great print results for a bargain price

    The Inkpress Duo Matte 80 is one of the very few matte papers that is dual-sided with a hard very smooth surface. You can get it in the Hahnemuhle Natural Art Duo, but that's...Read complete review

    The Inkpress Duo Matte 80 is one of the very few matte papers that is dual-sided with a hard very smooth surface. You can get it in the Hahnemuhle Natural Art Duo, but that's an expensive paper in ivory color. This one is soft white.
    The Red River Polar Matte used to have a hard smooth surface like this, but the mill changed the formula and that paper is rougher now.
    In any case, this paper prints beautifully, at least on my Epson printers, and I mostly use it on my budget priced Epson Artisan 50 for printing greeting cards, either with my own photos or high quality scans from books and magazines, done with my Epson V750 Pro scanner. The results are actually exceptional. No complaints.
    The only problem is the 215 weight, which for me limits its uses to small prints and greeting cards. It's especially good for 4 1/2 by 6 1/4 cards, and while the 5x7 greeting card works okay, it doesn't have the desired heft of a 235, or best of all, the 256 weight of the Hahnemuhle. Still, at this price, I have to give it 5 stars. It's just a great bargain that produces really fine printing results. Wish they'd make the same paper in a 240 weight. That would be the cat's pajamas!
    By the way, I've never seen the new and improved sticker, and I just bought two boxes in September of 2013 in the 8x10 and 8 1/2 x 11 sizes. Same great paper. Finally, I don't bother with profiles, as this paper works great with Epson's Premium Presentation Matte selection. See my attached sample greeting card, a self portrait by Frida Kahlo scanned from a book.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    They Destroyed a Perfectly Good Paper.

    There is another recent review of this paper in a different size that stated that their box came with a "New & Improved" sticker on it and that the paper inside made...Read complete review

    There is another recent review of this paper in a different size that stated that their box came with a "New & Improved" sticker on it and that the paper inside made some horrible prints. Definitely not the same paper they had used in the past.

    Well, I was skeptical of this claim and, boy, did I pay the price. This other reviewer was spot on. Not only did I have the same experience with my prints, but mine had the same sticker slapped on the box. The old version of the paper and this new version don't even feel anything alike! And when I profiled the new paper and compared it against the old profile in a program that lets you view a 3d model of the color spaces, they were completely different.

    The only reason I'm not giving this paper one star is that it is actually better than some I've used before.

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    4.0

    Perfect for simple book making

    By Eden

    from New York, New York

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Cracking When Folded

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Inkpress Media Duo Matte 80 Paper (8.5 x 11", 50 Sheets):

    I got this for a project to create a book. The photos came out great and the paper was perfectly workable. The only draw back is that the paper cracks when you fold it.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

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    5.0

    Great Paper for my use

    By Mountain Man

    from Black Rock, AR

    About Me Semi Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Inkpress Media Duo Matte 80 Paper (8.5 x 11", 50 Sheets):

        I use this paper to make my own photo cards.
        The paper is heavy enough for me and renders
        very good color and details.

        • Primary use:
        • Business

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        3.0

        Good, not great.

        By Denton6x9

        from Columbia, SC

        About Me Semi Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Professional Finish/Quality

        Cons

        • Dull Tones & Colors

        Best Uses

        • Black & White Photos

        Comments about Inkpress Media Duo Matte 80 Paper (8.5 x 11", 50 Sheets):

        I used this product for printing photos for class. Its a good thick paper that's double sided, which is convenient for when you don't know which way the paper goes for specific printers. However there is a warm tint to the paper which I didn't expect and doesn't really go well with my photography. Thats the only problem I have with it.
        Additionally Inkpress makes it extremely easy to get the ICC Profiles for all of their papers, which is very convenient.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

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        5.0

        Really shows off my photographs!

        By Church Lady

        from Woodbridge, CT

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Makes Me Look Good
        • Professional Finish/Quality
        • Sharp Tones & Colors
        • Vivid Images

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Color Photos
          • Everyday images

          Comments about Inkpress Media Duo Matte 80 Paper (8.5 x 11", 50 Sheets):

          I print my own greeting cards using my photos. This really shows off my pics.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great print results for a bargain price

          By Dick Sanders

          from Southern California Desert

          About Me Semi Professional

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Black & White Photos
            • Color Photos

            Comments about Inkpress Media Duo Matte 80 Paper (8.5 x 11", 50 Sheets):

            The Inkpress Duo Matte 80 is one of the very few matte papers that is dual-sided with a hard very smooth surface. You can get it in the Hahnemuhle Natural Art Duo, but that's an expensive paper in ivory color. This one is soft white.
            The Red River Polar Matte used to have a hard smooth surface like this, but the mill changed the formula and that paper is rougher now.
            In any case, this paper prints beautifully, at least on my Epson printers, and I mostly use it on my budget priced Epson Artisan 50 for printing greeting cards, either with my own photos or high quality scans from books and magazines, done with my Epson V750 Pro scanner. The results are actually exceptional. No complaints.
            The only problem is the 215 weight, which for me limits its uses to small prints and greeting cards. It's especially good for 4 1/2 by 6 1/4 cards, and while the 5x7 greeting card works okay, it doesn't have the desired heft of a 235, or best of all, the 256 weight of the Hahnemuhle. Still, at this price, I have to give it 5 stars. It's just a great bargain that produces really fine printing results. Wish they'd make the same paper in a 240 weight. That would be the cat's pajamas!
            By the way, I've never seen the new and improved sticker, and I just bought two boxes in September of 2013 in the 8x10 and 8 1/2 x 11 sizes. Same great paper. Finally, I don't bother with profiles, as this paper works great with Epson's Premium Presentation Matte selection. See my attached sample greeting card, a self portrait by Frida Kahlo scanned from a book.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

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            4.0

            i like it

            By Baz Is

            from OC cali

            About Me Frequent User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Doesn't Jam

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Black & White documents
              • Professional Documents

              Comments about Inkpress Media Duo Matte 80 Paper (8.5 x 11", 50 Sheets):

              nice paper, wish it was a pit heavier.
              i would buy it again

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

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              4.0

              Good Stuff

              By Marcus Dudemanbro

              from Asheville, NC

              About Me Frequent User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Bright
              • Doesn't Jam
              • Good Value
              • Sharp Tones & Colors

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Color Photos

                Comments about Inkpress Media Duo Matte 80 Paper (8.5 x 11", 50 Sheets):

                Inkpress papers are the only non-Epson product I will use with my Epson printers.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great for Digital Scrapbookers

                By Barbee

                from Houston, TX

                About Me Heavy Duty User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Bright
                • Doesn't Jam
                • Durable
                • Good Value
                • Professional Weight
                • Sharp Tones & Colors

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Digital Scrapbook Prints

                  Comments about Inkpress Media Duo Matte 80 Paper (8.5 x 11", 50 Sheets):

                  I ordered the 8.5 x 11 size of this paper as I have been using the 12 x 12 size to print doublesided digital scrapbook pages and was extremely pleased with the quality. I tried several other products before finding this one. I would recommend any size of this paper for those wanting to print digital scrapbook pages for both quality and value.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

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                  5.0

                  Duo Matte 80 Inkjet Paper - *8.5x11

                  By Debby

                  from Dallas, TX

                  About Me Frequent User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Can print on both sides
                  • Doesn't Jam
                  • Good Value
                  • Sharp Tones & Colors

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Card Making
                    • Scrapbooking

                    Comments about Inkpress Media Duo Matte 80 Paper (8.5 x 11", 50 Sheets):

                    I use it for card making and scrapbooking. I don't have any complaints and when I print it for scrapbooking, the pictures come out really clear. When you put it behind a clear sleeve, it is hard to tell that it is not photo paper.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    2.0

                    They Destroyed a Perfectly Good Paper.

                    By Stephen

                    from San Francisco, CA

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Inkpress Media Duo Matte 80 Paper (8.5 x 11", 50 Sheets):

                          There is another recent review of this paper in a different size that stated that their box came with a "New & Improved" sticker on it and that the paper inside made some horrible prints. Definitely not the same paper they had used in the past.

                          Well, I was skeptical of this claim and, boy, did I pay the price. This other reviewer was spot on. Not only did I have the same experience with my prints, but mine had the same sticker slapped on the box. The old version of the paper and this new version don't even feel anything alike! And when I profiled the new paper and compared it against the old profile in a program that lets you view a 3d model of the color spaces, they were completely different.

                          The only reason I'm not giving this paper one star is that it is actually better than some I've used before.

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