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Epson Ultra-Smooth Fine Art Paper - 17x22" - 25 Sheets

B&H # EPUSFAC25 Mfr # S041897
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Epson Ultra Smooth Fine Art is an acid free, 100% cotton hot press inkjet paper. This cylinder mould-made product features an ultra smooth finish on two sides that is optimized for Epson UltraChrome, and Archival Ink.

This fine art paper is not only acid, lignin, and chlorine free, it is also pH buffered with calcium carbonate for a true archival sheet.

100% cotton hot press for long term durability
Acid free and pH buffered to preserve fine art and photos
Outstanding D-Max for prints with exceptional contrast
Dries instantly for easy handling with Epson inks
Basis Weight 325 gsm
Thickness 21 mil
ISO Brightness 90%
Opacity 98%
Surface Finish Matte

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EpsonUltra-Smooth Fine Art Paper - 17x22" - 25 Sheets
 
4.5

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Sharp tones & colors (11)
  • Durable (6)
  • Professional weight (6)
  • Bright (5)
  • Professional finish/quality (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Color photos (11)
    • Black & white documents (3)
    • Portraits (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi professional (4), Frequent user (3), Heavy duty user (3), Professional (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (7), Business (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Beautiful

    I'm using this paper with my Epson Pro 3800 printer and printing photographs. It has a very white base and reproduces colors beautifully. It lends the photos a "fine art"...Read complete review

    I'm using this paper with my Epson Pro 3800 printer and printing photographs. It has a very white base and reproduces colors beautifully. It lends the photos a "fine art" appearance that I don't think you get with glossy photo papers. This paper wont work with older printers. I tried it (in a smaller size) with my old Epson 1280 and I could never get the colors to match no mater how much I tweeked the profiles. I recommend this paper if you have the right printer.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Epson has cheapened this paper

    I am a professional fine-art photographer. I make prints I sell in galleries. I use this paper for almost all my projects and still think it's one of the most beautiful papers. However,...Read complete review

    I am a professional fine-art photographer. I make prints I sell in galleries. I use this paper for almost all my projects and still think it's one of the most beautiful papers. However, Epson keeps cheapening the product. Of 25 sheets, you can maybe use half that, perhaps even fewer, for the prints you will sell or exhibit. Every sheet has a dark spot or imperfection. There is clearly no quality control. The sheets in the latest box I just opened are also much thinner than before. I was using Hot Press Natural before and it was cheapened and degraded so much I cannot use it any more as the quality of my prints suffered considerably. It is sad for us who depend on this product. I have complained to them and gotten nowhere with it because they ultimately don't care.

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    5.0

    good paper for custom prints

    By timeport4

    from vermont

    About Me Frequent User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Bright
    • Good Value
    • Professional Weight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Color Photos

      Comments about Epson Ultra-Smooth Fine Art Paper - 17x22" - 25 Sheets:

      use it with the 3880 nice one very interesting effect for custom printing

      • Primary use:
      • Business

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      5.0

      Great paper

      By Martin L

      from North Carolina

      Comments about Epson Ultra-Smooth Fine Art Paper - 17x22" - 25 Sheets:

      I love.the Epson Ultra-Smooth. The weight of the paper provides a great base for a print. The smoothness of the surface allows me to use this matte paper and obtain wonderful detail in the final product.

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      1.0

      Epson has cheapened this paper

      By Svjetlana

      from Washington, DC

      About Me Professional

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Epson Ultra-Smooth Fine Art Paper - 17x22" - 25 Sheets:

            I am a professional fine-art photographer. I make prints I sell in galleries. I use this paper for almost all my projects and still think it's one of the most beautiful papers. However, Epson keeps cheapening the product. Of 25 sheets, you can maybe use half that, perhaps even fewer, for the prints you will sell or exhibit. Every sheet has a dark spot or imperfection. There is clearly no quality control. The sheets in the latest box I just opened are also much thinner than before. I was using Hot Press Natural before and it was cheapened and degraded so much I cannot use it any more as the quality of my prints suffered considerably. It is sad for us who depend on this product. I have complained to them and gotten nowhere with it because they ultimately don't care.

            • Primary use:
            • Business

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            5.0

            Great Matt

            By Photdady

            from St Paul, MN

            About Me Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Fragile Surface

            Best Uses

            • Black & White Photos
            • Color Photos

            Comments about Epson Ultra-Smooth Fine Art Paper - 17x22" - 25 Sheets:

            This is my first choice for landscapes since the surface does not interfere with the look in any way. Good color gamut and fairly bright without brighteners. My goto paper for fine art matt finishes on my Epson SP 4900. This paper surface is also fairly fragile so prompt framing or separate sleeves are recommended.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

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            5.0

            Excellent Product

            By Jesse E.

            from New Haven, CT

            About Me Semi Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Perfect condition
            • Professional Finish/Quality
            • Sharp Tones & Colors

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Color Photos
              • Portraits

              Comments about Epson Ultra-Smooth Fine Art Paper - 17x22" - 25 Sheets:

              I have purchased dozens of boxes of 17x22 Epson Ultra-Smooth paper from a variety of retailers - often via Amazon - and on several occasions, I have had to return them because some if not all of the sheets were bent or creased, usually at the corners. I recently purchased 3 boxes of Ultra-Smooth from the B&H superstore and was very pleased to discover that every sheet was in perfect condition. B&H did a terrific job packing the boxes securely so as to avoid the kind of damage I've come to expect from other retailers. If you're planning to buy this product, I highly recommend buying it from the B&H superstore.

              • Primary use:
              • Business

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              5.0

              The premier of papers!

              By Nancy

              from Worcester, PA

              About Me Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Color Photos
                • Portraits

                Comments about Epson Ultra-Smooth Fine Art Paper - 17x22" - 25 Sheets:

                I use Epson Ultrasmooth Fine Art Paper with Epson printers, 4800,7800 and 9800 for printing Digital Fine Art original prints using the matte black Ultrachrome ink series. It provided the richest saturation of colors and complete blacks that have a ultra-black velvet appearance. I have tried others but always return this paper for complete print satisfaction. Note that this is not their Velvet Fine Art but the Ultra Smooth Fine Art Paper.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

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                3.0

                Let Down by Terrible Quality Control

                By Gerry

                from Tucson, AZ

                About Me Semi Professional

                Pros

                • Sharp Tones & Colors
                • Vivid Images

                Cons

                • Quality Control Problems

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Epson Ultra-Smooth Fine Art Paper - 17x22" - 25 Sheets:

                  This is gorgeous paper when Epson is able to achieve the desired quality. However, recently, I have had problems with sheets that are flawed with dark spots embedded in the paper or deep indentations of up to three inches (long) in the paper.

                  The dark spots might not be a problem for people who are printing with relatively dark ink on the entire surface of the paper, but if you have a print that happens to use a light color in that area, or (worse) has no information to print in that area, the dark spots show up very clearly.

                  Over the years that I've been using Epson papers and printers, I had only needed to call them a couple of times, and their tech support people have been very impressive. However, when we called about this paper problem, Epson told us that it's not possible for them to replace this paper because they do not carry this product in their returns and exchanges department.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

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                  4.0

                  Dynamic results for a digital artist

                  By Greenkat Graphics

                  from Washington D.C.

                  About Me Semi Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • May scratch

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Epson Ultra-Smooth Fine Art Paper - 17x22" - 25 Sheets:

                  I purchased this product for fine art prints of digital drawings using an Epson Stylus Pro 3880.

                  The color was incredibly vivid and I was particularly happy with the deep, dark saturation of the black. In the past, I had tried to take a digital image, where the color is generated by light on a computer screen, to print, where color is produced by ink, with poor results. The color became dark and details were lost. The Epson Ultra-Smooth Fine Art Paper coupled with the Epson 3880 printer produced dynamic screen to print results.

                  The only reason the product rates a four-star and not five, is that once printed, one must be careful not to have anything touch large areas of black print since scratches and scuff marks show easily in these areas.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business

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                  5.0

                  Professional Matte Fine Art Paper

                  By Pete

                  from Washington DC

                  About Me Semi Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Detail
                  • Durable
                  • Professional Finish/Quality
                  • Sharp Tones & Colors

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Color Photos

                    Comments about Epson Ultra-Smooth Fine Art Paper - 17x22" - 25 Sheets:

                    Ultra-Smooth Fine Art Paper is my choice for my best prints. It "magically" provides very high detail, a luxurious matte finish on a thick, professional paper. In spite of its thickness, I've never had difficulty with it loading properly on my Epson 3800.

                    I've tried many, many papers -- Epson and others -- yet I always return to this one.

                    Highly recommended.

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                    • Personal

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                    5.0

                    Best ever

                    By Marcelo

                    from Bethesda, MD

                    About Me Frequent User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Bright
                    • Professional Weight
                    • Sharp Tones & Colors

                    Cons

                    • VERY expensive

                    Best Uses

                    • Color Photos

                    Comments about Epson Ultra-Smooth Fine Art Paper - 17x22" - 25 Sheets:

                    A relative newcomer to high quality digital printing, this is the certainly the best I've tried. Eevn superior (and easier) than the Cibachromes of old and just as pricey.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

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                    5.0

                    The best fine art paper on the market

                    By Pat

                    from Stamford, CT

                    About Me Heavy Duty User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Doesn't Jam
                    • Durable
                    • Professional Weight
                    • Sharp Tones & Colors
                    • Superb in every way

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Black & White documents
                      • Color Photos
                      • Graphics & Charts
                      • Heavy 500gm wt archival
                      • Professional Documents

                      Comments about Epson Ultra-Smooth Fine Art Paper - 17x22" - 25 Sheets:

                      I produce archival fine art reproductions for artists and for my own work.
                      This is, without a doubt, the best paper I have ever used.
                      I usually use 24x30, but sadly Epson doesn't seem to make that size anymore.
                      It is a great loss, and I hope Epson comes to their senses.

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                      5.0

                      experience with ultra smooth paper

                      By ono

                      from San Juan, Pierto Rico. U.S.A.

                      About Me Frequent User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Black & White documents
                        • Color Photos

                        Comments about Epson Ultra-Smooth Fine Art Paper - 17x22" - 25 Sheets:

                        to display framed color photos

                        Excellent colors rendition

                        no faults found

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

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                        5.0

                        This paper is amazing

                        By Shutter Pro

                        from Acton, MA

                        About Me Heavy Duty User

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Bright
                        • Durable
                        • Long Lasting
                        • Professional Weight
                        • Sharp Tones & Colors

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Black & White documents
                          • Color Photos

                          Comments about Epson Ultra-Smooth Fine Art Paper - 17x22" - 25 Sheets:

                          I printed a sepia toned print on this paper for an exhibition, and the detail -- especially for a matte paper is simply amazing. I had to increase the contrast a bit due to matte, but I'd buy this paper again and again.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Business

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                          5.0

                          Beautiful

                          By October

                          from Maynard, MA

                          About Me Heavy Duty User

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Color Documents
                            • Color Photos

                            Comments about Epson Ultra-Smooth Fine Art Paper - 17x22" - 25 Sheets:

                            I'm using this paper with my Epson Pro 3800 printer and printing photographs. It has a very white base and reproduces colors beautifully. It lends the photos a "fine art" appearance that I don't think you get with glossy photo papers. This paper wont work with older printers. I tried it (in a smaller size) with my old Epson 1280 and I could never get the colors to match no mater how much I tweeked the profiles. I recommend this paper if you have the right printer.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal

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