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Epson Velvet Fine Art Paper for Inkjet - 17x22" (C) - 25 Sheets

B&H # EPVFAC25 Mfr # S042097
You Pay: $80.40

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 for archivability
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 - 17x22" - 25 Sheets
 
4.8

(based on 37 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (30)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Professional weight (30)
  • Sharp tones & colors (22)
  • Bright (19)
  • Durable (19)
  • Doesn't jam (15)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Color photos (22)
    • Black & white documents (8)
    • Black white photos (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Frequent user (26), Heavy duty user (6), Infrequent user (5)
      • Primary use:
      • Business (21), Personal (13)

    Reviewed by 37 customers

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    5.0

    wonderful results with this paper

    By JMJ Studio

    from Upland Ca

    About Me Frequent User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Bright
    • Professional Weight
    • Sharp Tones & Colors

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Black & White documents
      • Color Photos

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

      This paper is awesome. I love the mood this paper give to the photographs that I print.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

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      5.0

      A Wonderful Gallery Paper

      By pbradin

      from Sarasota, Florida

      About Me Frequent User

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Great Color Gamut
      • Great Saturation
      • Sharp Images

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Black White photos
      • Color Photos
      • Fine Art Prints

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

      I have used his paper in my old Epson R1800 and now my new Epson Pro3880. In the R1800, I fell in love with the subtle texture and the wonderful richness and saturation that this paper was capable of. With the 3880, things are even better and now I get beautiful black and white images, too. If you want a gallery look and feel, especially if you play with filters such as "dry brush" in Photoshop or you manipulate images in Corel Painter, this paper will give you a texture that compliments those "painterly" looks perfectly. But it is also a great paper for "artsy" photographs and landscape/scenic photographs too because it will keep nice crisp edges. It is not cheap, but quality never is. I suggest using Epson Ultra Premium Matte to do your proofs and only use this paper for the final print to keep costs down. As other people have mentioned, B&H packages papers so they arrive undamaged using an outer box and bubble wrap. No bent corners with B&H. They do it right.

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      5.0

      Velvet Fine Art Paper

      By Pritchett Studio

      from Pittsburgh PA

      About Me Frequent User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Professional Weight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Black & White documents
        • Color Photos
        • Graphics & Charts
        • Professional Documents

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

        We love this paper for printing old photos for a our photo retoration business. It has a soft museum like quality which is perfect for what we do.

        • Primary use:
        • Business

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        5.0

        Favorite Paper for Gallery Exhibits

        By Karen

        from Alexandria, VA

        About Me Frequent User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Texture
        • Vibrant Color

        Cons

        • Use Epson Stylus Pro 3880

        Best Uses

        • Fine Art Photography

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

        B&H had the best price for this paper and it prints exceptional quality fine art photography using my Epson Stylus Pro 3880. Vibrant color and texture.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

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        5.0

        Fine Paper, Good Price

        By dpwolk

        from Palisades, NY

        About Me Frequent User

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        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

              Wonderful matte paper, good for wide range of uses, including exhibitions. In conjunction with Epson Exhibition Fiber, you can handle a very wide range of images.

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              5.0

              Exceptional!

              By Mr. Vinyl

              from Terre Haute, IN

              About Me Frequent User

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Color Rendition
              • Excellent Contrastdepth
              • Grayscale Range
              • Rich
              • Sharp Tones & Colors

              Cons

              • None so far

              Best Uses

              • Exhibition Prints

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

              For several years I had used Hahnemuhle Fine Art papers for my exhibition prints, particularly B&W, UNTIL I discovered this Epson paper AT HALF THE PRICE! Rich blacks, excellent grayscale range and spot-on, vivid contrast. Surprise: Color rendition is also rich and deep. I LOVE THIS PAPER!

              • Primary use:
              • Business

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              5.0

              Love this paper

              By Brad

              from Virginia

              About Me Heavy Duty User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Bright
              • Doesn't Jam
              • Professional Weight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Color Photos

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

                I think I'm addicted to this paper. Love the texture and feel of this paper. Images can be soft and sharp at the same time.

                • Primary use:
                • Business

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                4.0

                Excellent paper! (Delicate surface)

                By newyorkphoto

                from new york

                About Me Frequent User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Bright
                • Professional Weight
                • Sharp Tones & Colors

                Cons

                • Susceptible To Scratching

                Best Uses

                • Color Photos

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

                I use it for fine art prints, which it is EXCELLENT for... WONDERFUL saturation with my 3880... just be VERY careful handling it and the surface is very susceptible to scratching.
                (not that you can compare the two...) ... but it blows the exhibition fiber out of the water!

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                • Personal

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                5.0

                best deal on Velvet Fine Art paper out t

                By littlebird

                from Western Massachusetts

                About Me Heavy Duty User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Graphics & Charts

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

                  This paper is incredible. I have an Epson Stylus Pro 3880 and use this paper for graphic art pieces and the detail and vibrance is something even my offset printer can't compete with. Beautiful paper and you won't find a better price out there than B&H.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business

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                  5.0

                  May be $ a piece, but it is worth it!

                  By Sarah the Photographer

                  from Shippensburg University, PA

                  About Me Frequent User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Color Photos

                    Comments about Epson Velvet Fine Art Paper - 17x22" - 25 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.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business

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                    5.0

                    Epson Paper and Ink

                    By DineenArt

                    from Shalimar, FL

                    About Me Frequent User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Professional Documents

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

                      I use Epson Paper and Ink to print fine art prints. The price and service I receive from B&H is great. Always prompt and exactly as ordered. Thank you B&H!

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                      • Business

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                      5.0

                      consistently good results

                      By docente

                      from Dover, NH

                      About Me Frequent User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Color Photos

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

                          This is a very fine product.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Business

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Gallery Quality!

                          By Elaine

                          from Pacific Grove, CA

                          About Me Infrequent User

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                          • Pricey / Poor Value

                          Best Uses

                          • Color Photos

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

                          This is the first time I have used this paper, and I am astounded at the results. I am printing on an Epson Pro3880, and I was simply thrilled when the first print came out of the printer. This paper is NOT cheap, so I plan to use something else for drafts, but this will definitely be me "go to" paper for final images.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal

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                          5.0

                          Appreciate careful packaging

                          By Roger Circle

                          from Lafayette, IN

                          About Me Frequent User

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Archival Performance
                          • Professional Weight
                          • Quality Output
                          • Subtle Texture

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Color Photos
                            • Fine Art Prints

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

                            I love this paper and output from my Epson 3800. It's expensive, so I want it to arrive in perfect condition with no bent corners or other damage. Thanks to B&H for packaging the product VERY carefully to minimize the potential for damage during shipment.

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                            • Business

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                            5.0

                            Nice surface and color

                            By rosemarina

                            from providence, RI

                            About Me Infrequent User

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Artwork reporduction

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

                              I used this to print a giclee of my artwork. It gave it a very nice feel, with a bit of texture. It provided good contrast and color. I will use it again.

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                              • Business

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                              5.0

                              Wow!

                              By mick Klass

                              from Tacoma, WA

                              About Me Frequent User

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Black & White documents
                                • Color Photos
                                • Matte prints

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

                                This is a beautiful paper for both color and monochrome photo prints. Just be sure your Epson printer has matte black capability, and can handle this weight and thickness paper. The images are rich.

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                                • Business

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                                4.0

                                A very fine quality

                                By katie

                                from fairfield, Ct

                                About Me Frequent User

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Good Value
                                • Professional Weight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Black & White documents
                                  • Color Photos

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

                                  I gave it 4 stars because I have been spoiled by Hahnemuhle William Turner paper which is amazing-- but at a lesser price, it was a good runner up. IMHO

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                                  • Business

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                                  5.0

                                  Love this paper!

                                  By Florida Fine Art Fotos

                                  from Florida

                                  About Me Frequent User

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

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

                                      I use it for both color and black/white images on an Epson printer. Terrific results.

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Personal

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                                      4.0

                                      beautiful surface

                                      By el supremo

                                      from Muncie, IN

                                      About Me Frequent User

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Artwork

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

                                        has a great color gamut and deep black. a beautiful surface for fine art prints. only problem is the surface is incredibly delicate, must be stored or matted with great care.

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                                        • Business

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                                        5.0

                                        Excellent for fine art B&W printing

                                        By badrufus

                                        from Tennessee

                                        About Me Frequent User

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

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

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Black & White documents

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

                                          I use this paper to print black and white photos on an Epson Stylus Pro 2880. I order Velvet in the 17x22 size and use a rotary trimmer to cut it into 8.5x11 sheets. This gives me 100 sheets at 8.5x11 for [$] rather than buying it at that size for a significant amount more. It is a great paper--for smaller prints. Despite having a noticable texture, it prints with exceptional clarity. For large prints I use Epson's Ultrasmooth, as a 13x19" sheet of it will more easily go through the rear manual feed of the 2880 whereas the Velvet seems to have a problem going through. B&H is where I get pretty much everything now--camera bodies, lenses, printers, new iMac (their price was the best available,even with an academic discount elsewhere), paper, ink, cables, etc.

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                                          • Business

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