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Epson Exhibition Fiber Paper for Inkjet (8.5 x 11", Letter , 25 Sheets)

B&H # EPEFPL25 MFR # S045033
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  • Fiber Base
  • 13 mil Thick
  • Soft Gloss Surface
  • Instant-drying
  • Traditional Look and Feel
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Epson Exhibition Fiber Paper is designed specifically for use with Epson's UltraChrome K3 ink and was developed in collaboration with many of the industry's leading professional photographers to ensure it meets their most discerning requirements.

This unique media offers the same deep blacks, subtle tonal gradations and long-lasting results as the darkroom papers of old. Its fiber base has a rich surface, a continuous tone and soft gloss that are ideal for creating stunning color or neutral black-and-white prints that retain the look and feel of traditional fiber paper.

Basis Weight 325 gsm
Thickness 13 mil
ISO Brightness 111%
Opacity Not Specified by Manufacturer
Surface Finish Gloss

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EpsonExhibition Fiber Paper for Inkjet (8.5 x 11", Letter , 25 Sheets)
 
4.5

(based on 72 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (46)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Professional weight (63)
  • Sharp tones & colors (58)
  • Bright (39)
  • Durable (35)
  • Doesn't jam (31)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (12)
  • Dull tones & colors (3)

Best Uses

  • Color photos (51)
  • Black & white documents (20)
  • Black and white photos (3)
  • Graphics & charts (3)
  • Professional documents (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Frequent user (47), Heavy duty user (16), Infrequent user (7)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (49), Business (20)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

The Best Epson Paper

This is a thick paper with a solid feel and nice texture -- much better than Lustre. Without a doubt it is Epson's finest paper ever manufactured. I viewed several prints made with...Read complete review

This is a thick paper with a solid feel and nice texture -- much better than Lustre. Without a doubt it is Epson's finest paper ever manufactured. I viewed several prints made with an Epson 9900 and this paper that were beyond description. They were that great! The sharp tones and brilliant colors are terrific.

As for this paper being similar to that of papers used by wet darkroom owners, I highly disagree on this point. I had a darkroom for many years. Exhibition Fiber Paper is absolutely nothing at all like the papers I used in that environment. This is not a shortcoming. It is just an observation. Exhibition Fiber Paper is a marvelous product on its own basis.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

It's okay but not really an "F" surface

I started printing in the darkroom over 40 years ago with Kodak Medalist and Kodabromide glossy "F" surface papers. I loved the look of those papers along with Agfa Brovira and...Read complete review

I started printing in the darkroom over 40 years ago with Kodak Medalist and Kodabromide glossy "F" surface papers. I loved the look of those papers along with Agfa Brovira and Portriga Rapid--all with the smooth "F" surfaces. Since I never owned a ferrotype plate, all my prints were air dried. According to Epson, the Exhibition Fiber is supposed to recreate the look of a glossy fiber paper that was dried without ferrotyping. It's close but not good enough. There is a slight surface texture to this paper that was never there in the F-surface papers of old. To my eyes, this leads to a little loss in definition of the printed image. There's also a lack of vibrancy in the colors. Pictures printed on this paper just look dull to my eyes whereas the same photo printed on Epson's Premium Photo Paper Glossy paper completely dances off the surface with life.

I do like the weight of this paper compared to the lighter weight Epson paper but the weight is not really a factor when the picture is mounted and exhibited behind glass. Based on image quality alone, I think Exhibition Fiber is only "OK" but not really worth the extra cost.

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5.0

The Best

By Robert

from Brandon,MS

About Me Infrequent User

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Color Photos

    Comments about Epson Exhibition Fiber Paper for Inkjet (8.5 x 11", Letter , 25 Sheets):

    This is my favorite paper. The color reproduction is beautiful. The weight of the paper makes it lay very flat, great for mounting. The surface reminds of the old black and white glossy paper we would dry without glossing. If you like Epson's luster, you will love Exhibition Fiber.

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    • Personal

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    5.0

    Stunning, rich, non-flimsy prints!

    By NYC Susan

    from New York, NY

    About Me Heavy Duty User

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    Pros

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

    Cons

    • A Little Pricey -worth It

    Best Uses

    • Color Photos
    • Fine Art

    Comments about Epson Exhibition Fiber Paper for Inkjet (8.5 x 11", Letter , 25 Sheets):

    I use this paper to print scans of my paintings as well as photography. The result is something which is to me unrivaled as far as other papers out there. It is heavy, non-flimsy. The surface gleams, rather than shines; it's something less 'glitzy' and more elegant - - a satin-esque radiance, rather than a specular one. No one can be disappointed in this paper, I can't recommend it enough.... worth every penny. I wish it came in more sizes.

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    • Business

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    5.0

    Beautiful in Black and White

    By Mike

    from Boston, MA

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          Comments about Epson Exhibition Fiber Paper for Inkjet (8.5 x 11", Letter , 25 Sheets):

          B&W prints on my Epson R3000 are just gorgeous.

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          • Personal

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          5.0

          great stuff

          By jb

          from nj

          About Me Heavy Duty User

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                Comments about Epson Exhibition Fiber Paper for Inkjet (8.5 x 11", Letter , 25 Sheets):

                looks and feels great.

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                • Business

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                5.0

                Great paper, deep rich tones.

                By d-max

                from Denver Colorado

                About Me Frequent User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Pricey / Poor Value

                Best Uses

                • Black & White documents
                • Color Photos

                Comments about Epson Exhibition Fiber Paper for Inkjet (8.5 x 11", Letter , 25 Sheets):

                I really like this paper it has a wide rich color range with a high D-max. The saturation has a deep rich quality.

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                2.0

                Beautiful Results But Too Many QC Issues

                By J

                from USA

                About Me Infrequent User

                Pros

                • Professional Weight
                • Sharp Tones & Colors

                Cons

                • Jams
                • Pricey / Poor Value

                Best Uses

                • Color Photos

                Comments about Epson Exhibition Fiber Paper for Inkjet (8.5 x 11", Letter , 25 Sheets):

                When it works it's great. It has a lovely, smooth surface. Regrettably, about 50% of my printing attempts with 8.5 x 11" paper were ruined by either 1) black spots on the paper as it came from the box, 2) feeding problems (mostly but not entirely fixed by setting my Epson 3880's platen gap to "wide") or 3) white specks that appeared on the paper after printing, as either bits of the paper surface flaked off or loose flakes that I had missed in my pre-printing air-bulb dusting of the paper came off. Very frustrating. Not sure if I'm going to continue to use it after the batch I bought from B&H during the last Epson rebates runs out.

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                • Business

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                5.0

                I love this paper

                By warrenphilly

                from Philadelphia

                About Me Heavy Duty User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Professional Weight
                • Sharp Tones & Colors

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Professional Photos

                  Comments about Epson Exhibition Fiber Paper for Inkjet (8.5 x 11", Letter , 25 Sheets):

                  It prints wonderful colors and rich black and whites. If you have a printer that can use it, it's the best!

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                  • Personal

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                  5.0

                  Epson Photo Paper

                  By norm

                  from west new york , n.j.

                  About Me Infrequent User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Pricey

                  Best Uses

                  • Color Photos

                  Comments about Epson Exhibition Fiber Paper for Inkjet (8.5 x 11", Letter , 25 Sheets):

                  Excellent quality print image using the Epson 2200 printer - in high image resolution mode -

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                  • Personal

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                  2.0

                  More than a little disappointing

                  By Digital at Last

                  from Kinnelon, NJ

                  About Me Frequent User

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                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Black & White documents

                      Comments about Epson Exhibition Fiber Paper for Inkjet (8.5 x 11", Letter , 25 Sheets):

                      The paper does not do flesh tones well. I printed the same photo with Epson's Ultra Premium Photo Paper Luster and it was far superior. The Exhibition Fiber Paper curls (by Epson's own admission) in response to heat and humidity during the printing process. Other prints that I made at the same time with other papers did not curl at all. That said, for black and white prints, it showed great resolution and tonality.

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                      5.0

                      Great Paper

                      By Bessbug

                      from SC

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                      Pros

                      • Professional Weight
                      • Sharp Tones & Colors

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Epson Exhibition Fiber Paper for Inkjet (8.5 x 11", Letter , 25 Sheets):

                          One of my favorite papers. Reminds me of the print quality of fiber based printing in the darkroom. Produces rich tones.

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                          4.0

                          Can Work Well on Epson R2000

                          By Greg M

                          from Huntington, WV

                          About Me Frequent User

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                          Pros

                          • Doesn't Jam
                          • Durable
                          • Professional Weight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Color Photos

                            Comments about Epson Exhibition Fiber Paper for Inkjet (8.5 x 11", Letter , 25 Sheets):

                            I ordered this not realizing that it's designed specifically for K3.
                            After some trial and error, it produces very fine portrait prints.
                            Paper Type: Ultra Premium Luster
                            ICC: SPR2000: Premium Luster.
                            Skin tones are accurate and are very well saturated.
                            Bottom line: For UltraChrome ink, this produces very good results, but there are better choices for R2000.

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                            • Business

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                            5.0

                            My go-to paper

                            By Stevo

                            from Westerly R.I.

                            About Me Heavy Duty User

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                            Pros

                            • Gloss Is Just Right
                            • Professional Weight
                            • Sharp Tones & Colors

                            Cons

                            • Pricey / Poor Value

                            Best Uses

                            • Color Photos

                            Comments about Epson Exhibition Fiber Paper for Inkjet (8.5 x 11", Letter , 25 Sheets):

                            This is the finest paper I've found todate. Color rang is exellent and the finish is not to glossy.I use to us Luster but not any longer!

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                            5.0

                            Historic Photo Display Enhanced

                            By Bob

                            from Easthampton, MA

                            About Me Frequent User

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                            Pros

                            • Professional Weight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Epson Exhibition Fiber Paper for Inkjet (8.5 x 11", Letter , 25 Sheets):

                                I retired from teaching at The Williston Northampton School in Easthampton, MA. 16 years ago but have continued to maintain a display of team photographs at the School. Presently there are over 1600 photographs on the walls of the gym with the first one being that of the 1870 baseball team.
                                Although most are archival monochrome prints we started taking taking and printing the pictures digitally about 5 years ago. However, the printer got about 5 seasons behind so I decided I would take on the printing of them. Fortunately, I live close to the School and have access to the computer/printer area at the photo lab. I looked around for a good paper to use and Epson's Exhibition Fiber Paper for Inkjet was recommended so I tried it and am immensely pleased with the results. The soft gloss surface is ideal for the display. All photographs continue to be printed in B&W with a slight warm tone.

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                                2.0

                                Very disappointing

                                By djs

                                from Longmont, CO

                                About Me Frequent User

                                Pros

                                • Sharp Tones & Colors

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Epson Exhibition Fiber Paper for Inkjet (8.5 x 11", Letter , 25 Sheets):

                                    I've made a couple of dozen prints with this paper on an Epson 4900 printer. Results are completely mixed - they're either great prints or rejects. It appears that about one print in five will have a tiny "bubble" of ink that doesn't completely adhere to the surface of the paper. When the ink's dry, the bubble flakes off, leaving a tiny white spot. The problem seems most pronounced with the Photo Black ink.

                                    I'll keep looking for a better paper.

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                                    4.0

                                    High Quality

                                    By BH

                                    from Los Alamitos, CA

                                    About Me Frequent User

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Good Value
                                    • Professional Weight
                                    • Sharp Tones & Colors

                                    Cons

                                    • Coating Peels Off

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Black & White documents
                                    • Color Photos

                                    Comments about Epson Exhibition Fiber Paper for Inkjet (8.5 x 11", Letter , 25 Sheets):

                                    This is a high quality paper, it renders the colors very nice, it looks more contrasty than Casnon Baryta paper. it is tick and sturdy and it has more texture than baryt papers. The only reason I am giving 4 stars is the lack of profile on Epson's website and there are no good instruction on which media to select (gloss, luster, semi-gloss). Epson should've done beter job on this. Something that other reviewers noted: the coating of the paper peels off time to time and you have to re-print.

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                                    4.0

                                    Nearly the best

                                    By Andrew

                                    from Columbus, OH

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                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Color Photos

                                      Comments about Epson Exhibition Fiber Paper for Inkjet (8.5 x 11", Letter , 25 Sheets):

                                      Everybody loves Exhibition Fiber, and for good reason: it looks and feels like the fiber-based papers we used back in those halycon days when the smell of fixer filled you anticipation.

                                      I use a lot of this, but after doing a comprehensive comparison of top-shelf fine art papers, I'm switching to Hahnemuhle Fine Art Photo Rag Pearl. My tests were far from objective — I was looking for the best paper for my style of photography. Now I will say that Exhibition Fiber was a close second and is, in my optinion, still one of the best PK (photo black) papers available.

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                                      5.0

                                      This Paper Rocks with an Epson printer

                                      By JJJJ

                                      from Cranston, RI

                                      About Me Frequent User

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Color Photos

                                        Comments about Epson Exhibition Fiber Paper for Inkjet (8.5 x 11", Letter , 25 Sheets):

                                        Scott Kelby recommended it and it's one of the best recommendations he ever made. It's a top-of-the-line paper.

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                                        4.0

                                        nice weight, a bit dullish on the finish

                                        By PCLN

                                        from Cambridge, MA

                                        About Me Frequent User

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Sharp Tones & Colors

                                        Cons

                                        • Pricey / Poor Value

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Color Photos

                                        Comments about Epson Exhibition Fiber Paper for Inkjet (8.5 x 11", Letter , 25 Sheets):

                                        A great weight, but looks pretty much like the high end luster paper. Very nice tones, but not as quite a luminous a surface as I'd like. I guess nothing really can replace traditional color prints...

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                                        4.0

                                        exellent

                                        By Barb

                                        from Somerset, NJ

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                                        Pros

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

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Epson Exhibition Fiber Paper for Inkjet (8.5 x 11", Letter , 25 Sheets):

                                            excellent dynamic range. Make for rich looking photos

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                                            4.0

                                            High Quality Paper

                                            By Zack

                                            from San Francisco

                                            About Me Frequent User

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

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

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

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

                                              Comments about Epson Exhibition Fiber Paper for Inkjet (8.5 x 11", Letter , 25 Sheets):

                                              Beautiful, high quality, heavy weight paper. I am really pleased with how images look on it. My only complaint is several sheets have had dark specs in them, which I have had to reserve for some of my darker images so they disappear.

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