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Epson Hot Press Bright Smooth Matte Paper - 8.5 x 11" - 25 Sheets

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Product Highlights
  • Acid Free
  • pH Buffered

Epson Hot Press Bright Smooth Matte Paper is an acid free, 100% cotton rag media with a bright textured finish. This paper has an extremely-high color gamut and black density. This cylinder mould-made product 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
Mould-made in the traditional style
Acid and lignin free and pH buffered to preserve fine art and photos
High Dmax and wide color gamut
Bright white base
Basis Weight 330
Thickness 17
ISO Brightness 96
Opacity 98%
Surface Finish Matte
Epson Hot Press Bright Smooth Matte Paper - 8.5 x 11" - 25 Sheets
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    EpsonHot Press Bright Smooth Matte Paper - 8.5 x 11" - 25 Sheets
     
    4.8

    (based on 27 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (23)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Bright (15)
    • Professional weight (15)
    • Sharp tones & colors (13)
    • Durable (11)
    • Good value (11)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Color photos (12)
      • Black & white documents (8)
      • Graphics and photos (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Frequent user (16), Quality oriented (8)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (20), Business (6)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Impressive fine art paper in Epson R3000

      I use this paper for fine color and B&W portraits in my Epson R3000.
      It is a heavyweight paper that handles and feels like a fine art product. Epson advises very careful...Read complete review

      I use this paper for fine color and B&W portraits in my Epson R3000.
      It is a heavyweight paper that handles and feels like a fine art product. Epson advises very careful handling as the surface is delicate and scratches easily, just be careful and it works very well.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      as long as your printer is supported....

      paper has good range, nice surface. I happen to use an older model epson printer, which epson no longer supports in the for of icc profiles. I was able to pull some decent...Read complete review

      paper has good range, nice surface. I happen to use an older model epson printer, which epson no longer supports in the for of icc profiles. I was able to pull some decent prints, but probably through more trial and error than necessary based on having to use different profiles

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      5.0

      A Brillian Matte Finish Paper

      By Jay

      from Baltimore, MD

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Good Value
      • Vivid Printouts

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Black And White Prints
        • Color Prints
        • Graphics and Photos

        Comments about Epson Hot Press Bright Smooth Matte Paper - 8.5 x 11" - 25 Sheets:

        I print on an Epson 3880. My two favorite papers for portfolios and prints that will be hung are Epson Hot Press Bright and Exhibition Fiber. I use the latter for about ¾ of my prints, especially those with a wide range of colors for which a certain amount of "snap" is needed. But both EFP and HPB excel at reproducing a wide color range and wide luminosity range. But some prints just look better with a flatter, matte surface. For these HPB is my "go to" paper. I use it for both B&W and color prints. For images with a narrower color and luminosity range, with particularly muted colors, I use Cold Press Natural. Usually, these images also benefit from a textured paper, somewhat less white paper, like CPN. I can't think of any negatives.

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        • Personal

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        5.0

        Nice Paper-not for Epson 1430

        By nsepe

        from Gilford, NH

        About Me Quality Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Not For Epson 1430

          Best Uses

            Comments about Epson Hot Press Bright Smooth Matte Paper - 8.5 x 11" - 25 Sheets:

            I bought this paper thinking it would work with the Epson 1430 Artisan printer I just bought but it turns out it is not recommended for this printer—too thick (though it does go through at 18mls it's about 8 mls too thick).... Oh well, it is very pretty and I am using it for proofs until I run through the box. Nevertheless, it is worth 5 stars and the B+H price was the best.

            • Primary use:
            • Business

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            5.0

            paper

            By Alan

            from Los Angeles

            About Me Quality Oriented

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Epson Hot Press Bright Smooth Matte Paper - 8.5 x 11" - 25 Sheets:

                  Luscious surface, and colors maintain saturation suprisingly well relative to Exhibition Fiber

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                  • Personal

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                  5.0

                  EPSON'S BEST MAT PAPER!!

                  By photp43

                  from Boston, MA

                  About Me Quality Oriented

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Vivid Printouts

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Epson Hot Press Bright Smooth Matte Paper - 8.5 x 11" - 25 Sheets:

                      Nice thick stock, deep rich blacks, vibrant color, awesome paper

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                      • Personal

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                      5.0

                      beautiful colors

                      By Jerry

                      from Pine Colorado

                      About Me Quality Oriented

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to install
                      • Vivid Printouts

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Graphics and Photos

                        Comments about Epson Hot Press Bright Smooth Matte Paper - 8.5 x 11" - 25 Sheets:

                        beautiful paper, used at college

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                        • Personal

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                        4.0

                        Smooth good quality paper

                        By Epson 1

                        from San Francisco

                        About Me Quality Oriented

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Nice Stock
                        • Vivid Printouts

                        Cons

                        • No Grain

                        Best Uses

                        • Graphics and Photos
                        • Occasional Use

                        Comments about Epson Hot Press Bright Smooth Matte Paper - 8.5 x 11" - 25 Sheets:

                        It does a better job of printing detail or subtle color changes

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business

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                        5.0

                        Iwould highly recommend this paper

                        By Phil

                        from Murfreesboro ,TN

                        About Me Quality Oriented

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Excellent Paper
                        • Good Value
                        • Versatile
                        • Vivid Printouts

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Graphics and Photos

                          Comments about Epson Hot Press Bright Smooth Matte Paper - 8.5 x 11" - 25 Sheets:

                          For me Epson Hot Press Bright Matt Paper is an excellent paper, the colors that the paper brings out makes everything pop... I highly Recommend purchasing this paper.

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                          • Personal

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                          5.0

                          Good paper

                          By M

                          from Peru, IL

                          About Me Frequent User

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Color Photos

                            Comments about Epson Hot Press Bright Smooth Matte Paper - 8.5 x 11" - 25 Sheets:

                            Semi-smooth. Print photos on, then draw over. Paper takes ink and graphite well. Good, natural, paper, especially for mixed media.

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                            • Personal

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                            3.0

                            as long as your printer is supported....

                            By khoeck

                            from new york

                            About Me Frequent User

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                            • Jams

                            Best Uses

                            • Color Photos

                            Comments about Epson Hot Press Bright Smooth Matte Paper - 8.5 x 11" - 25 Sheets:

                            paper has good range, nice surface. I happen to use an older model epson printer, which epson no longer supports in the for of icc profiles. I was able to pull some decent prints, but probably through more trial and error than necessary based on having to use different profiles

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                            • Personal

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                            5.0

                            Best paper I ever used

                            By Will

                            from Essex Junction, VT

                            About Me Frequent User

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                            • Can Jam But See Review

                            Best Uses

                            • Black White Photos
                            • Color Photos

                            Comments about Epson Hot Press Bright Smooth Matte Paper - 8.5 x 11" - 25 Sheets:

                            I use this paper and the 13x19 size with my Epson R2000 printer. My formerly standard paper was Epson Ultra Premium Matte, which I still like very much. By comparison though, this paper looks richer and the colors have more depth. You seem to be looking into the paper rather than just at the surface. I initially had some trouble getting it to feed right, but found a solution. When feeding it through the single sheet feeder I keep a slight amount of pressure on the paper until the printer grabs it.

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                            • Personal

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                            5.0

                            Great

                            By Dave

                            from Boston

                            Verified Buyer

                            Comments about Epson Hot Press Bright Smooth Matte Paper - 8.5 x 11" - 25 Sheets:

                            So far I have printed only black and white images on this paper and it has been brilliant. I couldn't be more pleased.

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                            5.0

                            Great Value

                            By Jason

                            from Pittsburgh, PA

                            About Me Frequent User

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Bright
                            • Good Value

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Black & White documents

                              Comments about Epson Hot Press Bright Smooth Matte Paper - 8.5 x 11" - 25 Sheets:

                              I use this paper primarily for black and white prints. It has great a weight to it and is a great alternative to the more expensive Moab and Hahnehmule brands. Color prints have come out ok but that could be me and not the paper.

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                              • Personal

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                              5.0

                              Stunning Stuff

                              By sepiareverb

                              from NEK VT

                              About Me Frequent User

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Color Photos

                                Comments about Epson Hot Press Bright Smooth Matte Paper - 8.5 x 11" - 25 Sheets:

                                Wonderful for color photographs where surface shouldn't distract from the image. Images become one with the paper, don't sit on top like with so many inkjet papers.

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                                • Personal

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                                5.0

                                its the best of the best

                                By Mr. Sin

                                from Edinboro PA

                                About Me Frequent User

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Bright
                                • Durable
                                • Good Value
                                • Professional Weight

                                Cons

                                • Jams

                                Best Uses

                                • Black & White documents

                                Comments about Epson Hot Press Bright Smooth Matte Paper - 8.5 x 11" - 25 Sheets:

                                Used it for my photo 2 class at university. Printed beautiful in black and white. Absorbed the ink like nothing iv seen before

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                                • Personal

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                                4.0

                                Nice Pop for Matte

                                By FrannyD

                                from South Carolina

                                About Me Frequent User

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Bw Portraits

                                  Comments about Epson Hot Press Bright Smooth Matte Paper - 8.5 x 11" - 25 Sheets:

                                  Printing on Epson 3800 BW images that have nice pop for a matte finish. Fine Art look to finished portraits. I prefer the bright to the natural. Sheets are well packed and consistent. Easy loading Epson to Epson.

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                                  • Business

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                                  5.0

                                  Wonderful for B&W-Super B&H Processing

                                  By ChuckNonverbal

                                  from Portland, OR

                                  About Me Heavy Duty User

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Bright
                                  • Good Value
                                  • Professional Weight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Black & White documents

                                    Comments about Epson Hot Press Bright Smooth Matte Paper - 8.5 x 11" - 25 Sheets:

                                    I love how this paper renders B&W fine art images on my Epson 3800. B&H always double packs it so I never get bent paper and the price is terrific.

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                                    • Personal

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                                    5.0

                                    Impressive fine art paper in Epson R3000

                                    By Dr. Blase'

                                    from Seattle, WA

                                    About Me Heavy Duty User

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Bright
                                    • Doesn't Jam
                                    • Good For Color And Bw
                                    • Good Value
                                    • Great Color And Bw
                                    • Professional Weight
                                    • Sharp Tones & Colors
                                    • Substantial Weight Feel

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Black & White documents
                                      • Color Photos

                                      Comments about Epson Hot Press Bright Smooth Matte Paper - 8.5 x 11" - 25 Sheets:

                                      I use this paper for fine color and B&W portraits in my Epson R3000.
                                      It is a heavyweight paper that handles and feels like a fine art product. Epson advises very careful handling as the surface is delicate and scratches easily, just be careful and it works very well.

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                                      • Business

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                                      5.0

                                      Brilliant !

                                      By WHG

                                      from Arkansas

                                      About Me Frequent User

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Black & White documents
                                        • Color Photos

                                        Comments about Epson Hot Press Bright Smooth Matte Paper - 8.5 x 11" - 25 Sheets:

                                        Pleased in every way. Crisp, clear images "pop" in this fine art paper using an Epson Stylus Pro 3880 Printer.

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                                        • Personal

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                                        5.0

                                        Wow!

                                        By gosling702

                                        from Las Vegas, NV

                                        About Me Frequent User

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Bright
                                        • Doesn't Jam
                                        • Durable
                                        • Professional Weight
                                        • Sharp Tones & Colors
                                        • Xceptionl color for matte

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Color Photos
                                          • Graphics & Charts
                                          • Professional Documents

                                          Comments about Epson Hot Press Bright Smooth Matte Paper - 8.5 x 11" - 25 Sheets:

                                          I've never been super impressed with matte paper for photos or vector work until now. Love this stuff. I sell fine art prints off of my Epson 3880. Some contain text. I have found that it handles non-script letters better than cursive fonts,but that is true of most matte paper. Fine details in vector and photo is amazing. Heavy weight, nice soft feel for clients. The bright definitely holds color far better than some other brands- they really pop with a great deal of contrast I can't get elsewhere. It's a bit less cost effective than some others once you get into 17x22 territory but really worth it if you want high def and performance from a matte finish. Haven't done BW photos yet, but get nice tone range for color with a softer look than Luster. Time will tell how they hold up.
                                          Epson ICC profiles work well. Gotta play around with printer and color settings to get what you need out of it.

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                                          • Business

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                                          5.0

                                          great paper!

                                          By Jennn

                                          from SUNY new paltz

                                          About Me Frequent User

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Bright
                                          • Professional Weight

                                          Cons

                                          • Pricey / Poor Value

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Black & White documents
                                          • Color Photos

                                          Comments about Epson Hot Press Bright Smooth Matte Paper - 8.5 x 11" - 25 Sheets:

                                          I use this product for my digital photo class at SUNY new paltz. this paper printe wonderfully and the quality was better than i expected! i will most definitly buy this paper again!

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