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Epson Hot Press Bright Smooth Matte Paper (13 x 19", 25 Sheets)

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Epson Hot Press Bright Smooth Matte Paper (13 x 19", 25 Sheets)

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  • Acid Free
  • pH Buffered

Type: Hot Press Bright

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Hot Press Bright Hot Press Natural

Surface Finish: Smooth Matte

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Epson Hot Press Bright Smooth Matte Paper is an acid free, 100% cotton rag media with a bright smooth 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
UPC: 010343871243
Basis Weight 330 gsm
Thickness 17 mil
ISO Brightness 96%
Opacity 98%
Surface Finish Matte
Packaging Info
Package Weight 5.75 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 22.5 x 16.5 x 1.2"
Epson Hot Press Bright Smooth Matte Paper (13 x 19", 25 Sheets)
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    EpsonHot Press Bright Smooth Matte Paper (13 x 19", 25 Sheets)
     
    4.9

    (based on 32 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (28)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Professional finish/quality (28)
    • Sharp tones & colors (26)
    • Vivid images (24)
    • Durable (16)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Color photos (26)
    • Black & white photos (17)
    • Portraits (8)
    • Everyday images (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi professional (12), Professional (11), Enthusiast (5)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (16), Business (12)

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    5.0

    Ideal Paper Fine Art Photography

    By dlwimages

    from Talent, OR

    About Me Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • No Cons To Speak Of

    Best Uses

    • Color Photos

    Comments about Epson Hot Press Bright Smooth Matte Paper (13 x 19", 25 Sheets):

    I use Hot Press Bright Smooth Matte with The Epson SC P600 and the match between my monitor and the prints is impeccable and the paper quality is first rate. I couldn't be happier with this combination.

    • Primary use:
    • Business

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    4.0

    Beautiful but delicate

    By Jack

    from New England

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Very Delicate Surface

    Best Uses

    • Black & White Photos
    • Color Photos
    • Portraits

    Comments about Epson Hot Press Bright Smooth Matte Paper (13 x 19", 25 Sheets):

    I am a fine art photographer and I love this paper for what I do, which is mostly still life and portrait work. It is very rich in color and the texture is velvety smooth. However, this paper requires very careful handling. During the first 24 hours, before it is completely dry, any dust that lands on it can permanently adhere. I try to prevent this by placing the curing print back inside the box, making sure the lid is not in contact with the surface. Once prints are dry, it is still very easy to scratch them just by stacking them. Tissue needs to be placed between prints to lessen the chance of this happening. This is mostly noticeable in dark areas of images.

    This wouldn't be a good choice of paper for printing large quantities. It would be too frustrating due to the careful handling needed. But in terms of the end product, this is really gorgeous paper.

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    • Personal

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    5.0

    Perfect Paper For Epson Printing

    By Dcritic

    from Truckee, CA

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Professional Finish/Quality
    • Vivid Images

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Color Photos

      Comments about Epson Hot Press Bright Smooth Matte Paper (13 x 19", 25 Sheets):

      This is a great paper for landscape and nature photo prints. Simply the best Epson paper for such projects.

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      • Personal

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      5.0

      Great paper

      By Phototeach

      from New York

      About Me Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy Use Thick Brillian
      • Professional Finish/Quality
      • Sharp Tones & Colors
      • Vivid Images

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Color Photos

        Comments about Epson Hot Press Bright Smooth Matte Paper (13 x 19", 25 Sheets):

        This is a wonderful paper I use all the time.

        • Primary use:
        • Business

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        5.0

        Amazing paper and value

        By Chaz

        from Connecticut

        About Me Semi Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Color Photos

          Comments about Epson Hot Press Bright Smooth Matte Paper (13 x 19", 25 Sheets):

          I'm completing a project where I need to print on a sturdy matte paper. I purchased sample packs from Moab, Hahnemühle, and Epson. In comparison tests, the Epson HPB and HPN provided the best results. The prints were made on my Epson R3000.

          The paper also trims very cleanly. Unlike some cotton rags (Canson Rag, for example) that tend to chip along the edges.

          The HPN is a nice compliment for portraits or when you want to dial down the brightness.

          Great paper!

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          • Personal

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          5.0

          Excellent Papers

          By TonyK

          from Santa Monica

          About Me Professional

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          Pros

          • Professional Finish/Quality
          • Sharp Tones & Colors

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Black & White Photos
            • Color Photos

            Comments about Epson Hot Press Bright Smooth Matte Paper (13 x 19", 25 Sheets):

            Outstanding results with the 3880. This is truly matte so it works best with certain.

            Be sure to download the most recent profile.

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            • Business

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            5.0

            Georgeous

            By Kirk

            from Christiansburg Virginia

            Comments about Epson Hot Press Bright Smooth Matte Paper (13 x 19", 25 Sheets):

            Heavy, rich, nice paper. Prints have unexpected depth

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            5.0

            Perfect matte paper

            By Adam H

            from Albany NY

            About Me Semi Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Color Photos
              • Portraits

              Comments about Epson Hot Press Bright Smooth Matte Paper (13 x 19", 25 Sheets):

              This paper feels and looks great when your final print is on it. Its durable with a bit of thickness to it. Not cheap and flimsy at all. I am going to buy this paper again.

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              • Personal

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              4.0

              Nice paper with good color

              By Bob in Western MA

              from Western MA

              About Me Semi Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Black & White Photos
                • Color Photos
                • Portraits

                Comments about Epson Hot Press Bright Smooth Matte Paper (13 x 19", 25 Sheets):

                Gives very good results - good color and detail. Very good for fine art photography

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                • Business

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                5.0

                A great matte finish paper

                By Jay

                from Baltimore, MD

                About Me Semi Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Black & White Photos
                  • Color Photos

                  Comments about Epson Hot Press Bright Smooth Matte Paper (13 x 19", 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

                  Great paper

                  By Nelson

                  from Highland Park, IL

                  About Me Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Color Photos

                    Comments about Epson Hot Press Bright Smooth Matte Paper (13 x 19", 25 Sheets):

                    Use it for exhibition quality printing. Excellent paper.

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                    • Business

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                    5.0

                    This might be the best paper I have ever

                    By Peanut_the_cat

                    from Bradenton, FL

                    About Me Professional

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Black & White Photos
                      • Color Photos
                      • Portraits

                      Comments about Epson Hot Press Bright Smooth Matte Paper (13 x 19", 25 Sheets):

                      I'm a pro photography working 24/7 on my photography. Most of my work is for the Internet but my personal photography is printed. I have tried most paper but for last few years have used a luster finish as I was disappointed with matt papers some years ago and haven't tried them since. At that time my pictures looked flat (to me) and lacked the punch I wanted - maybe just with certain colors, anyway I left them alone for many years. I don't know what made me try the Epson Hot & Cold Press Bright papers but was blown away with the first print. I expected to write off a few sheets setting things up with the printer. I have never seen my prints look so good. Great blacks and tonal range. Punchy colors, but not over the top, really as close to my color calibrated 30" monitor as I have ever seen. No other paper came close as I usually need to tweek the printer driver slightly - not with these papers - as close as two different viewing sources can be. The scary thing is I made 30, 13" x 19" prints, in two days and that's getting expensive. Two other points. I don't see a huge difference between Cold & Hot surface finishes but there is some. Cold might be my future choice as it is supposed to have more surface texture, but it is marginal. The other thing to watch for is it is hard to tell the printing side from the back side. Epson place a warning sheet in the packet to say "this side up" but if you get distracted even the damp lip test makes it hard to confirm. Expensive but worth it for your best work. Oh I use a 3800 printer.

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                      • Personal

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                      5.0

                      BEST EPSON MAT PAPER

                      By photp43

                      from Boston, MA

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                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Black & White Photos
                        • Color Photos

                        Comments about Epson Hot Press Bright Smooth Matte Paper (13 x 19", 25 Sheets):

                        Nice thick stock, super-bright, excellent blacks and really nice color saturation!!!

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                        • Personal

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                        5.0

                        Magnificent paper

                        By Drcaptain

                        from Florida

                        Comments about Epson Hot Press Bright Smooth Matte Paper (13 x 19", 25 Sheets):

                        The detail and contrast of this paper is superb!
                        My 3880 handles this paper very well.
                        I highly recommend this paper. While out in Santa Fe
                        Taking a workshop I was able to sample many papers and found this to be in the top three.

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                        5.0

                        Very bright, very smooth fine art paper

                        By swhoutx035

                        from Houston, Tx

                        About Me Semi Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Sharp Tones & Colors

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Black & White Photos

                          Comments about Epson Hot Press Bright Smooth Matte Paper (13 x 19", 25 Sheets):

                          This is a very bright and very smooth acid-free, lignin-free, pH buffered fiber paper. I print mainly BW and images which turn out sharp and have great tonal range and dmax. It'a a nice heavy 330gms/0.5mm paper.

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                          5.0

                          Best Paper I Ever Used

                          By Will

                          from Essex Junction, VT

                          About Me Semi Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Black & White Photos
                            • Color Photos

                            Comments about Epson Hot Press Bright Smooth Matte Paper (13 x 19", 25 Sheets):

                            I use this paper and the 8.5x11 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. It also produces great looking black and white prints with deep, rich blacks and clean, bright high values.

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                            5.0

                            Excellent Quality and Range

                            By orcastu

                            from Virginia

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                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Black & White Photos
                              • Color Photos

                              Comments about Epson Hot Press Bright Smooth Matte Paper (13 x 19", 25 Sheets):

                              I have been exploring various papers for use with my Epson 3880 and I have found this paper to be superb when I need a bright white and good dmax. I also use natural and cold press. I find myself printing more and more on matte rather that luster or satin now that I have found these excellent paper. Weight is good which if selling unframed would impress a buyer. There are numerous excellent papers out there today and it is hard to choose but you won't have an issue with this and compared to epson velvet, your gamut range will be better.

                              5 thumbs up to B&H also for providing the best packaging of paper products. Epson does a good job but the B&H shipping team makes sure that your paper will arrive without a bent edge.

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                              5.0

                              Beautiful Matte for a reasonable price

                              By Jeanne

                              from Hartford, CT

                              About Me Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Color Photos

                                Comments about Epson Hot Press Bright Smooth Matte Paper (13 x 19", 25 Sheets):

                                I love this paper, I've been printing on it for about a year and can't get away from it. Beautiful color reproduction and a soft velvety look. Epson paper is reasonably priced as opposed to some of the other fine art matte papers. I prefer the white balance of the hot press bright vs. the natural.

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                                5.0

                                Brilliant !

                                By Bill

                                from Arkansas

                                About Me Semi Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

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

                                  Comments about Epson Hot Press Bright Smooth Matte Paper (13 x 19", 25 Sheets):

                                  Clear, crisp image printing on this wonderful fine art matte paper !

                                  I'm pleased in every way. It's my new velvet !

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                                  4.0

                                  Very pleased with the paper and profile

                                  By CHCollins - Mountain City Arts

                                  from Asheville NC

                                  About Me Semi Professional

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Color Photos

                                    Comments about Epson Hot Press Bright Smooth Matte Paper (13 x 19", 25 Sheets):

                                    I have used this paper with the Epson R3000 for some graphic style art with large areas of black as well as fine lines. I was pleased with the Dmax of the black areas as well as its ability to keep fine lines from spreading. The white background is nice and cool, not bluish, not gray, not yellow. The paper is a nice weight -- I did not experience much if any curl from printing. I handled the paper by the edges and did not have any drop out areas. Color reproduction was spot-on (using a profile and calibrated monitor). 2 minor notes about the profile -- I had to go to the "Pro" section of the Epson website to download the profile for this printer-paper combination; and in Photoshop, the profile is a little hard to find in the list, as they use the abbreviation HPB instead of the words "Hot Press Bright" in the title of the profile. Also, for the R3000, the paper requires you to use the fine-art feed path. I had some issues getting the print-driver settings for the R3000 coordinated with the use of this tray when printing from Photoshop, but that comment is more related to the R3000 itself.

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