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Epson Hot Press Bright Smooth Matte Paper - 13 x 19" - 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 - 13 x 19" - 25 Sheets
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    EpsonHot Press Bright Smooth Matte Paper - 13 x 19" - 25 Sheets
     
    4.9

    (based on 23 reviews)

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      (2)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Professional finish/quality (20)
    • Sharp tones & colors (19)
    • Vivid images (17)
    • Durable (12)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Color photos (18)
      • Black & white photos (14)
      • Portraits (5)
      • Everyday images (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi professional (9), Professional (8), Enthusiast (4)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (12), Business (8)

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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

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        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.

          • Primary use:
          • 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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            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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                • Personal

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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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                  • Personal

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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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                    • Personal

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                    5.0

                    Beautiful Matte for a reasonable price

                    By Jeanne

                    from Hartford, CT

                    About Me Professional

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                    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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                        • Personal

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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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                          • Business

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                          5.0

                          Expensive, but Great Photo Print Results

                          By FotoFileStudio

                          from St. Louis, Missouri

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                          Pros

                          • Professional Finish/Quality
                          • Sharp Tones & Colors

                          Cons

                          • Expensive

                          Best Uses

                          • Black & White Photos
                          • Color Photos

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

                          Beautiful tooth, bright white, strong and sturdy paper for use with your best (archival) projects. It IS expensive, but is worth it for both black & white and color images.

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                          • Business

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                          5.0

                          Outstanding paper

                          By Jack

                          from Corvallis, OR

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                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Excellent thickness
                          • 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:

                            This is a superb paper. It quickly has become my all time favorite.

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                            • Personal

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                            5.0

                            Best Matte paper I've used

                            By snapshot

                            from Fairfield Glade, TN.

                            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

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

                              I print using the Epson R3000 printer. I thought that my previous matte paper was good but this Hot Press Bright Smooth Matte is the best that I've seen. Razor sharp, great colors, matches what I see on my monitor, and the colors are vibrant without being over saturated. It also gives me the deepest blacks on my black & white photos.

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                              • Business

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                              5.0

                              This is the only paper that I use now.

                              By Waddyj

                              from Monroe, Louisiana

                              About Me Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • 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:

                                Stunning reproduction of images. The most beautiful paper I have ever used. Wish that more paper sizes were available

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                                5.0

                                Love It!

                                By GaryD

                                from Austin, Texas

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                                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:

                                  Great for Black and White as well as color

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                                  • Personal

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                                  5.0

                                  This Paper is Amazing

                                  By Frede

                                  from New Jersey

                                  About Me Semi Professional

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Professional Finish/Quality
                                  • Vivid Images

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

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

                                      I'm a fine art photographer. Used this paper to print one of my artworks for a show and I could not be more pleased. The print really pops - looks 3D actually. This paper has nice weight and a wonderful nice matte finish. I've read about the "brightener" debate - I'm putting my trust in Epson on that one.

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                                      • Personal

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                                      5.0

                                      Love this paper

                                      By Carol in Chicago

                                      from Chicago

                                      About Me Semi Professional

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                      • Pricey

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Black & White Photos
                                      • Color Photos

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

                                      I print with an Epson R2880 and I love how this paper takes the ink. The paper is thick, weighty, substantial--like watercolor paper, but with a smooth surface. It can be a bit fussy to load, but well worth the effort. I use this also in the 8.5 x 11 size and wish it came in more sizes.

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                                      • Business

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                                      5.0

                                      Excellent paper

                                      By John

                                      from Chicago

                                      About Me Enthusiast

                                      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:

                                        The paper is great for photo prints.

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                                        • Personal

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                                        4.0

                                        I like this product.

                                        By m.a.n

                                        from houston

                                        About Me Semi 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:

                                          love my color prints on this paper!

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                                          • Business

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