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Epson Hot Press Natural Smooth Matte Paper - 13 x 19" - 25 Sheets

B&H # EPHPNSB25 MFR # S042320
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Product Highlights
  • Acid Free
  • pH Buffered

Epson Hot Press Natural 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
Natural white base
Basis Weight 330
Thickness 17
ISO Brightness 90
Opacity 98%
Surface Finish Matte
Epson Hot Press Natural Smooth Matte Paper - 13 x 19" - 25 Sheets
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    EpsonHot Press Natural Smooth Matte Paper - 13 x 19" - 25 Sheets
     
    4.9

    (based on 14 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Sharp tones & colors (10)
    • Professional weight (8)
    • Good value (7)
    • Durable (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Color photos (7)
      • Black & white documents (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Frequent user (10)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (8), Business (5)

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      5.0

      Great paper and value!

      By Chaz

      from Connecticut

      About Me Frequent User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Long Lasting Color
      • Sharp Tones & Colors

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Photos

        Comments about Epson Hot Press Natural 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.

        I used the HPN for portraits or when I wanted to dial down the brightness.

        Great paper!

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        • Personal

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        5.0

        Outstanding for B/W photography

        By texlens

        from San Antonio, TX

        About Me Frequent User

        Pros

        • Deep Blacks Crisp Detail
        • Excellent Weight

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Photos

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

        I print B/W photographs on an Epson 1430 using a carbon-pigment monochrome ink set. I've previously used comparable papers from Premier Art, Hahnemühle and others, but Epson HPN gives me the best results by a wide margin. Deep blacks and excellent rendition of almost-black shadow tones as well. Crisp details and smooth tonal gradations. The paper's slightly warm cast doesn't detract from highlights. (I use a custom curve in Photoshop to make the print match the screen image, and the curve slightly brightens the highlights and darkens the shadows relative to mid-tones.) I've experienced no paper-feed problems.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

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        5.0

        Excellent product

        By Drawavision

        from Henderson, NV

        About Me Frequent User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Graphics & Charts

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

          I use the Epson Hot Press Natural Smooth Mat paper for reproduction of my pen & ink drawings. The quality of this paper is great.

          • Primary use:
          • Business

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          5.0

          Great Paper

          By Steve Pituch

          from Corpus Christi, TX USA

          About Me Frequent User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Professional Weight
          • Sharp Tones & Colors

          Cons

          • Pricey

          Best Uses

          • Black & White documents
          • Color Photos

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

          This is the best paper I have used. I previously used Epson Ultra Premium Luster (UPL). I was afraid that HPN was going to be too off white from all the comments I had read, and that it would not be a good choice for subjects needing a lot of contrast. However, I think it has more color saturation, and contrast and better blacks than the UPL. And guess what, this paper is white. The difference in the whiteness from the UPL is not a big deal and hardly noticeable. So as it turns out all my photos are looking better on this paper. It actually has more detail than the UPL since the UPL has a slight stipple effect. If you are on a budget go with the UPL, but otherwise I would go with this paper. I love how the pigment appears to be on the surface like a painting. It soft proofs very well in Lightroom

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          • Business

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          5.0

          Excellent product

          By Drawman

          from Henderson, NV

          About Me Frequent User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Value
          • Professional Weight
          • Sharp Tones & Colors

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Black & White documents
            • Graphics & Charts

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

            I use this paper in my Epson printer to reproduce
            my pen & ink drawings. It is the first time I have used a high quality paper and I am totally
            impressed. There is nothing I don't like about
            this paper.

            • Primary use:
            • Business

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            5.0

            Excellent Paper

            By Bill

            from West Chester, PA

            About Me Frequent User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Sharp Tones & Colors

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Color Photos
              • Professional Documents

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

              Over the years I've printed on many different papers for both clients and exhibition purposes and this paper stands above all the rest. The ease of use and smooth tonal transitions produce fine art exhibition quality prints.

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              • Business

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              5.0

              Hot off the press!

              By Christian

              from Two Harbors Mn

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

              I really love this paper printed on my Epson stylist Pro 4800. The colors are vibrant and thr detail is second to none.

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              4.0

              Beautiful Paper

              By Alli

              from New York, NY

              About Me Frequent User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Bright
              • Durable
              • Good Value
              • Professional Weight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Color Photos

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

                I am in th love with this paper. It has a stunning finish. I always used to print on glossy but I am beginning to appreciate matte paper as well.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

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                5.0

                Beautiful portrait paper

                By Studio Indigo

                from Madison WI

                About Me Heavy Duty User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Professional Weight
                • Sharp Tones & Colors

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Color Photos
                  • Portaits

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

                  I use this paper to print portraits and it is absolutely beautiful. I come from a history of printing mainly on lustre papers for color and after using HPN I am completely converted to this paper.

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                  • Business

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                  5.0

                  Excellent paper

                  By Alan

                  from USA

                  About Me Frequent User

                  Pros

                  • Good Value
                  • Professional Weight
                  • Sharp Tones & Colors

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Black & White documents
                    • Color Photos

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

                    Hot Press Natural has quickly become a favorite of mine for fine art printing. The surface is smooth and the paper tone very slightly warm. The cotton fibre backing feels wonderful in the hand. As far as print quality goes, it is simply lovely. Dmax is amongst the highest of any of the currently available matte papers. Colors are rich and deep. Sharpness and detail are very high.

                    Some might prefer a brighter white, but that would almost certainly require optical brighteners (OBAs), which I something that I want to avoid. However, Epson also has a Hot Press Bright paper that would meet the requirement for more brightness. Personally, I find HPN to be quite white enough for my purposes, even with B&W images. I had been in the habit of adding a slight warm tone to my B&W prints using other papers, so now, I simply eliminate the toning, and the prints are perfect.

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                    • Personal

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                    5.0

                    Wonderful paper

                    By Rob

                    from New Mexico

                    About Me Frequent User

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Black and white photos
                      • Color Photos

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

                      Up until recently, I printed exclusively on semi-gloss paper (Canson Platine), so HPN is my first deep experience with matte paper. I must say that I am very impressed with the results. Colors are rich and lustrous, and B&W looks gorgeous. I realize that blacks are not as deep as with glossy paper, but somehow, it doesn't seem to matter. Much to my surprise, this matte paper can be extremely sharp and detailed, but it requires careful attention to sharpening technique to achieve this. The base paper is slightly warm, so I have learned not to add too much warmth to images in the editing process. Likewise, with ABW on my Epson 3880, I do not add warm tone, as I typically do with Platine.

                      So, although I am still in a learning phase, I am more than comfortable in declaring Hot Press Natural to be an excellent paper for almost all printing needs.

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                      • Personal

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                      5.0

                      Really good paper for most photos

                      By Mike

                      from North East

                      About Me Infrequent User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Sharp Tones & Colors

                      Cons

                      • Occasional loading proble

                      Best Uses

                      • Black and white photos
                      • Color Photos

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

                      Although the paper itself has very little texture, I use it with photos where I want to show the texture and very small details of the subject. I get real good quality prints.
                      The only occasional problem I had with it is jaming as a result of failure to load the paper correctly ( on a 2880). I'd say I have this problem one out of every 5 prints, and sometimes it wouldn't load correctly until the 3rd attempt. Having said that, loading from the single sheet/roll slot in the back of the 2880 is not the easist thing in the world.

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                      • Personal

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                      5.0

                      Excellent paper

                      By asharpe

                      from Palo Alto, CA

                      About Me Quality Oriented

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                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Good blacks
                      • Good Value
                      • Nice feel

                      Cons

                      • Pricey if not on sale

                      Best Uses

                      • Black-only carbon
                      • Graphics and Photos

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

                      I use this paper with pure carbon, in a black-only workflow in an Epson 1400. The texture is fairly fine, and doesn't detract at all from the prints. The blacks are quite good; clarity is excellent. I like the heavier weight paper for my larger prints; it feels more substantial.

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                      • Personal

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                      5.0

                      Great Fine Art Paper!

                      By Shootingkt

                      from San Francisco, CA

                      About Me Frequent User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Value
                      • Premium Quality Surface
                      • Professional Weight
                      • Sharp Tones & Colors

                      Cons

                      • Yellow Color Cast

                      Best Uses

                      • Documentary Photography
                      • Fine art Landscape
                      • Steal Life

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

                      I chose Epson Hot Press Natural because it has smooth surface, reasonable thickness, and premium quality matte. I used the paper for my fine art portrait project.
                      Things that are great about this paper would be the surface and quality. Epson Hot Press Natural paper's surface is in between Epson Enhanced Matte paper and Moab Lasal Photo Matte. Therefore, those of you who were looking for smoother surface than Epson Enhanced Matte, the Hot Press Natural would be great choice.
                      Also, the quality of the paper is amazing. I used permanent double sided tape for matting my images, and I accidentally put the tape on the other side of one image. I had to take out the tape, and nothing came off with the tape. The paper saved my time and money for printing another one.
                      On the other hand, one thing that would not so great about it is the color cast. Since it is 'Natural' paper, it has very wide warm color space. That means the paper has wide yellow and orange color space. My first test print showed strong yellow cast. I had to fix the issue by adjusting saturation and cooling filter through Photoshop because my project was fine art portrait.
                      However, if you are fine art landscape, steal life, or documentary photographer, this paper will give your images a whole different atmosphere.

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                      • Personal

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