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

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

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

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

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  • 100% Cotton Fiber Base Material
  • Basis Weight: 330 gsm
  • Thickness: 17 mil
  • Opacity: 98%
  • Brightness: 96%
  • Utilizes Optical Brightening Agents
  • Acid and Lignin Free; pH Buffered
  • Surface Finish: Smooth Matte
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For fine art photographers looking for a matte medium that can deliver a wide color gamut and high brightness, Epson has developed Hot Press Bright Paper. Made from 100% cotton rag and using a hot press production technique, this paper features a smooth matte finish. The heavy weight of 330 gsm, thickness of 17 mil, and opacity of 98% further give this paper the look and feel of a true fine art paper. Also, through the use of optical brightening agents, this media will help deliver bright whites, deep blacks, and a wide color gamut. Designed for longevity, Hot Press Bright is free of acid, lignin, and chlorine and is pH buffered.

This paper is available here as a 25-pack of 13 x 19" sheets.

UPC: 010343871243
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  • 1Description
Material Cotton Rag
Basis Weight 330 gsm
Thickness 17 mil / 0.43 mm
Opacity 98%
Brightness 96%
Single/Double-Sided Single
OBA Content Yes
Surface Finish Matte
Storage Temperature 68 to 77°F / 20 to 25°C
Storage Humidity 40 to 60%
Quantity 25 Sheets
Sheet Size (W x L) 13 x 19" / 33.02 x 48.26 cm
Packaging Info
Package Weight 5.75 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 22.5 x 16.5 x 1.2"
Hot Press Bright Paper (13 x 19", 25 Sheets) is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 42.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from All paper selection is subjective I'm not going to get into the optical brighteners versus no optical brighteners debate. That is a subjective minefield. On my long and expensive quest to find a fine art matte paper so my photos don't reflect my face back at me and has, almost, the DMax, clarity, sharpness and presence(my description) of one of the new Barytas, this may not be the Holy Grail, but it certainly puts you in the chapel and close to the altar. Of course printing on an Epson 7900 with the new HDR inks helps, but I'm sure it will do just fine on my trusty R2400 too. This is a very nice paper. I ordered a gob.
Date published: 2010-03-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful but delicate 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.
Date published: 2015-03-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Uneven surface quality of Epson Hot Press Soft Gloss paper. This is a heavy paper, which, when it's surface dries to the expected lustre or soft gloss, is an admirable printing paper for serious work. Unfortunately it does not always dry to a uniform gloss. In my experience, the paper frequently shows different degrees of surface character coming out of my large Epson Pro 3800. The uneven degree of semi gloss persists in the face of trying variables in settings to the point where I will have to discontinue using it. As usual with large-scale manufacturers, Epson is puzzled by my reporting this, and has no clue as to a solution other than an offer to replace it, so I must consider switching to other similar papers.
Date published: 2017-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best matte; best paper for framing I'm an advanced amateur and do a medium volume of printing. Dozens but not hundreds of images hanging on other peoples' walls, mainly 12x18 and 16x24. Epson 3880. After printing on semi-gloss media for years (Harman Baryta and Canson Baryta were favorites), I've recently switched to matte for framed work. I don't adhere prints to the backboard, I mount to a front mat with archival corners, and the gloss papers show the paper's undulations since the print is floating. It's particularly distracting with larger images and with museum glass. I've tested probably 50 papers by printing color wheels, B&W scales, and a handful of challenging images on each paper: same images, same size, same printer. Epson Hot Press Bright is my current favorite. Particularly behind glass or acrylic, the blacks are as black, the colors as vibrant, and the details as sharp as the barytas. In fact, if there's any glare from daylight or artificial light, the HPB is more vibrant because there are fewer distracting glares. It's important to test your prints behind the glazing of your choice if that's how they'll be displayed. Mattes get better behind glass; glossies and semi-glossies get worse. Of the 4 Epsons, I prefer the smooth Hot Press to the stippled Cold Press, and the white Bright to the warmer, creamier Natural, but that's just personal preference. Hahnemuhle PhotoRag Ultrasmooth is very comparable, but 50% more expensive.
Date published: 2015-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Quality and Range 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.
Date published: 2012-11-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Defective Product Ive been using Hot Press Natural for years, but when the 13x19 size was sold out, I decided to try out the bright. While the overall tone of the paper honestly didn't differ too far from what I was used to with natural, I noticed immediately that my prints were coming out with horrible scratches and streaks. My Printer and I toiled for HOURS trying to figure out what was going on and assumed there was something wrong with his Epson until we inspected a fresh, blank sheet under a bright light with a magnifying glass. EVERY SINGLE sheet had scratches and striations permeating the paper's coating. I am assuming I just got a bad batch, because I have never once encountered this issue with Hot Press Natural. Very disappointed though, I have to hang a gallery show in less than a week and my prints are unusable.
Date published: 2017-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great matte finish paper 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 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.
Date published: 2014-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ideal Paper Fine Art Photography 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.
Date published: 2015-03-11
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