Epson Hot Press Bright Paper (17 x 22", 25 Sheets)

Epson Hot Press Bright Paper (17 x 22", 25 Sheets)

Epson Hot Press Bright Paper (17 x 22", 25 Sheets)

B&H # EPHPBC25 MFR # S042331
In Stock
Order in the next 0:00:00 to ship today

Product Highlights

  • 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
Show moreShow less

Type: Bright

Natural Bright

Surface Finish: Smooth Matte

Smooth Matte Textured Matte
Conditional Rebates See Details
  • Purchase A Combination Of Any 3 Qualifying Epso Professional Imaging Legacy Get Rebate Via Mail! Offer ends: NOV 30 '18

B&H $500 Gift Card Dash

Share for a chance to win a $500 B&H Gift Card!

Share on Twitter

Share a favorite product for chances to win one of eight $500 B&H Gift Cards!
1 new winner announced every Monday starting Nov 5th!
Limit 1 entry per day: Come back every day to increase your chance of winning.

Be sure to mention #BHWishList when you share!

Congrats to our winners so far:

Next winner: Nov 26th

James Z. (Wk 1)

Ralph H. (Wk 2)

Arturo M. (Wk 3)

Official Rules


NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. The B&H $500.00 Gift Card Dash (the "Sweepstakes") is void where prohibited by law and is sponsored by B&H Foto & Electronics Corp., 440 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10001 ("Sponsor"). It is not sponsored or endorsed by Facebook or Twitter in any way.

Entry Period/Methods of Entry. The Sweepstakes will run from on or about October 28, 2018 until on or about December 23, 2018 (the "Entry Period"). Entries received outside the Entry Period are void. Enter the Sweepstakes via either one of the following methods. (1) Share any product found on the B&H website (the "Website") on Facebook or Twitter via the dedicated links contained on the website using the hashtag #BHWishlist; or (2) Mail a postcard (postmarked during the Entry Period) containing your name, address, phone number, and email address, and indicate the subject(s), if any, about which you are interested in receiving future emails from B&H (e.g. photo, video, audio, computers, home theater, portable entertainment ) (optional) to: B&H $500.00 Gift Card Dash Sweepstakes, c/o B&H Foto & Electronics Corp., 440 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10001 (either option, an "Entry"). Entries must not, in the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor, contain obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit, or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate content. Entries deemed by Sponsor to be inappropriate will be disqualified. Entries owned by a third party, or the use of any trademarks, service marks, logos, brands, or products owned by a third party are not acceptable for entry into the Sweepstakes. Limit 1 entry per person, per day.

Winner Selection/Prizes/Odds. The B&H Social Team will randomly select a winner from among all eligible entries every Monday during the Entry Period, for a total eight (8) winners (each a "Winner"). Each Winner will receive a B&H Gift Card pre-valued in the amount of $500.00. No cash or other substitutions will be offered. Winner selection is in the sole and absolute discretion of the B&H Social Team. Any taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner. Winners will be notified and receive their prize at the email address associated with the account to which their Entry was posted or the email account provided with a mail-in entry. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

Identity of Winners/Eligible Participants. Winners will be identified by the email account associated with the Facebook or Twitter account from which their Entry was submitted or the email account provided with a mail-in entry. An email account holder shall mean the natural person assigned to such email account by the internet access or online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with such email account. Any issues regarding the identity of a Winner shall be resolved by Sponsor in its sole discretion. The Sweepstakes is only open to residents of the United States that are at least eighteen (18) years of age on their entry date and is not open to employees of Sponsor, their immediate family, any person domiciled with such employees, or any affiliates or subsidiaries of Sponsor.

Entry Ownership/Entrant Agreements. Entrants retain full ownership and copyrights to their Submission. However, by entering the Sweepstakes entrants grant Sponsor permission to use their Entries for promotional purposes on their respective social media channels with proper credit. Entrants also agree: (a) to be bound by these Official B&H $500.00 Gift Card Dash Sweepstakes Rules; (b) that any claims related to this Sweepstakes shall be resolved individually without resort to any form of class action and that awards, shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred in entering the Sweepstakes, and shall not include incidental or consequential damages or attorneys fees; and (c) that any actual or perceived ambiguities in these rules shall be interpreted by Sponsor in their sole discretion.

Limitation of Liability/Sponsor Modification/Cancellation Rights/ Choice of Law/ Venue/ Winners List. Sponsor is not responsible for incomplete entries or for failure to receive entries due to technical failures or human error of any kind. Winners agree that Sponsor will have no responsibility for losses or damage of any kind resulting from the acceptance, possession, or use of the prizes. Except where prohibited, participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes entrant's consent to the publication of his or her name by Sponsor in any media for commercial or promotional purposes without limitation or further compensation subject to Sponsor's respective Privacy Policies. Sponsor may modify or discontinue the Sweepstakes at any time and may disqualify from the Sweepstakes any person it determines, in its sole discretion, to have attempted to or actually tampered with or otherwise abused any aspect of the Sweepstakes. Entrants agree that in the unlikely event a dispute arises in connection with this Sweepstakes, it will be governed by the laws of the State of New York and heard exclusively in a court of applicable jurisdiction in the County and State of New York irrespective of any choice of law provisions to the contrary. To receive names of the winners by U.S. mail, please mail a self-addressed stamped envelope to: B&H Foto & Electronics Corp., Attn: B&H $500.00 Gift Card Dash Sweepstakes, 440 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10001. Any Winners List request must be received by B&H within one (1) year of the date the Sweepstakes is conducted.

Let us know how to reach you if you win!

Privacy 100% guaranteed; email address for contact purposes only


Already have a B&H account? Just log in tomorrow to enter again!

$0 VA Sales Tax Collected on This Item
Add to Wish List Item in Wish List

Epson S042331 overview

  • 1Description

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 17 x 22" sheets.

UPC: 010343871250
Table of Contents
  • 1Description

Epson S042331 specs

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) 17 x 22" / 43.18 x 55.88 cm
Packaging Info
Package Weight 8.3 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 25.25 x 20.25 x 1.0"

Epson S042331 reviews

Hot Press Bright Paper (17 x 22", 25 Sheets) is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 34.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smooth Matte Paper: I've tested them all I recently did a test comparing all the fine art papers from Hahnemhle, Canson, Epson, Moab and Museo over fifty different papers in total. I'm not going to claim that my tests are definitive or even objective. My goal was finding the best paper for printing my work. In the category of Smooth Matte papers (which I use the most), Hot Press Bright beat Canson Infinity Rag Photograpique by a hair, probably because this paper has OBAs (optical brightening agents). (Canson wins against Hot Press Natural but only he narrowest of margins). There is a lot of FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt) in the market about OBAs and their impact on image longivity. You'll often hear something like this paper has no OBA, which are known to (negatively) impact image longivity. While this may be true in general, it's not always true. Look at the Wilhelm Research ratings for Espon papers with UltraChrome K3 Pigment inks (Pro 3880, etc). When a print is displayed under UV filtered glass, Epson has two papers that are rated in excess of 200 years (UPPP Luster and Watercolor Radiant White) - both of which use OBAs. On to the paper: very good sharpness, good reds (always a problem for matte papers), exceptional blacks (another problem area) and very good overall contrast. You're not going to get the kind of Dmax that you would with a glossy paper, but it's pretty close. At 330 gsm, it's one of the heaviest matte papers out there, which for me is a good thing. I would definitely recommend using the front feeder to print on this paper so that you get a straight paper path. In my testing, 330+ gms papers are prone to ink problems at the end of the print if you send them through the rear feeder.
Date published: 2013-02-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A very nice paper This paper has a real nice weight to it and feels hefty in the hand. The matte finish is quite nice, and it doesn't seem too fragile to me (but I'm careful with it nonetheless). It's bright, but it's not white. I print a lot of winter minimalist shots with pure white snow in them, and I would like it even more if this paper were whiter yet. But the slight warm cast isn't a problem on other shots, or even on some snow shots if they aren't side by side with a whiter paper. I've had no issues with jamming or anything like that. Colors look good, and for whatever reason, prints on this paper come out matching exactly what my monitor shows. Other papers I use require tiny amounts of interpolation to get prints to match the monitor precisely.
Date published: 2011-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Breakthrough in Matte Paper This is the best fine art matte paper anyone has yet produced. It works great with even older printers with the Ultrachrome Ink. Great results from my six year old Epson 4000.
Date published: 2010-07-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from My preferred paper This is the paper i used for all gallery and editioned prints. Good gray scale range. I wish it was a little smoother but still the best I have found. Two negitives. Print surface is very easy to damage, especially fresh out the print, not wise to stack prints trying. I blow down sheets before I print but I have had issues with flecks coming off the paper with my 4900. Hard to explain and its rare but happens.
Date published: 2015-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful results I print abstract photos on an Epson 3880 printer. I have tried several other papers and I find that the overall look of the Hot Press Bright looks fantastic for what I am trying to do. My photos go from stright B & W to very saturated colors and it handles them all very nicely. Good blacks, bright colors and even though it has a matt finish everything still pops and looks sharp. Also, the paper is thick enough so that you can handle it easily. I am also using the 8 x 10 cut of this paper and like it as well.
Date published: 2015-06-02
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Epson Hot Press Dissappointment I purchased Epson Hot Press Bright White after reading glowing reviews and watching promotional videos that praised it's d-max and claimed rich, deep blacks and a gamut close to Premium Luster. But in testing this paper on an Epson 3880 printer with Epson profiles, I found poor performance in shadows, and no match to Premium Luster.Initial tests showed muddy shadows and a general foggy image. More detailed test with step wedge images showed that the paper is unable to handle RGB values below the 30 to 40 range. The paper clips significantly below this range, and shadow detail is lost.The paper performs well on medium to high key images, but is unsuitable for images with significant low key shadows. Strangely, the Epson promotional videos by famous photographers contain samples of some very low key images. Don't be misled by them, as I was.I documented my experience here@
Date published: 2011-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My expections was exceeded times Ten! If you know this product, you know it's available widely and what you're getting. Paper is paper, but you need to get the right stuff. The point of this writing is the B&H difference. I am in Los Angeles, but you'd think from the way it was packed that I lived on Mars. The packaging was solid, secure, professional, and with obvious regard for the condition of the product and my need to have it arrive in good order. 15 stars for packing and delivery!!
Date published: 2011-12-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from terrible paper I was printing 21 17x17 images for a gallery show. After the first few prints I started noticing tiny gray/black specks in the white/unprinted border areas. Never at the same spot, never more then 2 or 3. Of course I thought this had to be a printer issue. (Epson SC P800). I spend hours with Epson customer service trying to take care of the problem. After wasting about 50 sheets they gave up and told me to bring the printer to a service center. They checked it for two days and told me the printer was in great shape and to bring some of the paper I was printing on. Long story short, the specks were there before the paper ever entered the printer. You don't see it at all in the darker areas but in the white and light areas the are clearly visible and once you put the print under museum glass they get even worse. It took 70 sheets to get 21 good ones in the end. NEVER again.
Date published: 2017-03-21
  • y_2018, m_11, d_15, h_16
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_2.0.9
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_34
  • loc_en_US, sid_645672, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=RELEVANCE, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_bhphotovideo
Be the first to review this item
Customer Photos

Epson S042331 Q&A

Epson S042331 accessories

See any errors on this page? Let us know.