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

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

Epson Hot Press Natural 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: 90%
  • No Optical Brightening Agents
  • Acid and Lignin Free; pH Buffered
  • Surface Finish: Smooth Matte
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Type: Natural

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Surface Finish: Smooth Matte

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Epson S042320 overview

  • 1Description

For fine art photographers looking for a matte medium that can deliver a wide color gamut with a natural color, Epson has developed Hot Press Natural 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, by forgoing the use of optical brightening agents, this media will offer a warmer, more natural coloration that is less prone to degradation over time. Designed for longevity, Hot Press Natural 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: 010343871151
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Epson S042320 specs

Material Cotton Rag
Basis Weight 330 gsm
Thickness 17 mil / 0.43 mm
Opacity 98%
Brightness 90%
Single/Double-Sided Single
OBA Content No
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 5.65 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 22.1 x 16.5 x 1.2"

Epson S042320 reviews

Hot Press Natural Paper (13 x 19", 25 Sheets) is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 21.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding for B/W photography 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, Hahnemhle 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.
Date published: 2014-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent paper 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.
Date published: 2012-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hot Press Natural is a good choice for matte fine art prints This is my go to matte paper. Great blacks, colors, resolution and saturation. I have seen some comments about flaking, but never had any problems. Price is reasonable. It is thick enough that I can mat with conservation mounts (hanging) and it still lays flat. Just wish they made a 17 x 25 version which would work best for 2:3 full format aspect ratio with 1/2 inch margins than 17 x 22.
Date published: 2016-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Paper 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
Date published: 2014-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Warm Paper I usually use exhibition fiber for most of my prints. But recently for some abstract work, I used Epson Hot Press Natural. The natural means a warm toned matte paper.
Date published: 2015-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really good paper for most photos 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.
Date published: 2012-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Memories of Agfa Portriga Rapid my go-to save for the best portraits paper. No optical brighteners, and a seemingly slightly cream touch, but the prints do not change when you put them under UV glass. The heavy weight (330 g/m2) doesn't affect the print quality--in fact, it makes loading the paper a bit more tedious--but it has a wonderful high class feel when you handle the prints (even more noticeable in the 8.5 x 11 size). I'm printing on an Epson R3000, maybe 75% B/W and 25% color. Reminds me a lot of Agfa's Portriga Rapid from my darkroom days. If you need to load multiple sheets into your printer, go to the lighter-weight matte papers (premium presentation, ultra premium presentation) which you can run through the sheet feeder. This paper needs to go through the fine art slot, one sheet at a time.
Date published: 2016-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Paper I tried several Epson signature papers, by printing the same image on each. For my eyes I liked the shade of the white on HPN and also the subtle color variations in the print that I could not see on the other papers. Choosing a paper for your prints is a very personal choice. HPN is my choice. I wish the B&H photo of the box matched the actual product you receive. It is a bit confusing when the picture does not match the product. I wish Epson made this paper also in A3 size.
Date published: 2016-08-03
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