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Epson Traditional Photo Paper 330gsm

High contrast darkroom style paper with lovely crips whites - particularly great for high impact black & whites, but also great with colour!

A4 25 Sheet Box (sku: PETP_C13S045050) $52.00
A3+ 25 Sheet Box (sku: PETP_C13S045051) $102.00
A2 25 Sheet Box (sku: PETP_C13S045052) $154.00
24 by 36in 25 Sheet Box (sku: PETP_C13S045053) $299.00

Description

Epson Traditional Photo is a very bright white classic darkroom style paper.

It's biggest point of difference to almost all of the darkroom papers available (like Canson's Platine and Museo's Silver Rag) is that it has super punchy clean whites rather than the common natural or warm white tone to them. This means that it is capable of very high contrast results - it's chock loaded with optical brighteners to make the white's really pop, and this offsets the deep rich blacks.

It is highly recommended for when you really want to show of with high impact.

Construction - Fibre Based

Construction

Fibre Based

Substrate - Alpha Cellulose

Substrate

Alpha Cellulose

Paper Weight - 330 gsm

Paper Weight

330 gsm

Surface Texture - Semi Gloss

Surface Texture

Semi Gloss

White Tone - Bright White

White Tone

Bright White

Optical Brighteners? - Yes

Optical Brighteners?

Specifications

Please note: Specifications are provided as a guide only.

We try very hard to keep these up to date and correct, but if a particular specification is really critical to you, then please double check the specification directly with the manufacturer. Some features may of course have caveats not fully described here.

To get more information about a particular specification, use the arrow to get a 'Specxplanation'.

  • Construction
    Fibre Based

    Papers are constructed in two main ways:

    Resin Coated papers are the modern approach. These use less fibre and replace the fibre with resin (a nice name for plastic). This means these papers are cheap, strong and robust, but tend to be less attractive to the touch and accept less ink. They tend to have a clinical appearance and it's hard to write on the back of them. They tend to be popular in the consumer and wedding/portrait markets.

    Fibre Based papers are traditional papers made without plastic, using only plant fibres. These tend to accept more ink and have a more attractive appearance, and these are the papers most of our customers favour.

  • Substrate
    Alpha Cellulose

    What is the paper base made from?

    Possibilities include:

    • Wood Pulp - the most common and cheapest
    • Alpha Cellulose - the best part of wood pulp, separated. Generally tested as archival as cotton etc
    • Cotton - the most common fine art paper fibre
    • Bamboo - an ecologically friendly alternative to cotton
    • Mulberry & more - many other plant fibres can be used to make archival paper
  • Paper Weight
    330 gsm

    In 'gsm' - grams per square metre.

    Not, technically, the same as paper thickness, but obviously correlated. The heft of the paper. European art papers are traditionally generally around the 300gsm mark. Asian papers historically tended to be lighter, 100 to 200 gsm.

    Papers with a higher GSM tend to have more opacity, i.e. you see less through them.

  • Surface Texture
    Semi Gloss

    What is the surface texture of the paper?

    We divide this into six groups. We go by the appearance of the actual paper and not what the manufacturer might label the box with!

    • Matte - smooth and texture
    • Gloss - semi, gloss, and high gloss
    • Double Sided - special case papers that are printable to full quality on both sides.
  • White Tone
    Bright White

    What is the white tone of the paper?

    • Cool White - a paper with a distinctly cool (blue) tone
    • Bright White - A paper that is brighter than non brightened papers, but not overly cool
    • White - a natural clean white tone for an art paper - most Photo Rag papers fall here
    • Warm - a distinctly warmer, creamier paper
    • Pearlescent - a distinct warm grey tone (generally found only with metallic papers)
  • Coating
    Microporous

    These days almost all papers are microporous coated - meaning they'll accept inks from both dye based and pigment printers well.

    In years past, some papers had a swellable coating - designed to give a greater life to prints with dye based inks but this approach has fallen out of favour.

  • Compatible Inks
    Pigment Inks (use photo black)
    Dye Based Inks

    What ink type (dye and/or pigments) can you use with the paper?

    Also, if using pigment inks and you have a choice, should you use the Matte Black or Photo Black ink?

  • Paper Type In Driver
  • Optical Brighteners?

    Does the paper contain chemicals in it to brighten its appearance?

    More on this here.

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Epson Archival Matte 189gsm
An excellent matte paper for proofing purposes.
  • ConstructionFibre Based
  • Made FromWood Pulp
  • Paper Weight189gsm
  • Surface TextureMatte, Smooth
  • White ToneBright White
  • Optical Brighteners?
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