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Sharon VL

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Moab Entrada Rag Textured 300
« on: July 15, 2017, 11:07:25 AM »

I got a couple of sheets of Moab Entrada Rag Textured 300 as samples to try. I really like this paper. The first print I made, I adjusted the blacks too much. The dmax on this paper seems great. It prints like a baryta paper. The second print was really beautiful (if I do say so myself). I would reduce the contrast a little reprinting it. It does have a texture but not a dominating one. It is a thick paper with that cottony rag feel that I like
 
 
I would recommend this paper to anyone looking for a nice matte paper.

iPhone shot taken last night under room lighting so don't judge warmth by this.

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Re: Moab Entrada Rag Textured 300
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2017, 11:38:02 AM »

How textured is it?  I'm currently profiling Moab Entrada Natural and Moab Somerset Rag (only one more set of patches to read!!!! ;D) based on comments from other LuLa members.  I'm always looking for a good textured paper for certain applications and currently use Hahnemuhle William Turner for this purpose.
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Re: Moab Entrada Rag Textured 300
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2017, 11:44:44 AM »

It is nice paper and being featured in my forthcoming next set of paper reviews, which I expect to have completed and published in the coming weeks.
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Re: Moab Entrada Rag Textured 300
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2017, 12:08:13 PM »

Why doesn't Moab offer Entrada Rag Bright Textured?  Why do all the textured matte papers have to be warm? My biggest frustration with the inkjet paper industry. Is it not possible to apply optical brighteners to textured paper?
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Re: Moab Entrada Rag Textured 300
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2017, 12:13:16 PM »

It is nice paper and being featured in my forthcoming next set of paper reviews, which I expect to have completed and published in the coming weeks.
Hurry Up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 8)
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Re: Moab Entrada Rag Textured 300
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2017, 12:17:44 PM »

Alan there is a texture but it is subtle (to me). Moab will send you fred samples to try. Not sure you can tell from this photo. 

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Re: Moab Entrada Rag Textured 300
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2017, 12:20:34 PM »

Why doesn't Moab offer Entrada Rag Bright Textured?  Why do all the textured matte papers have to be warm? My biggest frustration with the inkjet paper industry. Is it not possible to apply optical brighteners to textured paper?

I believe this practice is based on a market analysis that a high percentage of the market for these papers also has a strong interest in archival properties and OBAs impair that.
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Re: Moab Entrada Rag Textured 300
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2017, 12:23:56 PM »

Hurry Up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 8)

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Thanks for the interest Alan, but this is supposed to be fun, not stress; so it will be ready when it's ready. The amount of work involved in this is a big deal, and there is a fresh element coming in this round that is "maturing". Stay tuned.
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Re: Moab Entrada Rag Textured 300
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2017, 12:27:53 PM »

How textured is it?  I'm currently profiling Moab Entrada Natural and Moab Somerset Rag (only one more set of patches to read!!!! ;D) based on comments from other LuLa members.  I'm always looking for a good textured paper for certain applications and currently use Hahnemuhle William Turner for this purpose.

Alan, I dug up a sample of the William Turner. The Moab paper is smoother to the touch and much less warm than that paper. I found the warmth and texture to both be fairly subtle in this paper.

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Re: Moab Entrada Rag Textured 300
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2017, 12:48:18 PM »

Alan, I dug up a sample of the William Turner. The Moab paper is smoother to the touch and much less warm than that paper. I found the warmth and texture to both be fairly subtle in this paper.
Thanks Sharon.  I'll send away for some sample sheets to check it out while I'm patiently waiting for Mark's review.  I'm liking the surface of the two Moab papers that I'm working with right now.  The Somerset Museum Rag has trace amounts of OBA but looking at Ernst Dinkla's data, it seems to be in the paper base.
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Re: Moab Entrada Rag Textured 300
« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2017, 01:03:41 PM »

Another thing I forgot to mention was that the moab icc profile for the epson sc p800 seemed good. I haven't tried this paper on color so not totally sure.

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Re: Moab Entrada Rag Textured 300
« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2017, 02:01:15 PM »

I downloaded their profile for the Epson 3880, had good results with a test print.  Most importantly softproofing in PS and LR gave a good match to my normal print examination lighting.  I also examined their profile with Chromix ColorThink, all the right pieces are there, even the target measurement CGATS file is included (1877 patches). 

The profile specified a black point of 17,1,2 and white 98,0,2.  All in all, a very pleasing matte paper.

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Re: Moab Entrada Rag Textured 300
« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2017, 02:19:57 PM »

That's good to know, Richard. I had the same experience with the soft-proof matching the print.

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Re: Moab Entrada Rag Textured 300
« Reply #13 on: July 25, 2017, 04:56:56 PM »

I got the two sheets to try out and it's a nice paper.  I was hoping for a little more texture as I noted I really like Hahnemuhle William Turner which has the kind of texture I like.  I'm waiting for the test prints to dry down so I can compare them to images on some of the other papers.  I'll probably get a box to do some further exploration.  I'm becoming a big fan of Moab papers these days.
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