Buy the sample pack from shadesofpaper.com and try it out. I did and found that the paper surface is the smoothest of all the fiber base papers that Innova offers, or any one else for that matter. There is however a sight decrease in image contrast compared to the type F gloss papers, due to the fact that it is a semi-matte finish. Perhaps a coating of Premier Guard Print shield spray(from itsupplies.com) would help build the contrast up a bit. But there is no question that it has the nicest, smoothest finish (personally speaking)of all the new fiber base papers that are coming out into the market. As of yet though it is not offered in a natural finish, ie; no optical brightners, only the bright white type.