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Alun

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Board for Use with Epson 4900?
« on: December 04, 2012, 05:34:09 PM »

Does anyone have any recommendations on photo paper/board for use with the 4900. Glossy or semi-gloss preferred and up to A2

Many thanks in advance
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Re: Board for Use with Epson 4900?
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2012, 08:44:26 PM »

Does anyone have any recommendations on photo paper/board for use with the 4900. Glossy or semi-gloss preferred and up to A2
I think you would need to be more specific: cotton/alpha cellulose, RC photo/fine art, and what particular weight/thickness range?

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Re: Board for Use with Epson 4900?
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2012, 09:20:13 PM »

Tagged discussion with interest.
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Re: Board for Use with Epson 4900?
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2012, 04:11:04 AM »

I am looking for something that I can print and sell so (and excuse my example!) something like a board faced up with Epson Premium Photo paper 250gm2? I want to avoid the expense of paper/backing board/photo mount combination
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Re: Board for Use with Epson 4900?
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2012, 10:52:30 AM »

Alun

A few years back, Ilford had a product, Galerie Smooth Pearl Pre-Mounted Boards, but I believe it has been discontinued. Everywhere I have searched seems to confirm that and when it is listed on a supplier's site it is indicated as "back  ordered." Though it had optical whiteners and paper was RC type, it was great for posters. It worked very well in my large format Epsons and came in sizes from 8 x 10 through 20 x 24.

The only other product that I believe is still available is Epson's Enhanced Matte Poster Board which comes in 24 x 30 and 30 x 40 sizes. I still have four or five boxes on hand, though I don't really print matte finish much lately.

If you or anyone else discovers another product, I too, will be most interested as it can be quite convenient for some projects.

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Re: Board for Use with Epson 4900?
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2012, 10:40:58 PM »

Apart from the Ilford Shooth Pearl board and the Epson Poster board already mentioned, the only other thing I can think of is Fujifilm Semi Gloss RC board. It is 540 g/mē and 1.2 mm and expensive, as in about $3-4 a sheet for 11 x 14 inches; and think it only comes in a few sizes.

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Re: Board for Use with Epson 4900?
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2012, 03:40:33 AM »

Thanks for that Brian (and all the other contributors), I'll take a look at that
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Re: Board for Use with Epson 4900?
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2012, 06:54:06 AM »

I've ordered some Fujifilm Photo Pearl 1.3mm board and will give it a go and report back. Its available in (just under) A2 size and in Matt, Pearl and Glossy finishes. It sounds like it could be just what I was looking for......
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Re: Board for Use with Epson 4900?
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2012, 09:11:36 PM »

I've ordered some Fujifilm Photo Pearl 1.3mm board and will give it a go and report back. Its available in (just under) A2 size and in Matt, Pearl and Glossy finishes. It sounds like it could be just what I was looking for......
Yes please let us know how it works out.

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Re: Board for Use with Epson 4900?
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2012, 04:08:20 PM »

Alun,

I did a search for that product and only found listings for it in the UK and all of the stores there listed it as back ordered or out of stock. It sounds much like the Ilford product from a few years ago?

Where did you find it in stock?

Thanks,
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Re: Board for Use with Epson 4900?
« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2012, 06:03:24 PM »

I use this company for all my printer supplies such as ink and they're very good/well priced. Here's the link. They seem to have everything in stock. Mine should turn up on Monday

http://www.dpsb.co.uk/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=fujifil+board&x=0&y=0
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Re: Board for Use with Epson 4900?
« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2012, 09:24:49 PM »

Alun,

Let me know what you think of it when it arrives. Unfortunately, I've not been able to find it in the US.
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Re: Board for Use with Epson 4900?
« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2012, 08:22:29 PM »

Unfortunately, I've not been able to find it in the US.
B&H used to carry it.

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Re: Board for Use with Epson 4900?
« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2012, 04:32:19 PM »

Brian,
Thanks for the information. I'm ready to order it right now and see how it compares to the discontinued Ilford board.

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Re: Board for Use with Epson 4900?
« Reply #14 on: December 12, 2012, 05:24:05 PM »

Well, the Fuji Pearl Board arrived today and I have printed out a couple of things and I'm pleased with the results. The paper finish itself doesn't have a "relief" or texture so it can appear quite flat in out of focus backgrounds and I think I'll give the glossy version a go next time when i have used these boards.

The Fuji icc profile seems to work well and there's not a lot to do to soft proof (very slight loss of saturation and I bumped up the white and black points), They will also take a ton of sharpening. Looks very promising!
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