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HP matte litho - too delicate?
« on: February 13, 2018, 07:07:07 PM »

The last couple of rolls of HP Matte Litho-Realistic paper that we have gotten have proven to be absolutely unusable for us.  This used to be our go-to smooth fine art paper, but something has changed.  The last couple of rolls that we've gotten have the coating less firmly bonded to the paper, and as a result the prints scratch REALLY easily.  Has anyone else noticed this?

This happened to us once a couple years ago, and our dealer was able to replace it with a box from old stock, but unfortunately that option doesn't seem to be available anymore.  Is anyone else able to make use of this stuff?

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Re: HP matte litho - too delicate?
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2018, 03:14:26 AM »

After BMG took over the distribution of HP inkjet papers the Matte Litho-Realistic paper changed in properties. The same company acquired the distribution of Kodak inkjet papers too. The first BMG catalog (autumn 2012) had several Innova + Olmec qualities relabeled but I have no idea what today's catalog carries.

Small roll of the old HP MLR version left here. As a replacement but lighter weight I use the Innova Decor Art 210 gsm, IFA24. There is a dual side version too, 220gsm, sheets only. Bugs love the coating though so I spray then with protection varnish. Slight texture compared to the old HP Matte Litho. Screengrab shows all the relabeled versions of the IFA24/25. Innova does not distribute it in the USA soe you have to look for other labels. Harman inkjet papers disappeared totally. Best bet is Hahnemühle for the USA.
EDit; maybe possible too in the US.

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