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walter.sk

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Looking for several paper types
« on: September 26, 2011, 09:34:01 pm »

Having been demoted (or maybe promoted?) from a 24" Z3100 to an Epson 4900, I'm looking for several paper types and sizes.

First, I have been using Epson Premium Luster and want to use 17"x11" paper, which Epson does not make in that size.  What paper is closest to the Epson Premium Luster in surface and optical qualities, that comes in 11x17 and/or 17" wide rolls?

2nd,  I am looking for textured as well as smooth fine art papers, but I am very concerned about the fragility of the surface.  What do people here like, and how vulnerable are the surfaces?



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Ken Doo

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Re: Looking for several paper types
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2011, 11:06:19 pm »

For a good lustre paper, you might want to try Breathing Color's lustre photo paper.  (Lustre papers aren't exactly the most exciting stuff).  For fine art papers, I've also had good experiences with Breathing Color's papers as well as those from Hahnemuhle.

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Re: Looking for several paper types
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2011, 03:18:14 am »

I've found Fineline Coarse Art Natural to be the best heavy weight, highly textured paper all around, including for durability.  Very tough, except for deep blacks that can still mar.  Hahnemuhle Bamboo and Sugar Cane are also more durable than most matte papers.
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Re: Looking for several paper types
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2011, 08:55:12 am »

IMHO ilford pearl has the closest characteristic to epson lustre. http://www.adorama.com/ILG17100SP.html
the only way to tell them apart is to see the branding printed on the back of epson lustre paper, and that the ilford pearl very slightly warmer (almost un-noticeable).
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Re: Looking for several paper types
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2011, 10:32:52 am »

Inkpress Luster http://www.inkpresspaper.com/profiles.asp?PaperID=40  is a good substitute for Epson, with 17" rolls, and also 11x17 sheet.  Use the Epson Luster profile, not the one from Inkpress.
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Re: Looking for several paper types
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2011, 01:01:12 pm »

Thanks, everybody, for the suggestions.  I'm going to check them out, especially the Ilford Pearl as a substitute for the Epson Luster.  I will also look up the others for fine art.
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