Looking for suggestions of print papers

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  • John Doddato
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    on: December 15, 2022 at 7:06 am

    I recently upgrade to an Epson SC-900 printer.  I am looking for suggestions on papers that I might try.  I have used Baryta paper for my B&W images from a few different brands but have never used a matte paper before. I am considering a matte surface to soft gloss for my color work and have seen some images on Fotospeed  NST Bright White paper that looked good. Fotospeed in not available in the U.S. as far as I can tell.  Is there a paper of another brand that is close to the Fotospeed NST that can be recommended?  Also has anyone use Red River papers and done a review of them? Thanks, John

    Rand Scott Adams
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    Re: Looking for suggestions of print papers
    Reply #1 on: December 15, 2022 at 9:25 am

    Take a look at Canson’s Arches 88 paper and their BFK Rives Pure White.  Pretty great papers to my way of thinking.  VERY white and good Dmax for matte papers, especially the Arches 88.  The Arches 88 is a very smooth paper with no texture at all, and the BFK Rives is a textured paper with a pronounced but not “large” texture.

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    Mark D Segal
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    Re: Looking for suggestions of print papers
    Reply #2 on: December 15, 2022 at 10:12 am

    You can comb through the numerous reviews I have written both here and previously on LULA of various papers that would suit your requirements. If you are living in North America, you can’t do better right now than Epson Legacy Fibre. It’s gorgeous paper (very similar to Canon Fine Art Smooth) and now available until the end of this month (i.e. the next two weeks) on one of those famous Epson specials – that can’t be beat – where you get three boxes or rolls for the price of two if you buy three at a time.

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    John Doddato
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    Reply #3 on: December 15, 2022 at 8:15 pm

    Thanks for the information. I will do some research on the matte papers suggested.  As far as I can tell the Epson sale on Legacy Fiber must be off now.

    Mark D Segal
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    Re: Looking for suggestions of print papers
    Reply #4 on: December 15, 2022 at 9:14 pm

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    Bart Hovis
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    Reply #5 on: December 19, 2022 at 1:27 pm

    I have the same printer and primarily use matt papers.  As Mr. Adams mentioned, Arches 88 is a great paper, as well as Arches BFK Rives when some texture is desirable.  You asked about Red River, and there are a few I use: I find Aurora White to be unique in the way it accurately renders the subtleties of blue and green hues – I discovered that when I tried it on some architecture photos of a mid-century modern building that had details of pastel blue and green hues (very 1950s), those hues printed beautifully (and accurately) on Aurora White, and for this project I found it preferable to all other papers I tried.  It does have some OBA content (which doesn’t bother me).  I also like Red River Palo Duro Smooth Rag and Palo Duro Etching matt papers which I find comparable to the Arches.

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    John Doddato
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    Re: Looking for suggestions of print papers
    Reply #6 on: December 19, 2022 at 8:49 pm

    I am ordering sample packs from suggested paper companies.  Thanks for your thoughts about the Red River papers. I will try some and see what works for my images. Thanks . John

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