Epson America Inc. is using this week’s PMA show in Las Vegas, Nevada to debut three new double-sided paper types for its popular line of Stylus Pro printers. The new papers are targeted at photographers and artists, according to the company.
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Epson UltraSmooth Fine Art Paper is a 100 percent cotton rag that is acid-free, lignin-free and optical brightener-free, according to the company. It’s a slightly alkaline base with a 2 percent calcium carbonate buffer to preserve a pH of about 8.0. Independent research has rated the paper’s dark storage in excess of 100 years, according to the company. The surface texture of the new paper is similar to Epson’s Enhanced Matte variety, with greater archival ability. Epson will release it in 205g, 325g and 500g weights.
Epson Premium Double-Sided Photo Paper is resin-coated and displays a low-gloss finish ideal for quality photo presentations. The double sided coating makes the paper suitable for portfolio work and proofing, according to Epson.
Epson Double-Sided Ink Jet Paper rounds out the offerings. It’ll be available in 110g and 210g weights. The bright white paper is coated on both sides and works with dye and pigment inks. Epson is positioning the paper for comps and imposition proofing.
Both the Premium Double-Sided Photo Paper and the Double-Sided Ink Jet Paper will be available in wide-format cut sheet. The UltraSmooth Fine Art paper will be available in cut sheet for its double-sided version and in a roll for its single-sided variation.
Look for the new papers to hit the market through Epson ProFocus dealers nationwide in late spring.