Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 23

Thread: Beautiful Cut Sheet Inkjet Paper

  1. #1
    bob carnie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Toronto, Ontario,
    Posts
    3,787

    Beautiful Cut Sheet Inkjet Paper

    I am working with Cannon and Epson Inkjet printers, mainly commercial and some art display work, and have been happy with Photo Rag, that is produced by Haneamuhle and of late Fuji Photo Rag. I have been only using paper on rolls on our big Cannon.

    I have a project in hand where I would like to use our Epson 7800 with the K3 Ultrachrome inks. Print size would be about 12x18 optically centered on a sheet of paper .

    The originals are Kodachromes from the early to late 50's . I would love to hear any thoughts about cut sheet paper that would work well with the original chromes and the inks of the Epson.
    I would be open to any suggestions, I have worked with Arches Arquelle and Platine in cut sheet and will test these with this project ( these papers are not specifically made for inkjet and suck a lot of ink and require a lot of contrast control to make them work , but I think maybe I should also be open to some of the finer cut sheet papers that some of you are using that are dedicated for inkjet printers.

    Do any of you remember the difference in look of Kodak colour paper and Agfa from the early 70's , a much more pastel look with Agfa compared to the Kodak.
    I think this era in colour , had a feel that I am not seeing with current papers.
    Just saw a Fred Herzog show here in Toronto ,the work was from the same era, different Continent but it had this 60's colour feel that I found quite compelling.

    Any suggestions on some specific papers, ???

  2. #2
    Octogenarian
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Frisco, Texas
    Posts
    3,529

    Re: Beautiful Cut Sheet Inkjet Paper

    Epson Exhibition Fiber paper + Epson Ultra-Chrome K-3 inks = combination that's hard to beat.

  3. #3
    bob carnie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Toronto, Ontario,
    Posts
    3,787

    Re: Beautiful Cut Sheet Inkjet Paper

    What is the surface like Gem?
    Quote Originally Posted by Gem Singer View Post
    Epson Exhibition Fiber paper + Epson Ultra-Chrome K-3 inks = combination that's hard to beat.

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Washington, D.C.
    Posts
    1,497

    Re: Beautiful Cut Sheet Inkjet Paper

    For a fine art (100% cotton rag, matte surface) paper, I love Moab Entrada Natural.

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Victoria, BC
    Posts
    57

    Re: Beautiful Cut Sheet Inkjet Paper

    Canson's Platine Fiber Rag is getting a lot of good ink (pun intended)

    http://wyofoto.com/Canson_Platine_review.html

    http://www.luminous-landscape.com/es...got_away.shtml

    http://theonlinephotographer.typepad...int-offer.html

    I had trouble finiding it stock the last time I ordered paper so I went with the Canson Bartya which I'm liking on my HP Z3100.

    http://www.luminous-landscape.com./r...ers/tale.shtml

    Jim

  6. #6
    bob carnie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Toronto, Ontario,
    Posts
    3,787

    Re: Beautiful Cut Sheet Inkjet Paper

    Thanks Jim
    I was hoping someone would mention the Canson line as my main supplier of paper here in Toronto can get it for me easily.


    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bradley View Post
    Canson's Platine Fiber Rag is getting a lot of good ink (pun intended)

    http://wyofoto.com/Canson_Platine_review.html

    http://www.luminous-landscape.com/es...got_away.shtml

    http://theonlinephotographer.typepad...int-offer.html

    I had trouble finiding it stock the last time I ordered paper so I went with the Canson Bartya which I'm liking on my HP Z3100.

    http://www.luminous-landscape.com./r...ers/tale.shtml

    Jim

  7. #7
    Octogenarian
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Frisco, Texas
    Posts
    3,529

    Re: Beautiful Cut Sheet Inkjet Paper

    Bob,

    Epson Exhibition fiber has a luster surface. Between Glossy and matte. Resembles air dried fiber base photo paper.

    Designed to be used with Epson K-3 inks. Try it. You might like it.

  8. #8
    bob carnie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Toronto, Ontario,
    Posts
    3,787

    Re: Beautiful Cut Sheet Inkjet Paper

    I am going to give this paper a try along side the Canson.


    Quote Originally Posted by Gem Singer View Post
    Bob,

    Epson Exhibition fiber has a luster surface. Between Glossy and matte. Resembles air dried fiber base photo paper.

    Designed to be used with Epson K-3 inks. Try it. You might like it.

  9. #9

    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    1,952

    Re: Beautiful Cut Sheet Inkjet Paper

    Quote Originally Posted by bob carnie View Post
    I am going to give this paper a try along side the Canson.
    Quoting Mark Dubovoy in his review of the paper on the Luminous Landscape:

    http://www.luminous-landscape.com/re...on_Fiber.shtml

    It is not a pure 100% acid-free rag paper. It comes from wood pulp. How pure or how Lignin free is the Alpha Cellulose? I do not know, and Epson is not sharing this information. I also do not know if there might be other chemical contaminants in the base.

    - The paper has OBA’s. I spoke to several people at Epson and all they would say is that the OBA’s will last as long as the best modern OBA’s, but that there are no breakthroughs for them or anyone else in OBA’s. They say that as the OBA’s fade, the prints will look the same as papers without OBA’s, but I have heard that claim before and it turned out to be false. I have no way of knowing if it will be true or false this time.

    - The base is so incredibly white and so incredibly brilliant, that frankly I think it is a bit too much. It can look almost blinding. I wish they would tone it down a little.

    - The paper is available in a limited number of sizes and only in sheets. The largest sheet available is 24x30 which is too small for many photographers. I cannot understand why Epson would not make this paper in larger sizes and rolls, since it is aimed at the very people that use large sizes and rolls the most.

    - Last, but not least, this paper is incredibly expensive. I do not believe there is any way to justify its cost based on R&D, production and marketing/distribution costs alone. This is clearly a marketing decision to push the price envelope as high as possible.

    I've tested this paepr when it premeired as well and the paper base looks bluish and un-natural. Ditto for what else Mark said but it does make a pretty print with the Pixel Genius and custom profile.

    Don Bryant

  10. #10
    Wayne venchka's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    1,883

    Cool Re: Beautiful Cut Sheet Inkjet Paper

    Quote Originally Posted by BarryS View Post
    For a fine art (100% cotton rag, matte surface) paper, I love Moab Entrada Natural.
    So do I. With Kodachrome originals as well. However, I print with Canon 5100 inks.
    Wayne
    Deep in the darkest heart of the East Texas rainforest.

    Wayne's Blog

    FlickrMyBookFaceTwitSpace

Similar Threads

  1. New production run of Lodima Silver Chloride Paper
    By Michael A. Smith in forum New Products
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 26-Apr-2011, 05:51
  2. Your choise of paper for B&W inkjet?
    By Eirik Berger in forum Digital Hardware
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 10-Jan-2008, 02:34
  3. Best photo-type inkjet paper for B&W?
    By neil poulsen in forum Digital Processing
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 28-Mar-2006, 21:46
  4. Gloss Spray for matte fineart inkjet paper
    By Bobby Sandstrom in forum Business
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 5-Nov-2005, 21:34

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •