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    Paper recommendations for Portfolio of color digital prints?

    I have finally decided to put together a Portfolio of my color work. Too many loose prints of all different sizes in too many random boxes. Final paper size will probably be 22"x17" with images around 11"x14". Presentation in both an Itoya Original Art Portfolio case with clear "pocket" pages and loose in an archival storage box. Prints made mostly with an Epson Stylus Pro 4900 with some possibly with an older Epson Stylus Pro 7800.
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    Re: Paper recommendations for Portfolio of color digital prints?

    Quote Originally Posted by Greg View Post
    I have finally decided to put together a Portfolio of my color work. Too many loose prints of all different sizes in too many random boxes. Final paper size will probably be 22"x17" with images around 11"x14". Presentation in both an Itoya Original Art Portfolio case with clear "pocket" pages and loose in an archival storage box. Prints made mostly with an Epson Stylus Pro 4900 with some possibly with an older Epson Stylus Pro 7800.
    thanks
    Hi Greg

    I will put these three papers out there in order of my preference

    1- Epson Hot Press Natural
    2 - Hahnemuhle Museum Etching
    3- Hahnnemuhle Photo Bartya.


    I use all three and really like them all, I prefer matt surfaces .

    regards

    Bob

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    Re: Paper recommendations for Portfolio of color digital prints?

    If you took Bob's advice but found the Hot Press Natural too warm for your tastes, you could try Hot press Bright, which I like. It DOES have OBAs, I believe.

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    Re: Paper recommendations for Portfolio of color digital prints?

    If you like a Lustra finish, consider Hahnnemuhle Fine Art Bartya.

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    Re: Paper recommendations for Portfolio of color digital prints?

    If you live anywhere near a good Photo store that handles digital printers and papers, check with them. Most likely they will have sample images printed on various papers.
    Some I know of will allow you to bring in a file or two and make prints on various papers so you can see what they look like - with your own images. If you have one of those be sure to buy paper from them so they will keep up the service.
    "My forumla for successful printing remains ordinary chemicals, an ordinary enlarger, music, a bottle of scotch - and stubbornness." W. Eugene Smith

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    Re: Paper recommendations for Portfolio of color digital prints?

    I have two recommendations, neither about the paper. The first would be to either print all the images one tha same size paper, with whatever margins work for the aspect ratio of the image. Alternatively, mat all the prints to the same size. Second, don't put thecprints in sleves or pages, put them in an archival box.

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    Re: Paper recommendations for Portfolio of color digital prints?

    Quote Originally Posted by Willie View Post
    If you live anywhere near a good Photo store that handles digital printers and papers, check with them. Most likely they will have sample images printed on various papers.
    I was fortunate to be able to borrow and go through a pile of different images printed on I think it was 12 different papers. The following three impressed me:
    Somerset Enhanced Velvet
    Inkpress Luster
    Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Ultra Smooth
    Now I am having one image printed on each and will go on from there.

    thanks for all the advice...

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