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4.7 out of 5 stars
Epson A4 Matte Heavyweight Inkjet Paper (50 Sheets)
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63 of 64 people found the following review helpful
on 28 April 2004
Most amateur digital photographers make their inkjet prints on glossy orsemi-glossy paper, which is quite often the only kind available in retailstores.
Glossy paper gives a good immediate result with dye-based ink butpigment-based inks tend not to adhere to it, or not to dry properly.
Dye-based inks, however, fade quite quickly. The longest-lived inkdyes only last about 25 years, and need to be protected from light toachieve even this. Pigment-based ink lasts upwards of 50 years, so wherelongevity is a concern - with family photographs for instance - it isadvisable to print with pigment ink.
This where Epson Heavyweight Matte paper comes into its own. It givesa very pleasing result with pigment ink, and the colours are fast andswaterproof because they combine chemically with the paper coating. It isalso a good white colour and, per sheet, costs only about half the priceof comparable-weight glossy paper.
The reason I am giving Heavyweight Matte only 4 stars in this reviewis that pigment-ink prints made on Epson Archival Matte paper, availablesimilarly in packs of 50 A4 sheets and at much the same price, have provedeven longer-lasting when tested by Henry Wilhelm Laboratories (U.S.A) whoare the experts in this field.
I am keeping my 5-star rating for Archival Matte! But HeavyweightMatte is an excellent product - and it can be used with dye inks, too, ifa matte finish is preferred to glossy .
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 16 October 2012
I have an Epson SX400 printer. I normally print off my large photos on Glossy paper and print charts or calendars on matt paper.

I thought that I would give this paper a try to see how well the results looks.

The results so far seem to support the fact that this paper is worth it. The shadows are a lot more vivid and dark and some prints look much nicer.

The only negative thing I would comment on at the moment is that the paper is quite damp when it leaves the printer. The ink doesn't smudge like I have seen on many HP printers when it is still damp and the paper returned to it's normal shape afterwards.

Do remember to select the correct printer properties when using this paper, as you should with any of the specialist papers in the Epson printers. This helps you to make the most of which ever paper you are using and helps to produce something which you will treasure and perhaps frame.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
on 12 April 2011
This paper is excellent for printing art work. The colour rendition is beautiful, and the image bonds to the paper so that it cannot be damaged by water. The ideal paper for prints of my paintings.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on 7 October 2010
Hi I always use this paper for high quality photo prints, The colours and saturation are crisp and the matte finish shows the detail well.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 1 March 2012
I print inkjet photographs regularly and for many years have used this product in preference to any other - the quality of the prints is excellent. Hats off to supplier 7dayshop.com, whose service was first-rate.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 24 February 2013
Very happy with the 'weight' of this paper. Ideal for 'newletter' that have photos!
Will buy again when I run out.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 5 June 2013
Best heavy weight matt photo paper I have found, brilliant vibrant colours, very sharp resolution capacity, very reasonable price for the quality.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 23 July 2012
I personally find potraits so much more lifelike printed on Matte rather than Gloss But this is my own personal preference.
Good value for the money and good results even though there are heavierweight papers that can be used
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on 19 December 2012
I was really pleased with this paper - at 170 gsm it went through my old Epson RX500 printer with no problems at all . I could perhaps wish that the paper was a bit whiter, but on the whole I have no complaints at all. I used it to make calendars for family members, using photos taken during the year and the quality of the prints is really very good. For the previous year's calendars I had used double sided matt paper from Rymans which was 220 gsm and printed successfully on both sides. However, for some reason it now seems too thick to go through my printer and I wasted quite a lot whilst trying! I shall get some more Epson paper for next year as it is reasonably priced and does what I want it to.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 2 February 2014
Recommended for use with a laser printer in order to produce quality graphics and images to a presentation standard. Unfortunately my experience revealed that only average results can be achieved using this paper.
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