Epson America has introduced the new Signature Worthy Hot Press and Cold Press papers, designed for use with the companyâ€™s printers for fine art reproduction.
Optimized for use with Epson inks, including new Epson UltraChrome HDR ink technology found in the Epson Stylus Pro 7900, shown above, and Stylus Pro 9900, Epson says their new Signature Worthy Hot Press and Cold Press Papers yield richer blacks, smoother tonal transitions and an expanded color gamut to produce the most advanced fine art prints. The Hot Press papers offer a smooth surface and Cold Press papers offer a textured surface, according to Epson, adding that Hot Press and Cold Press Bright offer a bright white point, while the Hot Press and Cold Press Natural offer a warm white point.
â€œThe new series of Epson fine art papers were inspired by the hand craftsmanship of artisans who developed the first watercolor papers, and were vigorously tested to ensure prints have the highest print quality with consistency roll-to-roll and sheet-to-sheet,â€ said Jeff Smith, product marketing manager, professional imaging, Epson America. â€œIn combination with Epson professional printers, these new Signature Worthy fine art papers deliver the industry with reproductions that are the closest thing to an original piece of art.â€
The Epson Signature Worthy Hot Press and Cold Press Papers will be available in April 2010.