Epson is expanding its Signature Worthy line of professional media for photographers and fine artists by offering a wider selection of roll-based products. Due to the growing popularity of Hot Press and Cold Press papers, Epson is now offering these products in rolls of 17-, 24-, 44-, and 60-inch widths. The company is also expanding its offerings of Exhibition Fiber Paper to include 17-, 24-, 44-, and 64-inch wide rolls.
"We have collaborated with many of the industry's leading photographers and fine artists to redefine and perfect the art of paper making, and the overwhelming success of these three papers mandates that we expand our line to include rolls," said Jeff Smith, product manager, Professional Imaging, Epson America. "Every day, a growing number of professionals switch to these breakthrough papers because of the stunning images they can produce, and in an effort to help satisfy the demands of professionals, we are delighted to be able to provide these papers in rolls."
Optimized for use with Epson Stylus Pro printers and inks—including the Epson 900-series with Epson UltraChrome HDR ink technology—Signature Worthy papers are designed to help creative professionals create prints that yield richer blacks, smoother tonal transitions and wider color gamuts.
Epson Hot Press papers give artists a unique, smooth surface for advanced print making while Cold Press papers offer a more textured surface. Epson offers both surfaces in two choices of white points: Hot Press Bright and Cold Press Bright for those who prefer a brighter white point; and Hot Press Natural and Cold Press Natural for those who prefer a warmer tone. Both Hot Press and Cold Press papers are composed of a true cotton fiber base, are acid/lignin-free and achieve near-instant dry times.
Epson's Exhibition Fiber Paper is designed to give professional and advanced photographers a paper that delivers the true look and feel of a classic F-surface, air-dried print that's revered by professionals who have extensive backgrounds from the days of dark room processing. This paper also has a cotton fiber base and is acid/lignin-free.
"Since the launch of Exhibition Fiber Paper three years ago, photographers and fine artists have increasingly asked Epson to make this paper available in larger roll sizes to achieve maximum image quality while increasing productivity," added Smith. "Now that it's available in roll widths up to 64 inches, it will be a huge advantage for them as well as fine art repro shops."