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New Epson paper provides textured surface and matte finish

October 26, 2018  By PrintAction Staff

Epson explains Legacy Textured, the latest addition to its Legacy Paper line, is comprised of a mould-made paper base that lays cotton fibres down randomly to virtually eliminate curl, and a heavily textured surface that simulates old-world handcrafted watercolour papers.

Introduced in October, Legacy Textured boasts a heavily textured surface with a matte finish and is 100 percent cotton on a mould-made base. The 310 GSM textured paper is free of OBAs (optical brightening agents), Epson says and delivers a high Dmax for deep blacks, an expanded colour gamut volume, and accepts a high ink load.

The Epson Legacy Textured paper is currently undergoing comprehensive eight-factor print permanence testing at Wilhelm Imaging Research (WIR), an independent permanence testing laboratory. Testing includes colour and black and white prints made with the current generation of improved-stability Epson UltraChrome HD, Epson UltraChrome HDX, and Epson UltraChrome PRO pigment inks featured on Epson’s SureColor P-Series printers. WIR is also testing Legacy Textured paper with high CRI (Color Rendering Index) museum-quality LED illumination. While final results are not yet available, Epson says it is confident the new paper will exhibit outstanding print permanence.

In addition, Epson also announced its popular Metallic Photo Paper in Luster and Glossy are now Signature Worthy papers, moving into Epson’s line of paper designed for photography, art illustration and fine art prints.  

The new Legacy Textured will be available in December 2018 through authorized Epson Professional Imaging resellers.

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