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Sunset Hot Press Smooth Bright White 300g - 44in x 50ft

Sunset Hot Press Smooth Bright White 300g is a 100% cotton fine art paper with a smooth surface that is ideal for dynamic, detailed photography prints.

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Brand: Sunset

Availability: In stock
Price: $181.30 ($0.99 / SQ. FT.)
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Sunset Hot Press Smooth Bright White 300g is a 100% cotton fine art paper with a smooth surface that is ideal for dynamic, detailed photography prints. The bright white surface delivers a wide color gamut and deep blacks. Highly cost-competitive paper engineered for archivability. Compatible with aqueous ink printers from Canon, Epson and HP. Color profiles are available for many models.

Features Strengths Applications
100% cotton paper is acid-free for a long print life Delivers detailed images, rich blacks and accurate colors Art reproductions
Silky smooth, matte white surface Hot-press smooth surface is the ideal finish for photography Fine-art photographs, portraits and unframed cards
Compatible with aqueous inks High-quality at a competitive price point High-end home décor

Technical Specifications

Product Type Inkjet Printable Media
Applications - Media Fine Art
Ink Type Aqueous
Media Type Fine Art Paper
Units 1 Roll
Edge Loyalty Points Multiplier 1x Edge Points
Width 44 in
Length 50 ft
Finish Smooth
Paper Weight 300 gsm
Core Size 3 in
Ink Type Aqueous
Material 100% Cotton Rag. Bright white, matte surface.
Thickness 17.5 mil
Basis Weight 300g
pH Value >7
Whiteness 127/CIE
Printer/Ink Compatibility Compatible with all thermal and piezo inkjet printers using water-based dye and pigment-based inks.
Software Settings The coating on this product is engineered for better than 300% ink coverage. A Heavy Weight Coated, or Enhanced Matte paper setting is the appropriate starting point, however, we recommend that you try different settings to achieve optimum performance for your specific application.
Color Matching For the best and most consistent results, a profile should be created using an external color calibrator in conjunction with your RIP and/or color matching software.
Finishing/Post Processing No post processing or finishing is required on this paper. However, a clear fixative may be applied to enhance certain areas of the print.
Light Fastness The fading time of ink jet ink is a direct result of the inks that you choose, as well as the environment where the print is displayed. All dye-based inks fade noticeably under direct sunlight and in interior applications where direct sunlight may fall on the image, and/or, where fluorescent or other UV lighting is present. Although the fading process is inherent in all ink jet inks, certain UV enhanced inks, pigment-based inks, and UV inhibiting coatings will extend the longevity of ink color. Contact the ink manufacturer to determine a specific ink?s suitability for a particular application. LexJet?s Sunset line of fine art materials all meet the Fine Art Trade Guild Standards for Limited Edition Prints (otherwise knows as the Blue Wool 6 test).
Optimal Print Environment 68° F - 77° F, 50% R.H
Optimal Service Environment For end use: 0° F - 300° F, 50% Relative Humidity.
Handling Recommendations Due to the absorptive nature of the coating, you should avoid touching the coated surface. It's always recommended that cotton gloves be used when handling inkjet coated materials. Rolls of LexJet film are supplied with the coated side facing out.
Ideal Storage Conditions 70° F (21° C), 50% R.H. (a controlled environment is recommended); store in original packaging.
Shelf Life 1 year from the LexJet ship date when stored in proper conditions.

Customer Reviews

3 / 5

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Good quality, with minor issues
This is a really nice thick, stout paper. It makes an excellent paper for fine art, especially watercolor (since it's identical to a watercolor paper). But I've had a couple issues with it.

1. I love the thickness of this paper. But it's too thick. It constantly curls and you have to fight with it when cutting out images or feeding it into the printer. Because of that it's also really prone to head strikes.

2. This paper causes a massive color shift. I've had to find loopholes in color adjusting with this paper, but initially something that would print on my photo paper just fine, would not print out right color wise at all on this paper. The colors dull out more than they should.

3. This paper is also called "bright white" but compared to the other substrates I have, this is the most natural colored substrate I had. Not a big deal but it's something to be aware of.

If you are printing a lot of fine art on paper, particularly watercolors, I'd highly recommend this paper. But it  will take some patience.