Long Beach, CA—Epson’s Legacy Textured is the latest addition to its Legacy Paper line. Offering quality and longevity for artists selling their work, Legacy Textured is comprised of a mould-made paper base that lays cotton fibers down randomly to virtually eliminate curl. Moreover, its heavily textured surface simulates old-world handcrafted watercolor papers.
In addition, Epson also announced that its metallic photo paper in luster and glossy finishes are now Signature Worthy papers. They move into Epson’s line of papers designed for photography, art illustration and fine art prints.
Epson Legacy Textured Paper
Legacy Textured has a heavily textured surface with a matte finish and is 100% cotton on a mould-made base. The 310 gsm textured paper is free of OBAs (optical brightening agents). As a result, it delivers a high Dmax for deep blacks and an expanded color gamut volume. It also accepts a high ink load.
“Realizing the need for a heavily textured fine art paper, we collaborated with industry-leading photographers and artists to help develop a media that blends qualities of old-world handcrafted paper with the latest digital imaging enhancements,” said Jeff Smith, product manager, Professional Imaging, Epson America. “Designed to produce rich blacks and vibrant colors, Legacy Textured exhibits unparalleled qualities for artists looking to create and sell exhibition quality prints without compromising print quality.”
The Epson Legacy Textured paper is currently undergoing comprehensive eight-factor print permanence testing at Wilhelm Imaging Research. WIR is the world’s leading independent permanence testing laboratory. Testing includes color and black-and-white prints made with the current generation of improved-stability Epson UltraChrome HD, Epson UltraChrome HDX and UltraChrome Pro pigment inks using Epson’s SureColor P-series printers. WIR is also testing Legacy Textured paper with high CRI (Color Rendering Index) museum-quality LED illumination.
Epson Professional Paper Line
Epson offers a complete line of professional papers to meet varying photography and fine art needs, for various finishes and price points. They include the following.
• Standard Photo Paper: Epson’s standard photo papers offer a solution for photographers. They are available in multiple finishes, including glossy, semigloss, matte, semimatte and velvet. Said to deliver high-performance output quality and color performance with extreme sharpness and clarity, the papers come in a range of cut-sheet and roll sizes.
• Signature Worthy Paper: This line represents “the finest in color fidelity, smoothest tonal transitions as well as exceptional black density and longevity,” according to Epson. They were developed and tested at the highest levels to work collectively with Epson’s professional printers and inks.
• Legacy Papers: As Epson’s most advanced line of photographic papers, the unique papers were developed for those who exhibit as well as sell their prints. Working closely with venerated European papermakers, galleries and chemical engineers, Epson developed the this line to produce outstanding black density and color fidelity. It also offers exceptional archival properties required for collectible works of fine art.
The new Legacy Textured will be available late December 2018. Cut-sheet packs of 25 will come in the following sizes: 8.5×11 inches, $45; 13×19, $119; and 17×22, $179. Legacy Textured will also come in 50-foot rolls in the following widths: 17 inches, $189; 24 inches, $249; 44 inches, $499; and 60 inches, $679. epson.com