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Epson Somerset Fine Art Paper Item # 464382
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Somerset has always been the first paper choice among serious artists and printmakers. Ever since the 1700s and the days of handmade paper, Somerset has enjoyed a reputation for quality that has continued to grow through the years. Now Epson brings you this old-world paper, with an ink jet coating, to meet the quality requirements of the most demanding printmaker. Somerset Velvet for Epson is a 100% cotton, acid-free paper that delivers long-lasting prints when printed with EPSON Archival Ink or UltraChrome Ink.
|Compatibility||Ink Jet Printer Professional:Epson Stylus Pro 10000 Print Engine with Archival Ink; Epson Stylus Pro 10000 Print Engine with Photographic Dye Ink; Epson Stylus Pro 10600 Print Engine with Archival Ink; Epson Stylus Pro 10600 Print Engine with Photographic Dye Ink; Epson Stylus Pro 10600 Print Engine with UltraChrome Ink; Epson Stylus Pro 7000 Print Engine; Epson Stylus Pro 7500 Print Engine; Epson Stylus Pro 7600 Print Engine with Photographic Dye Ink; Epson Stylus Pro 9000 Print Engine|
|print technology||inkjet printer/copier/fax printer/copier/fax|
|sheet size||24" x 30"|
|Sheet Thickness||36 mil|
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- Acid free to preserve fine art and photos
- 100% cotton rag for long term durability
- Radiant white surface for vivid color reproduction
- Rich black images for prints with exceptional contrast
- 505 g/m² basis weight for museum quality appearance (sheets)
- 255 g/m² basis weight on rolls for versatility
- Velvet surface for rich details and accurate reproduction
Somerset® has always been the first paper choice among serious artists and printmakers. Ever since the 1700s and the days of handmade paper, Somerset has enjoyed a reputation for quality that has continued to grow through the years. Now Epson brings you this old world paper, with an ink jet coating, to meet the quality requirements of the most demanding printmaker. Somerset Velvet for Epson is a 100% cotton, acid-free paper that delivers long-lasting prints when printed with EPSON Archival™ Ink or UltraChrome™ Ink.
Like all of Epson's innovative media, Somerset Velvet is engineered to give you the highest resolution and color saturation possible. Epson's printer driver software actually optimizes the amount of ink released onto the page, based on the type of paper used. As always, EPSON supplies guarantee EPSON quality.
Be worry-free with quality, consistent, Epson specialty papers
Special Coating. Vibrant Color.
Brilliant results every time.
Whether you're printing a cherished family photo, important business document, internet page or T-shirt transfer, Epson's wide selection of specialty papers are more than just regular paper. When partnered with Epson printers and ink, they deliver consistently brilliant print quality.
Epson Specialty Papers - Always Instant-dry & Smudge Resistant
Touchable prints straight from the printer.
When Epson papers and ink meet, they become instantly inseparable. Once your print hits the paper tray, it's ready!
Long Lasting Prints
Preserve your treasured memories.
Prints that last up to 200 years in an album or up to 100 years in a picture frame. Epson paper makes it happen in collaboration with Epson inks and printers.1
Prints that won't jam.
Epson papers are engineered to work smoothly each time you print and work reliably in all brands of Ink Jet printers. No skewing. No jamming. No worries.
Superior quality Epson specialty papers - not your ordinary paper!
Engineered for Outstanding Prints
Up to 8 layers in every sheet.
Epson specialty papers are comprised of 4 to 8 layers per sheet. These layers work together to absorb the ink, lock in the vibrant colors and give you the instant-dry prints, superior-quality prints that you expect.
Feel the Quality
The thickness you expect.
Extraordinary photos and presentations are about the whole experience. With Epson specialty papers you not only see great imagery, you can feel the high-quality of the paper.
Hassle-free Paper Handling
Prints won't get jammed.
Epson engineers choose only the finest materials for the Epson line of specialty papers that reduce paper dust and paper curl, which can cause jamming. Combined with precision cutting technology for clean paper edges, Epson hassle-free papers feed smoothly through your printer.
Specialty paper for every print project.
Epson carries a wide range of specialty papers for all your printing needs, from photos and presentations to invitations, T-shirt transfers and more.
Tested for Reliability
Expert engineers take the anxiety out of printing.
Up to 100,000 sheets are tested before Epson engineers certify a paper for the Epson brand. Plus we test other brands of Ink Jet printers to offer you the convenience of one great paper for all of your Ink Jet printing needs.
Features and Benefits
|Archivability||Excellent||Buffered cotton base ensures archivability.|
|Resistance to water||Good||Bleeding does occur with incidental water contact. However, try to prevent exposure to moisture.|
|Ink drying||Immediate (less than 30 seconds)||Ink is dry to the touch after printing. However, it takes 24 hours before it cures and becomes durable.|
|Handling||Use gloves||Use gloves when handling the paper to avoid smudges and fingerprints on the printing surface.|
|Mounting||Recommended||Use rag board or other high quality, acid free mounting materials.|
|Lamination||Not recommended||If a protective coating is desired, use a fast-drying, acrylic spray with a UV absorbent.|
Permanence rating for Epson prints framed under glassPDF, 229K, 1 page
Epson Ink and Paper Compatibility GuidePDF, 80K, 1 page
- 1 Based on accelerated testing of prints displayed under glass in indoor display or album conditions. Actual print stability will vary according to media, printed image, display or album conditions, light intensity, temperature, humidity and atmospheric conditions. Epson does not guarantee the longevity of prints. For maximum print life, display all prints under glass or UV filter or properly store them.