Epson Archival Matte vs. Matte paper heavyweight
I purchased over the net a large stock of what I thought was Epson Archival Matte for the 2200, but what I received was labeled Epson "Professional Media Matte Paper - Heavyweight." Anybody know the difference between these two. Obviously "Matte - Heavyweight" is probably not archival, but other than that do they print similarly?
Are they the same thickness and brightness? I don't seem to be able to find any info on this subject from Epson or elsewhere. Thanks in advance for any advice/comments.
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#1. "RE: Epson Archival Matte vs. Matte paper heavyweight" | In response to Reply # 0BJNicholls Charter MemberFri 18-Apr-03 05:27 PM
The perform very much the same (Archival is a little cooler white and thicker) so you can use the settings for one with the other with generally good results.
Epson slipped this new paper in quietly and I've never seen them describe what's going on in a public way. The Archival Matte paper came out with the Epson 2000P printer, so presumably the HWM paper wasn't acid neutral or had some other non archival reaction with the 2000P's pigment inks. However, Epson then renamed "Archival Matte" to "Enhanced Matte" apparently because they found that the paper has some acid content.
Epson has gone well beyond the call of duty to make their paper naming as confusing as possible.