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Aurora Art Natural 285 Rolls

Made using refined 100% cotton, Aurora Art Natural brings elegance, warmth, and nuance to your photography and art prints. This acid-free paper features a pleasing natural white tone and semi-smooth surface. Plus, Aurora Art Natural contains no optical brighteners . This is a benefit because the paper will remain its original shade over a long period of time. As an added bonus, you can print on both sides of Aurora. Neither too thick nor too thin, Aurora's 250gsm weight strikes the right balance between professional feel and ability to feed consistently into your printer. Click on the compatibility tab for important notes about printer use.

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Reviews for Aurora Art Natural 285 Rolls

They did it again!
Michael De Luca
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I have been testing Red Rivers fine art paper for my photo art images both my wedding and personal images. Aurora Art Natural is very highly recommended for detail and overall polished image rendition. This paper has incredible minute detail and micro contrast ability,if the original image file is of high quality. I suggest you print your very best photos first. also black and white images are wonderful especially when toned in sepia . I love the Soft Gloss Rag and their Baryta papers but I was not prepared for Aurora Art Natural 285 ,
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Mind bending color reproduction.
Archival Pigment Print Makers
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Beautiful _____SMOOTH_____ Rag! 100% Cotton. Museum Grade. Mind bending color reproduction! Awesome paper. Awesome people. Awesome Service.
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Using a 2nd sheet behind helps with Feeding issues
Mike Hartfield
I'm finally getting around to printing from a sample pack that I ordered 2½ years ago. I do not have a lot of experience with high quality paper such as Red River. When I sent to print both this paper, and the "Natural," I placed the 2 sheets of each in the rear feed "tray" on my Canon Pro100... the Natural, and the 1st sheet of the White, went through flawlessly, with "Prevent Print Abrasion" turned on. When the 2nd White sheet went to print, I had the same problem, until I put another sheet behind, then carefully and gently held my hand on the top edge of the paper until the Pro 100 picked it up. Both the White and Natural give impressive prints. I'm probably going to use the Natural for what I'm doing because it won't show dirt as quickly... I wish Red River had a forum for it's customers where these things could be discussed... readable by all, but posting only allowed for customers...
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The thickness of the paper causing feed issues is real and frustrating
Luke Gloeckner
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I must first state that I absolutely love Red River Paper and have been a customer of theirs for years and their quality paper has helped make my small Etsy store a success. I've used the Aurora Art Natural 250 paper before and loved it. When I was updating my paper stock and there was a sale on this paper, I decided I'd order a bunch of the 285 paper. I figured the added thickness would create prints that felt more substantial for my customers. Upon actually using this paper, I found that I've been constantly battling feed issues in my Canon Pixma Pro-100. Despite trying to hand-feed the paper, it would still struggle to be fed into the printer and often cause misalignment due to my forced hand-feeding when it did make it into the printer. I've wasted a lot of paper and ink trying to get a single print to come out correctly. The solution is often to use the manual feed but I've encountered issues there too at times. I'm not writing this review as a slight against Red River Paper. I'm writing it as a warning to those with my printer. Get the Aurora Art Natural 250 instead. This paper isn't worth the hassle. I bought a lot of it and can't return it because RRP is aware of the feed issue and doesn't use that as a reason for returns (understandably).
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Aurora Art Natural 250 Card stock
Judy Huck
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The Aurora Art Natural 250 Card stock is magnificent. I am using an Artisan 1430 inkjet printer and the paper feeds well. The color prints out very realistically. Highly recommend.
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Robert G Nelson
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Rich, Sensual for both Color and Black and White. I print with the Canon Pro Pixma 100, use RR Icc Profiles and Precision Color inks. It will not disappoint.
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Printer setting for thick paper
Donald Boethel
I have noticed several complaints regarding paper feeding problems due to the thickness of this paper. I'm still using a very low end Epson Artisan 50 printer. It has a setting for thick paper which I have used without any feeding problems. Go to the printer preferences section, click on maintenance, then to print options. There is a selection for thick paper. It works for me on any thick paper I have tried. Remember to reset it when using regular paper.
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The paper that behaves!
Loren Iwerks
A wonderful art paper that offers consistently excellent performance! It has become my go-to paper for printing pen/brush/ink drawings with excellent detail and color.
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Have loved using this paper for years but now that they changed the thickness it is very difficult to print the smaller sizes because they can only be fed through the rear tray and are too thick for the rollers on my printer to grab(Epson Surecolor P800). This has been a super popular print size for my customers to purchase from me and now I'm going to have to search else where for paper. The paper is beautiful but I'm very disappointed it doesn't work with my printer any more.
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Exceptional Quality

I use this paper with my Canon 9500 printer and receive excellent results time after time after time. Never have I been disappointed and neither have those that view my prints.
Bill Barber - 11/20/2011
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