Papers with the museum designation make curators happy. They are made from 100% cotton rag content and have no optical brightener content. (OBA) The base stock is acid and lignin free. The coating is acid free. This type of offers the most archival option in terms of media stability over time.
Museum Grade Summary
100% cotton rag content
Acid and lignin free base stock
Inkjet coating layer acid free
No OBA content
The original Aurora Art Natural weight is back! If you require museum grade cotton paper but prefer medium weight and thickness, this is the Aurora for you!
Made using refined 100% cotton, Aurora Art Natural 250 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 250 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.
The paper and coating are identical. Only the weight and thickness vary between the products.
Those seeking the "fine art" look
Those who want a medium weight cotton paper
Prints intended for long term display
Landscapes, portraits, warm tone black & white, art reproduction prints
Good To Know:
Acid free base stock and coating
No optical brighteners (explain this)
Print photo quality on both sides
100% cotton fiber and semi-smooth surface
Paper is ISO 9706 and ANSI Z 39.48-1992 certified
Red River Paper is made by printing enthusiasts for printing enthusiasts. Whether you are a professional photographer, photographic enthusiast, designer, or business, our experts have firsthand knowledge of all our products. If you have a question, give us a ring or shoot us an email. You’ll receive a lightning-fast response from an actual live human with actual real-life expertise.
* Always display inkjet prints under glass, plastic or in a book for maximum print life.
* Rolls come wound with five extra feet at no charge
About Optical Brighteners (OBAs)
OBAs are a class of chemicals added to paper to make it appear "whiter" to your eye. These brighteners work by absorbing UV light and re-emitting light in the blue region. OBAs breakdown over time and allow the true, more natural shade of paper to emerge - thus yellowing will occur.
OBA breakdown does not affect the life of an inkjet print. However, the changing shade of the base paper will become more noticable over time.
Paper: 100% Cotton rag content base stock. ISO 9706 and ANSI Z 39.48-1992 (Permanence of Paper for Printed Library Materials)
Weight: 250gsm (64lb.)
Thickness: 13.5 mil
Coated: Microporous coated both sides
Color: Natural White
No Optical Brighteners
Will this paper work with your printer? Check below.
All products are compatible with aqueous inks. Not designed for solvent, latex or UV.
Epson Photo (dye inks):Yes*
Epson UltraChrome (pigment):Yes*
Epson 1400 / 1430:NO
Epson ARTISAN 700/800 Series:NO
Epson DuraBrite Ultra (pigment):Yes*
Canon Lucia (pigment):Yes
HP Not recommended for front feeding HP printers due to thickness of media.:NO
* Heavy cotton art papers may not consistently auto-feed in the top main paper tray. They can be fed by hand easily, and may feed without assistance on some occasions. Returns on this paper are not accepted on the basis of feed problems.
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Excellent products and service
This is the best paper for printing on an injket, the print is sharp and clear. We print thousands of package inserts for our products, and no other paper comes close. Not only is the product great, the care in which it is packaged and delivered shows how much they understand the importance of protecting the products so we don't get damaged paper. We will only order paper from Red River.
Mike C - 08/17/2018
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