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Aurora Art Natural 285®

Made using refined 100% cotton, Aurora Art Natural 285 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. Aurora's 285gsm weight give you a heavy, professional feel ideal for your best work. Click on the compatibility tab for important notes about printer use.

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museum grade inket photo paper

Reviews for Aurora Art Natural 285®

The thickness of the paper causing feed issues is real and frustrating
Luke Gloeckner
Verified Buyer
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
Verified Buyer
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
Verified Buyer
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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Fabulous Replacement for Museo
I have been using Museo Artist Cards for years (220 gsm) and they have now changed to 200 gsm. Not fabulous move for pro level printers. I tried this paper, yes a touch heavier, and it is a fabulous alternative. I am thrilled as there will be no disruption in service to my artist card customers!
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New paper is too thick - printer can't grab it
The new version of the paper is too thick. I use Canon pro-1000 printer and with the thicker paper have to use the manual feed in the back in order to make my prints now (this process is far more time-consuming vs using the rear tray). The prints look great and I love the quality of the paper, but, unfortunately the manual feed won't hold 5x7" paper so I have to use the rear tray and have to make several attempts each time to get the printer to grab the paper. I am sad to say that after using this paper for years, I will be looking for an alternative.
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Great Paper!
Emilie LeFebvre
I'm just starting to print my Art prints from home. I ordered the sample pack and was able to compare the papers to the print company I currently use. The Aurora Natural was such a close match it was perfect! Just order different sizes so I can start printing from home!
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A beautiful natural tone, especially pleasing using warm tone B&W inks.
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Marilyn Sholin
Photo artist and Corel Paint instructor
"Aurora Art Natural paper is my favorite. It holds the ink and colors true to the colors I see on my screen and has just enough texture to add to the artwork."