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Aurora Art Natural 300®

Made in the USA using 100% cotton, Aurora Art Natural 300 brings elegance, warmth, and nuance to your photography and art prints. This acid-free paper features a pleasing natural white tone and smooth surface.

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Aurora Art Natural 300® Details & Information

Description
Description

Made in the USA using 100% cotton, Aurora Art Natural 300 brings elegance, warmth, and nuance to your photography and art prints. This acid-free paper features a pleasing natural white tone and smooth surface. Plus, Aurora Art Natural 300 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. At 300gsm weight and 18 mil thickness, Aurora Natural 300 feels sturdy and professional and can easily handle heavy ink coverage. Click on the compatibility tab for important notes about printer use.

Reclaiming What Would Have Been Waste

Aurora is 100% fiber made from cotton linters. These linters are considered "recovered fibers" by the EPA. By using linters, Aurora production is putting to use what would have become waste. It's a win for the environment and a win for you!

How are Aurora Natural 300 and Aurora Natural 250 different?

The paper and coating are identical. Only the weight and thickness vary between the products.

Ideal For:
  • Those seeking a warm tone smooth cotton photo and art paper
  • Those who want a heavyweight cotton paper
  • Prints intended for very long term display
  • Landscapes, portraits, warm tone black & white, art reproduction prints
Good To Know:
  • Acid free base stock and coating
  • No optical brighteners
  • Print photo quality on both sides
  • 100% cotton fiber and semi-smooth surface
  • Paper is ISO 9706 and ANSI Z 39.48-1992 certified
  • Made, coated, and converted in the USA

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

Specifications
Specifications
  • Paper: 100% Cotton rag content base stock. ISO 9706 and ANSI Z 39.48-1992 (Permanence of Paper for Printed Library Materials)
  • Weight: 300gsm (80lb)
  • Thickness:18 mil
  • Coated: Microporous coated both sides
  • Color: Natural White
  • Surface: Semi-smooth
  • Acid Free
  • No Optical Brighteners
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Compatibility
Is this paper compatible with your printer's ink?

All products are compatible with aqueous inks. Not designed for solvent or UV.

Will this paper feed into your printer?

Paper feed is related to your printer's design and age. It can also hinge on your willingness to put some extra work into the process with heavy and thick papers.

  • Desktop Printer With Front Paper Tray ONLY: No
  • Desktop Printer with Rear / Top Paper Tray: Yes*
  • Epson Wide Format: Yes
  • Canon Wide Format: Yes
  • HP Wide Format: Yes
  • Other Aqueous & Latex Printers: Yes
  • HP Desktop - 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.

* If your printer has a specialty media path, we recommend you use it with this paper. If you only have a top paper tray, you can use this product one sheet at a time.

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Suggested Uses
Suggested Uses
  • Photography
  • Art reproductions
  • Note cards
  • Portfolios


Simply the best!

I use your photo ultrapro satin pro and notecard papers (canvas and linen are my faves) for reproducing artwork and printing proofs and sometimes orders for clients. All print beautifully with my Epson professional printer and are also very affordable. I have not found anything that comes close in comparison. In fact, the prints I make at home with these papers have superior contrast and clarity to the ones my professional lab prints!
Lana Smith - 03/03/2017

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Peter Randall
Landscape, nature, and documentary photographer
"Ultra Pro Satin's surface provides a clean, lustrous, graduated black and white tone that preserves both shadow highlight detail."

Reviews for Aurora Art Natural 300®

Very Good For The Price
BMW
01/27/2024
Aurora Art Natural is a very good paper for a relatively low price especially the 17 inch roll that I recently purchased. I compared prints on Aurora to ones I had made on Epson Legacy Fibre, also a matte fine art paper. The Epson paper is a bit better with better blacks and a bit more brilliant colors, but the Aurora is not far behind. Considering that the Epson paper is quite a bit more expensive, a 17 inch Epson roll is more than twice as much, the Aurora paper is a bargain. Still I can't give this paper five starts because it falls short of the best matte papers.
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Emilie LeFebvre
06/19/2023
My Favorite paper. My customers always say my prints look like originals!
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Printing watercolor paintings
Pamela Gorecki
05/14/2023
This is an amazing paper. I am using it in conjunction with an Epson XP-8700 paper and am using the 8x10 size. 1. I love the 8x10 size. It is a perfect size to showcase a print and for a buyer to be easily able to frame the print. 2. I feel the quality and weight - image and of the paper - are better than any of the high end Epson papers - Velvet Fine Art and Platine etc. It has a very natural look. I have been able to more accurately represent some colors that were giving me fits on other papers. Cerulean Blue for example is always hard to print correctly. 3. The price is terrific. Like others, I could not find any reasonable print shops nearby that I would trust. A print is a work of art itself and should be treated as such.
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Aurora is new favorite matte paper
Patrick Murphy
01/29/2023
Great product. Use with my Epson SC p800, and couldn't be happier. The p800 matte black ink goes just perfect with the finish of Aurora Natural, and the prints look beautiful behind glass/frame.
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Works beautifully with my canon pro 200
Aubree Eckhardt
10/27/2022
This is my third order, as I’m an illustrator/graphic designer starting up a small online shop, I had been researching how to do my own printing after being let down too many times by local print companies. I came about red River from a blog that was giving ratings and reviews on paper types. I’d gotten espon and canon samples but they were pricey and just okay. I loved that red River has sections to find what paper types would suit my needs. It took away the guesswork and I ended up ordering the aurora nat 300 and I love it! I have to input a sheet one at a time but it goes through my canon pro 200 just fine. It comes packaged well with a how to use with different printers and how to store. I’ve ordered the 5x7 and 8.5x11. My prints come out great! Definitely my go to for my printing paper!
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best papier
EC
08/20/2022
i m printing in wb with Paul Roark's ink recept Epson 3880 and qtr . this paper is the best to print my projects. all is ok
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Each card is a fine art print
Roland Dumas
07/09/2022
The thickness is a challenge for my epson printer, but attentiveness and persistence pay off. The weight and texture of these cards make them more than images on cards, they are fine art prints themselves. They are in a category way above anything else.
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Outstanding paper
Steve
06/16/2022
Verified Buyer
I was looking for a thick, high quality 100% cotton paper for making prints. The paper available on Amazon was way too expensive. I first ordered two sample packs so I could try different options and chose the Aurora Natural 300. The white was really nice as well, but I preferred the creamier look of the natural. It seemed more elegant. And the prints turned out perfect. They looked just like the original colored pencil drawing. I was also impressed with how it was packaged. It came in a durable box with lid with a clear description on the lid. I will definitely be buying from them when I need more paper. I even shared the website with my photographer sister. She was impressed with the selection available.
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Aurora Art Natural 300
ROBERT W DESSENT
06/04/2022
The paper arrived in good condition and I couldn't wait to give it a try. Unfortunately it would not work in my Canon PRO-100 printer. Apparently this printer will not work with any matt paper. Oh well.
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