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Aurora Art White 300®

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

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Aurora Art White 300® Details & Information

Description
Description

Made in the USA using 100% cotton, Aurora Art White 300 brings elegance and nuance to your photography and art prints. This acid-free paper features a pleasing white tone, smooth surface, and minimal optical brightener content. As an added bonus, you can print on both sides of Aurora. At 300gsm weight and 18 mil thickness, Aurora White 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 White 300 and Aurora White 250 different?

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

Ideal for:
  • Those seeking a brighter white smooth cotton photo and art paper
  • Those who want a heavyweight cotton paper
  • Prints intended for long term display
  • Landscapes, portraits, neutral tone black & white, art reproduction prints
Good To Know:
  • Acid free base stock and coating
  • Print photo quality on both sides
  • 100% cotton fiber and semi-smooth surface
  • Paper is ISO 9706 and ANSI Z 39.48-1992 certified
  • Bright white - contains optical brightening agents
  • 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: 18mil
  • Coated: Microporous coated both sides
  • Color: Bright white
  • Surface: Semi-smooth
  • Acid Free
  • Minimal 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
Use this paper for:
  • Photography
  • Art reproductions
  • Note cards
  • Portfolios


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I found it easy to navigate the website and I love they have the option of sampler packets. I order the sampler for paper and cards and chose a product other than the one I was originally thinking based on the descriptions. The descriptions are very thorough though. I just placed my first normal order and I can't wait to get them in the mail!
Callie Zuck - 11/06/2014

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Reviews for Aurora Art White 300®

Great quality
Jess P
08/27/2023
I got this paper to use with my Epson ET8550 and it is perfect! The colors show up beautifully and I love the matte texture. The paper is nice and thick but doesn't get jammed in my printer. I am always trying to be more eco-consious with my art business and I LOVE that this is made from reclaimed industry waste! Also- great customer service. One type of paper was missing from my order and they sent out a replacement the next day. 10/10 would recommend.
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The BEST paper and profiles for my art prints
Ali Brown
04/05/2023
I don't even know where to begin... HIGH quality paper, superb customer service, FAST shipping and affordable pricing. Red River has been my source for photo paper for over 10 years but just recently started printing my own prints and I am so happy that I have more control over the colors in the prints now. I invested in a nice printer and thrilled with the results I am getting. So far, all of my customers have been impressed by my prints saying they look so much like the original. If you're thinking about it, they make sample packs that are a great way to see what you like. :)
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Why Change A Beautiful Product?
Rosie Augustine
03/27/2023
I have used Aurora Art White 285 gsm 24” rolls for years and loved it for my fine are prints! Nothing else compared - perfection every print on my HP Z3200 24” printer. BUT the newer 300 gsm is a disaster. SO frustrating that my printer just won’t accept the 300 weight. Hours of trouble shooting, cleaning feed rollers, creating new profiles, using up valuable inks and of course all that paper - gave up. The worst thing is that the 258 gsm is still available but only in CUT sheets - no more rolls!! As an independent fine artist the impact of this little change in paper weight is a BIG deal. I’ve been a RR customer for years and will continue to buy the gorgeous canvas on rolls but wish, wish, wish they had not quit producing the Aurora 285 on rolls. WHY, WHY, WHY ???
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Reply to "Lovely but problematic"
Jan Favret
12/23/2022
I agree, a beautiful paper. My printer is the same as yours. I have not had difficulty printing this paper on Canon pro 1000. I print 17x22 and the feed is flawless. I use the free Canon software: Professional Print and Layout. It has been a game changer for printing exactly what I see on my computer. It takes a bit of work to get the layout correct, but once it is set, you can save it as a stored setting and use the next time. It seems to help this printer function as intended. I edit in Lightroom, then send the photo to the app for printing. Just a thought...
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Lovely but problematic
Joy Gonzales
11/27/2022
I really want to love this paper but it does not go with my Canon Image Pro 1000. I have to hand feed each sheet one by one and push the paper in, otherwise the printer will not take the paper. It just wasted my time. I also experience an issue of having ink streaks on every prints when I print borderless prints or prints with a slim border. They are just unusable.
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WOW!
MaryLeePhoto
10/17/2022
I use an Epson ET8500 printer. This paper is thick and requires using the printer's rear feeder. I was immensely pleased with how my photos looked on this paper. I bought the 4x6 for making cards. Works well with color images and adds a nuanced brightness. I used this for printing an image of a centuries old angel statue, and the smoothness of the paper made it seem you could reach out and touch the marble. I bought this at the same time as the Canvas Paper, and I'm quickly finding out which images work best with which texture and brightness. Both are wonderful.
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More Problematic Changes To A Formerly Great Product
Ryan Simpson
08/20/2022
I'm not sure why you keep altering this paper. It keeps getting worse from a performance and practicality perspective. Perhaps it works fine in a roll feed setting but in a sheet load setting it is becoming more and more unusable. The first time you changed it some 5-6 years ago, there was a massive increase in the amount of fine dust residue which causes slippage issues in the feeding process. I consisntatly have issues on both Epson and Canon Wide Format printers using this paper. The rubber rollers have trouble gripping the slick and dusty surface paper and the dust also then coats the rollers the more you print. This leads to having to constantly run cleaning cycles for the rollers just in order to use the paper. Now at some point in the last year or two now you've increased the weight to 300 gsm and discontinued the 285 gsm option. This is a virtually negligible weight increase from an aesthetic point of view. Virtually no person in the market to buy a print or produce a print will care about this weight difference, I highly doubt very many will even be able to notice the difference unless you very specifically point it out to them while showing them both weights at the same time. I can't imagine you had a lot of customers calling for this change. The problem is slight weight increase actually causes further and worse performance and practicality issues when actually trying to sheet feed print with this paper. The weight becomes an issue for auto sheet feeding, and it also becomes an issue with paper abrasion leaving ink streaks on every few prints increasing wastage. I wish you would consult actual long time high volume customers before making changes like this. It would seem you should even test the papers yourselves in actual usage scenarios before making changes.
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Love this paper for Art Prints !
Cynthia Blair
08/17/2022
I use Aurora Art White 300 in my Epson SC P900 - using the front feed for thick art papers - and the results are beautiful, crisp, consistent colors every time. The surface texture is just right, and I love that I can print both sides. I have used a roller-applied print varnish (Breathing Color's Glamour 2) both on the top of prints and as a mounting adhesive, as I wanted UV and surface protection without framing under glass. Aurora Art White 300 has stood up to the challenge perfectly.
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A wonderful paper on the Canon iX6820 printer
Steve Kobb
08/04/2022
Before ordering for the first time, I had a concern that the Aurora Art White 300 might not go through my Canon iX6820 printer. I'm very happy to report that this machine had no problem with the paper. And what images! Just fabulous. I'm a happy camper and recommend the paper to you -- especially if you have this particular Canon model.
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