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Aurora Art White 285

Made using fine 100% cotton rag content, Aurora White offers the look and feel of fine art paper. This Aurora features a brighter white shade for crisp color tones, semi-smooth surface, an acid-free base stock and coating. Aurora White contains minimal optical brighteners

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Archive grade inkjet photo paper

Reviews for Aurora Art White 285

Pro's & Con's
Verified Buyer
I use this paper in 4 sizes for fine art prints. I love the bright white color. The weight feels good and the texture is soft to touch. The price can't be beat. The new style of boxes it comes in is a solid white (or red) which I love, since I can reuse them for shipping product. The powdered coating is really annoying though, it coats the rubber track and won't pull the paper through, I'm constantly having to clean it. I don't recommend this paper if you're using a solid black background, the rubber track that pulls the paper in my Canon Pro10 leaves a scuff mark that's visible on the top of the paper. Also, shipping cost to Canada was overpriced, there needs to be an economy option. It also came in a box twice, if not 3x, the size of my product, maybe that is why shipping was so much more than necessary. Overall, despite a few con's, I'll continue to buy Red River paper!
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Comment on thickness
Jim Burlingame
Verified Buyer
I have read all the comments on the paper is too thick for their printer. I use a old Epson Stylus Photo R380 printer and the paper goes through OK but you have to feed it with a single sheet only.
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Great Paper. Terrible Dusty Residue
Ryan Simpson
This paper is my favorite paper of all of RR's options but for some reason it now comes with a coating of very faint dusty residue which ends up coating the printer rollers. The printer ends up not being able to grab the paper without cleaning the rollers after grabbing maybe 4-5 sheets of this paper. Also the same issue forces you to not be able to load multiple sheets in at once otherwise the printer has a very hard time grabbing and separating the sheets. I've even resorted to using a lint brush to run it over the paper to get rid of some of the reside, which helps but only slows down the residue eventually coating the rollers.
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Feeds perfectly on my Epson R2000
I was concerned that the new variation of Aurora would be too thick, as others have noted, and requested some samples. RRP kindly sent a couple of sheets. Not only did the paper feed flawlessly in an Epson 2000, but the final product, which was a small version of one of my paintings, looked and felt great. The 285 give it a little more gravitas as a print. I'm glad they are making the 250 available, but I will be buying this weight.
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Excellent rag alternative for fraction of the price
Freelance Photographer/Print Shop Assistant
I work at a fine-art print shop where Hahnemuhle Photo-Rag has been the house paper for almost a decade. RR Aurora Art White has become a comparable substitute for about half the price. Slightly less textured surface (compared to photo-rag standard), slightly less gsm, coated 2 sides is nice because it hangs flat prior to mounting
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Too Thick
Paula Neys
The 18 ml cardstock doesn't feed through my Epson p600 consistently. I'm so disappointed, as I love the feel of the paper. I wish I hadn't made the investment in the paper and stuck with the polar matte I was using.
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Problems printing with Canon Pro 100
lana macko
First of all, I love this paper. I could never go back to the old version after the look and feel of this version. BUT, printing it is a pain in the you-know-what. After spending a lot of time on the phone with a Canon tech, we came to the conclusion that it is the powdery residue that comes off the paper that dirties the rollers so the paper won't feed. So roller cleaning has to happen frequently.
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18 mil heavy paper
I love this paper, I print with a Canon Pixma Pro 100, and the cards look great. My watercolor illustrations are bright and colorful. I'd consider using this paper for art prints!
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Fantastic paper!
Anait S.
I ordered a sample kit to try on my Epson Artisan 1430 and Aurora Art White worked perfectly on my printer! I followed the Red River Paper's tips for successful printing (right ICC profile, printing settings, etc.) and my watercolor prints look amazing! Will definitely use this paper!
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Fine Art Illustration

I have been printing cards using Aurora Fine Art White 7 x 10" card stock and am amazed at how beautiful the paper works for us. I am using Photoshop to lay out scanned images of my daughter's (an illustrator)art. I followed your on line instructions for configuring my printer and it works perfect. The actual cards are selling extremely well - most buyers are planning on framing the artwork as it is so beautiful. One difference I see over most other cards is both the weight of the paper and the extra whiteness - thank you for making such wonderful paper.
Royce M. Hazard-Leonards - 07/19/2013
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Professional Profile:
Paul Roark
Fine art photographer
"As an independent fine art photographer and workshop instructor, I usually select what I think makes the most sense for sales or demonstrating different workflows with the B&W inksets I have designed and used. Red River has a broad range of very competitively priced papers that print well with these inksets."