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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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* Price per square foot for rolls.
Archive grade inkjet photo paper

Reviews for Aurora Art White 285®

Very special paper
Michael De Luca
Verified Buyer
I started using the paper as per Drew’s suggestion. My florals and autumn leaves just pop and have an ethereal glow . I highly recommend this paper to any nature image. Mike
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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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Aurora Fine Art White is the ideal paper for your photo books 12x12 size double sided the prints do not bleed through , nice tactile feel , rich color and black and white. Watch how it print previews , comes off the printer , a chart marking the top of the print helps when you Flip It
ronald dickey - 05/08/2014
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Award-winning photographer, author, and teacher
"I am so impressed with the performance of Red River Papers — and even more so considering that they cost close to twenty percent less than other brands."