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Palo Duro Etching 315 - Big Sheets

Museum Grade Inkjet Photo Paper
This Paper is Acid Free
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Palo Duro Etching 315 - Big Sheets

Made from 100% cotton rag, Palo Duro Etching 315 gives you the classic look of a fine photographic art print. The surface adds just the right amount of texture to your print and will not distract from the details you worked so hard to capture. This OBA-free archival paper is ideal for museum quality and conservation grade prints.

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Palo Duro Etching 315 - Big Sheets Details & Information


Made from 100% cotton rag, Palo Duro Etching 315 gives you the classic look of a fine photographic art print. The surface adds just the right amount of texture to your print and will not distract from the details you worked so hard to capture. This OBA-free archival paper is ideal for museum quality and conservation grade prints.

Why "Art" Paper for Photography?

For many years, cotton art papers were emulsion coated for darkroom printing. The result is sublime - an elegant surface texture and sophisticated hand-feel. With modern inkjet coating, your prints will have a powerful impact and are sure to please.

Warmer White Paper

Palo Duro Etching 315 is a natural white paper. This is because we do not add any chemicals that make paper look bright white. The whites of your image are going to take on an elegant, warmer look. This is a benefit for images of nature, skin tones, landscapes, rich black & whites and artwork reproductions.

Deep Blacks

You will be amazed that a matte paper can make luxurious deep blacks. The secret is a barrier coat between the paper and inkjet receiving layer. Ink stays locked into the inkjet coating and cannot sink into the paper base. The results are luxurious deep blacks.

Museum Grade

This means a museum curator would be comfortable putting this paper on display. The keys to museum quality are 100% cotton fiber, acid-free, lignin-free, and optical brightener (OBA) free. OBAs are chemicals used to make paper bright white.

Ideal For
  • The look and feel of original fine art or darkroom prints
  • Deep blacks, smooth gray tones, true saturated colors
  • Fine photographic reproductions – for sale or for display at home
  • Discerning print enthusiasts
Good To Know
  • True conservation grade media – No optical brighteners, acid free, lignin free
  • Warm white tone for amazing landscapes, nature, and scenes with a natural color pallet
  • There are no markings or logos on the back
  • Handle this fine product with care - hold by edges and use gloves.
  • Download the handling guide to get the most from Palo Duro Etching 315.
  • An elegant fine photographic print experience - look, feel, and performance
  • Museum grade media to support your long term display needs
  • Stunning color reproduction and deep blacks enhance your photos and artwork
Palo Duro Etching 315 Closeup Paper Details

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.

  • Base Stock: 100% cotton rag content
    • Acid free base stock and coating
    • Internally buffered
    • No optical brighteners present
    • 90 brightness
  • Weight: 315gsm (84lb.)
  • Thickness: 21 mil
  • Coated: Microporous coated one side
  • Back: Printable plain paper
  • Paper Tone: Natural (warmer) white
  • Surface: Textured matte
  • Pigment Ink Users: This media uses Matte Black inks.
  • White Paper: Palo Duro Etching 315 is not far from neutral white. For print geeks, the spectro is Lab: 97.28, 0.39, 2.65
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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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My orders always come carefully packaged in a way that defeats even the most ruthless handlers. Wonderful papers and lots of choices.
M R - 08/28/2015
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"I use Aurora Natural paper to print images when I need a more natural look, especially for a photo filled with warm tones."

Reviews for Palo Duro Etching 315 - Big Sheets

Like always, outstanding
Ludwig Alberty
I have nothing to say but awesome things about red river, always fast shipping, very well packaged and what is inside, it’s something that you can’t find in other sites. I’m very comfortable and happy with my purchase, as always, the quality is outstanding. Red river is always my way to go, there is no way you will get it wrong. 1000% recommended!!!
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Sue Burickson
True colors Nice weight
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Nice texture
Stephen Organ
I use Red River papers for printing photographs. I recently purchased RR Palo Duro Etching 315 because I sometimes want a paper with a bit of texture. I love this paper! I’ll be buying more in different sizes.
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Pablo Duro Etching 315 - best decision I’ve made
Craig Wright
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I’m a watercolor artist who wanted to sell prints of my paintings. I initially tried the ‘outsourcing’ approach, but it was way too expensive, with limited control over the process. So I bought a nice giclee printer for home and the supplies needed to stand up a DIY, print on demand approach. I bought all the supplies I needed in bulk: backboards, mats, cellophane sleeves, reinforced envelopes. When it came to paper, I wanted high end because I wanted to give buyers the next best thing to the original painting itself. I tried the giclee printer MFR’s paper. It was nice stuff but they were frequently “out of stock”, super slow to ship orders, and don’t offer sizes that match standard mats and frames…, so I had to trim every finished print with a paper cutter; such a waste of time and paper. I ran across a site that mentioned Red River paper, so I bought a box of Palo Duro Etching 315. Best decision I’ve made as far as paper goes. Just like the MFR’s recommended paper…, really nice paper! 100% cotton, 21 mil thick, natural white with a textured matte and slightly lower in price. But no “out of stock” issues and shipping times are reasonable and consistent. The biggest plus is Red River offers the exact sizes I need for standard off-the-shelf matting and framing (e.g., 5x7, 8x10, 11x14, 16x20). No more wasted time and paper trimming prints to size. Now I print, assemble and ship. Red River Palo Duro Etching 315 is now my primary source for paper.
18 of 18 customers found this helpful.
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Great for old photo restorations
Roy Dressel
I have a portrait and wedding studio that also does restorations and scans old photos. I just recently discovered Palo Duro Etching 315, and it's a beautiful paper for those warm colors and works great for sepia-toned photos. Its texture also gives the older photos an original look. While Polar Matte is my go-to for most old photos, Palo Duro Etching 315 is there for those that need a little different look.
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Totally recommend
Awesome paper. I’m using this for my watercolour art prints and the result is stunning!!
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Excellent for Portrait and Fine Art Photo
Craig Callan
The rough handmade look of this paper adds the necessary character for portraits. Looks great with sepia, and it holds a lovely deep black. I spray it with Premier Print Shield for extra depth and protection.
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Palo During Etching 315
Val S.
I absolutely LOVE how this paper works with my fine art prints of watercolor paintings. It's difficult to tell the difference between the print and the original!
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Great for my watercolor prints
I'm a watercolor artist and these are the best paper/texture for recreating the original as prints to sell without losing any quality. Love them!
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