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Palo Duro Smooth Rag 310

You asked for a smooth, top performing fine art paper and we listened! Following on the heels of the award winning Palo Duro Etching, Palo Duro Smooth Rag 310 is everything you could ask for in a heavy smooth cotton paper.

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museum grade inket photo paper This Paper is Acid Free

Reviews for Palo Duro Smooth Rag 310

It's weather sensitive
Kathy Jurek
Verified Buyer
Palo Duro Smooth Rag is a really nice paper but is is sensitive to humidity and I have experienced 3 orders this year where it is curled so it hits the heads when it prints and gets black marks on the edges. Sometimes I can uncurl it enough so it works but other times it doesn't. I can sometimes trim the black off, but it is inconvenient when I have a lot of printing. I prefer and highly recommend the Palo Duro Etching but it has been sold out a lot and that is when I have ordered the smooth.
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Beautiful paper and weight.
Dan M
Verified Buyer
I love this paper for matte prints. It is slightly warm with a thick and luxurious feel. I mostly use it with my Epson P800 for beautiful color and b&w prints. I use the 5x7 version mostly for proofs, but the prints are high enough quality that I have no hesitation in matting / framing them or giving them as gifts.
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Perfect Fine Art Look for Vector Art
Don Carter
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I was looking for a fine art silkscreened look for my Audubon-inspired images. With my new Canon imagePro 2100 printer, Palo Duro Smooth Rag performs perfectly. Just enough texture and a soft white color to make my birds come alive.
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The Only Paper I’m Using
Denise Bush
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This paper is consistent with other matte fine art papers I have used. I like that it doesn’t have brightened insuring the prints archival integrity is not compromised. With the heavy 310g weight the paper does not ripple. I hinge on the back side of a mat and that’s it. The mat finish makes a beautiful fine art print and there is no double glare under glass. The orders are well-packed and arrive promptly.
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Top notch quality and performance
John Marcy
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I am very happy with the results I've had with the Palo Duro Smooth. I have begun production of a comprehensive print archive of my photographs I've made over the last 50 years. The majority of these pictures will document all the trips my wife and I have taken together, though I do not consider myself to be a "travel photographer" in the usual sense. The most recent print I made for this project was of a window on the side of a long abandoned house in Round Harbour Newfoundland. Round Harbour was historically an outport village, meaning there was no road leading there. The Canadian government decided to relocate the people living in these outports and they are now almost all abandoned. The print I made on your paper beautifully describes in a visual and emotional sense my experience of being present in that empty village in a remote part of the coast of Newfoundland. In the window there was left the remnants of a colorful curtain. This image is one a choose to print in color. The majority of my work is B&W. I would like to give you a brief bio on my work in photography. I worked for many years as a high level black and white print maker. I first had a large darkroom where I produced prints for photographers exhibiting their work in galleries and museums. I've had a great life experience working with many contemporary and historically important photographers. When I say your paper is good I back that up with my experience and development of my sensibilities in printing.
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Excellent paper
Greg Dedrick
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Love the depth and richness of blacks and shadow details on this paper. Feeds with no problems or issues with paper curling following ink saturation. RRP quality is excellent.
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Palo Duro Smooth Rag continue to be one of my favorite papers
Elliot Puritz
Verified Buyer
I continue to use PD "Smooth" paper when I want a very slightly textured and slightly warm matte paper that renders exhibition prints in a unique manner Don't overlook the excellent ICC profiles that Chromix produces for this paper. One's RAW file edited carefully using the Chromix ICC profile will render a print that can reprise a print on glossy paper without the metamerism and reflections that can be an issue with prints produced on luster papers. As is always the case with artists seeking to produce unique prints, time spent with careful editing is necessary to produce memorable prints. Moreover, the price for this paper is quite reasonable and encourages experimentation.
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With the right ink, it's a 5
Mark Rouleau
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I tried this out originally on a dye based printer and was disappointed by the weak blacks. Recently I upgraded to a pigment based printer (Epson P700) and was stunned by how much better the blacks were, as well as by how much detail the paper was able to hold. So this is a conditional 5-star rating: give it a spin on your printer but you will probably be much happier if you have access to pigment inks.
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Excellent paper
Michael DeLuca
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I downloaded the profile And was blown away by the quality
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Takes some work but worth the effort

I have not found this paper prints to easily, I would not recommend it for quick prints. But if you put in a bit of extra effort in it, it is worth the effort.
AJB - 01/24/2020
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John Conn
Free-lance professional photographer
"I look for a luster surface for my B&W images, but the paper must also take well to a sepia tone with the warmer whites that I prefer, holding strong. Red River Arctic Polar Satin prints that I output on my Epson Stylus Pro 3800 printer give that edge to my work."