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Aurora Art Natural 250 Greeting Cards

Museum Grade Inkjet Photo Paper
This Paper is Acid Free
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Aurora Art Natural 250 Greeting Cards Details & Information


The original Aurora Art Natural weight is back! If you require museum grade cotton paper but prefer medium weight and thickness, this is the Aurora for you!

Made using refined 100% cotton, Aurora Art Natural 250 brings elegance, warmth, and nuance to your photography and art prints. This acid-free paper features a pleasing natural white tone and semi-smooth surface. Plus, Aurora Art Natural 250 contains no optical brighteners. This is a benefit because the paper will remain its original shade over a long period of time. As an added bonus, you can print on both sides of Aurora. Neither too thick nor too thin, Aurora's 250gsm weight strikes the right balance between professional feel and ability to feed consistently into your printer. Click on the compatibility tab for important notes about printer use.

How are Aurora Natural 250 and Aurora Natural 285 different?

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

Ideal For:
  • Those seeking the "fine art" look
  • Those who want a medium weight cotton paper
  • Prints intended for long term display
  • Landscapes, portraits, warm tone black & white, art reproduction prints
Good To Know:
  • Acid free base stock and coating
  • No optical brighteners (explain this)
  • Print photo quality on both sides
  • 100% cotton fiber and semi-smooth surface
  • Paper is ISO 9706 and ANSI Z 39.48-1992 certified

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

  • Paper: 100% Cotton rag content base stock. ISO 9706 and ANSI Z 39.48-1992 (Permanence of Paper for Printed Library Materials)
  • Paper Weight: 250gsm (64lb.)
  • Thickness: 13.5 mil
  • Coated: Microporous coated both sides
  • Color: Natural white
  • Surface: Semi-smooth
  • Acid Free
  • Minimal Brighteners
Will this paper work with your printer? Check below.

All products are compatible with aqueous inks. Not designed for solvent, latex or UV.

  • Epson Photo (dye inks): Yes*
  • Epson UltraChrome (pigment): Yes*
  • Epson 1400 / 1430: No
  • Epson ARTISAN 700/800 Series: No
  • Epson DuraBrite Ultra (pigment): Yes*
  • Canon: Yes
  • Canon Lucia (pigment): Yes
  • HP Not recommended for front feeding HP printers due to thickness of media.: No
  • Lexmark: Yes
  • Kodak: Yes

* 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.

Suggested Uses
Suggested Uses
  • Photography
  • Art reproductions
  • Note cards
  • Portfolios
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Reviews for Aurora Art Natural 250 Greeting Cards

Great cards for individual art work
Rita Fryer
love these cards! I use them for individual watercolor cards. The paper holds up well, even for wet on wet techniques. The colors stay vibrant
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Artist's favorite
Steve C.
I create prints for my artist friends and they all love this paper! I have a friend that does pencil drawings of feathers that are SUPER detailed and my prints are indistinguishable from the originals. Her work hangs in the Audubon Society in Pennsylvania with John Audubon's works! I also create cards which they sell in their gift shop.
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Unfortunately disappointed
Jennifer Leichty
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Coloring was dull and not as vibrant or detailed as other fine art papers I have used in the past. Disappointed with the quality and was not able to make a return.
Jennifer - Sorry to hear that Aurora did not meet your expectations. We will contact you via email to review setting, printer make and model, and see if we can improve on those results.
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Aurora Art Natural 250 for Art Prints
Maria Palmer
I purchased this paper to use for art prints of my watercolor paintings. It has just enough texture to embrace the watercolor elements and prints are outstanding. I will continue to use this paper.
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Favorite Paper for Watercolor Reproductions
A photographer friend who always raves about RRP turned me onto the Aurora Art Natural 250 paper after I decided to start making prints of my watercolor illustrations. I've tried multiple papers for making archival prints and this 100% cotton, natural-toned paper is perfect for my needs - it is very similar to the hot press cotton watercolor paper I create my original paintings on. I use an Epson SC-P700 and have no trouble feeding one sheet at a time as long as I clean the rollers regularly. Otherwise, the rollers collect a lot of lint from the cotton paper and will cause the printer to misfeed. I'm very pleased with the paper, the packaging, and the customer service at Red River Paper.
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Fine Art Finish to Greeting Cards
Joanna Worster
I use the Aurora Art Natural card stock when I want bright color but not a glossy finish. I have been very happy with the results for landscape and flower as well as animal photos.
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Aurora Art Natural greeting card stock
Blair Logue
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Well, I usually print my cards on 60# Pecos river Gloss. I bought the Aurora Art Natural on a whim to try, because it was on sale. It is a very good paper but I still prefer the Pecos River I will use this paper but won't be buying it again.
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Aurora Art Natural Greeting Cards
Barbara Houghton
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Printing my holiday cards and note cards is a breeze with this paper. It made them special to all who received them. I have used this paper for years for cards and also the roll or sheet for artwork and artist books.
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Wonderful paper, but not with my Canon PRO-1000
Alan S Kay
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I love this stock, but I simply can't use it with the PRO-1000. Despite attempts at help from Canon and RR support, I simply could not get it to feed -- even single sheets with hand assistance went less than half the time. So I won't be ordering any more of this -- too bad!
Hello Alan! Thank you for the review! I am not sure if you tried alcohol swabs on the feed roller or printer cleaning sheets, but those may help! We also have an anti-static brush that can remove any dust from cotton papers like Aurora to help it feed (all found on our Accessories page).
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