Projet Picture Rag Cool Tone Paper is a 100% cotton rag, acid free, archival media for fine art photographic giclee printing and painting. The especially bright white coating provides excellent color and B&W reproductions.
Additionally, a unique feature of this specially formulated coating is its light and water resistant properties, which help to ensure its archival qualities allowing you to enhance, spot, retouch or airbrush your work.
I really like this paper weight. It's also very smooth and shows color very well.
2012-2013 I normally would say I love this paper and I think I may have said it before here (ldmonster), but over the last couple of years I have noticed occasional size differences. When I say that the differences are less than 1/8, but this makes a huge difference when you are printing things double-sided because things need to be shift one way or another because of this discrepancy. Other times I don't know if it's the factory's fault or UPS, but the paper has come warped. So this also causes more printing issues since all the sheets if not somehow reformed manually by hand trying to make each sheet straight so when it goes through the printer it won't have any extra surface tension which can result in streaks or ink bands. This happened on my last order. (6-2013) I still order this paper and swear by it because all the other papers are more expensive. Seldom I do also experience papers that seem to have a small cut line that when printed shows this line on one side of the paper. I think this is definitely from the factory. This has happened on at least 3-4 reams I've purchased, but not on all orders. Color is on the mark. I hope the powers that be look into it so I can rate this product what it deserves.
This really is a nice paper, comparable to the Hahnemuhle line, but at a much better price. That said, I've been buying this paper for several years for my line of art prints. It looks great, but for every pack I ALWAYS have to toss out several sheets because of either manufacturing flaws (anything from random dark flecks to creases) or damage from improper shipping packaging. I really wish Adorama would improve on that point--a little bubble wrap could go a long way, friends.
My printer is still an epson 2200 which I bought when it first released and that is when I started using this projet paper. prints that I made back then and have had hanging on walls in daylight still look great thanks to the pigment inks and the truly archival quality of the paper. I have used it for gallery shows around NYC and sold many images for display.
I use this for greeting cards, and it's heavy weight, but not too thick. The colors are bright and crisp on this paper.
I print a lot of photos for display and sale.
Very good heavy rag paper
Beautiful fine art paper. Buy a package of Pledge Dry Cloths to use with it, though. It comes with paper dust.
got this at first for test prints. normally i use HahnemÃ¼hle photo rag satin, but i think i'm happy enough with the output to make a complete switch (since this is cheaper). i like the tone and weight of the paper. also works particularly well with the monotonal, contrasty stuff i print. don't know how truly archival it is yet, but a printed sheet has been taped to the window for almost a month now. so far okay.
This paper is amazing with my EpsonR2400 Ultrachrome K-3 inks. The detail the paper gets is amazing and the fact that I can watercolor, paint and has the thickness that feels expensive like when you sell artwork made using this paper. Epson has paper like this, but it's not double sided and as low in cost. It's amazing.