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Epson media settings for the ImagePrint RIP

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Paper thickness and weight of Epson media settings

Media settings to use when using non oem papers on a RIP such as ImagePrint

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Epson paper thicknesses and weights are not listed for standard media settings.

For the best printing results with the ImagePrint RIP from ColorByte software you need to match the media settings to the type of paper that you have.

This is easy with Epson papers, but what do you do for other manufacturers?

The particular example that led to this table was Keith’s review of Textured Art Silk paper from Permajet.

roll of paper

Epson Paper data (thicknesses, weights)

After wading through Epson sites around the world I’ve collected the following info on their products.

It may not be complete and it may vary from what you find on your local site (Epson US seemed to have the most details about their products.)

I’ve also converted paper thicknesses in mils to mm to make it a bit easier.

There is also a PDF with more Epson paper thicknesses and weights, and which papers and inks work with which printers

As I test various other papers, I’ll add technical info that is of use for ImagePrint users on this page.

The RIP settings

The settings in the menu to the right are available on my SP9600

These are used to alter paper feed settings on your printer.

With IP they have no effect on the actual ink settings.

It’s set to Adhesive Vinyl, since this was close to the Matte Art paper I was using at the time.

— no, I’d never have picked it by choice either.

Epson’s paper information

Here is what I’ve found … if you find different values on another Epson site I’d appreciate knowing :-)

Paper Name Weight Thickness
mils
Thickness
mm
Comment
Plain Paper No idea what this one is?
Doubleweight Matte Paper 180 8.3 0.21
Enhanced Matte Paper 192 10.3 0.26
Glossy Paper – Photo Weight 196 9.4 0.24 Listed as Glossy Photo paper
Premium Glossy Photo Paper 252 10.4 0.26
Premium Semigloss Photo Paper 251 10.4 0.26
Photo Glossy Paper 170 7.0 0.18
Photo Semigloss Paper 251 10.4 0.26
Premium Luster Photo Paper 240 10.0 0.25
Premium Glossy Photo Paper 250 260 10.0 0.25
Premium Semimatte Photo Paper 250 235 10.0 0.25
Watercolor Paper – Radiant White 190 11.5 0.29
Smooth Fine Art Paper Roll 225 15.0 0.38
Smooth Fine Art Paper Sheet 425 27.0 0.69
Textured fine Art Paper Roll 225 15.0 0.38
Textured fine Art Paper Sheet 425 27.0 0.69
Backlight film 7.0 0.18
Glossy Film 5.0 0.13
Canvas 409.6 18.8 0.48
Heavyweight Polyester Banner 187 0.00
Enhanced Synthetic Paper 77 0.00
Adhesive Enhanced Synthetic Paper 135 5.0 0.13
Tyvek Brillion 130 9.5 0.24
Adhesive Vinyl 340 13.0 0.33 Total thickness (inc backing)
Enhanced Matte Poster Board 47.2 1.20
Epson proofing Paper SemiMatte 155 6.5 0.17
Ultra Smooth Fine Art Paper 325 250 15.0 0.38 l/a USFA Roll
Ultra Smooth Fine Art Paper 505 500 29.0 0.74 l/a USFA Sheet

…and here sorted by thickness

Weight Thickness
mils
Thickness
mm
Glossy Film ? 5.0 0.13
Adhesive Enhanced Synthetic Paper 135 5.0 0.13
Epson proofing Paper SemiMatte 155 6.5 0.17
Photo Glossy Paper 170 7.0 0.18
Backlight film ? 7.0 0.18
Doubleweight Matte Paper 180 8.3 0.21
Glossy Paper – Photo Weight 196 9.4 0.24 Glossy Photo paper
Tyvek Brillion 130 9.5 0.24
Premium Luster Photo Paper 240 10.0 0.25
Premium Glossy Photo Paper 250 260 10.0 0.25
Premium Semimatte Photo Paper 250 235 10.0 0.25
Enhanced Matte Paper 192 10.3 0.26
Premium Glossy Photo Paper 252 10.4 0.26
Premium Semigloss Photo Paper 251 10.4 0.26
Photo Semigloss Paper 251 10.4 0.26
Watercolor Paper – Radiant White 190 11.5 0.29
Adhesive Vinyl 340 13.0 0.33 Total thickness
Smooth Fine Art Paper Roll 225 15.0 0.38
Textured fine Art Paper Roll 225 15.0 0.38
Ultra Smooth Fine Art Paper 325 250 15.0 0.38 USFA Roll
Canvas 409.6 18.8 0.48
Smooth Fine Art Paper Sheet 425 27.0 0.69
Textured fine Art Paper Sheet 425 27.0 0.69
Ultra Smooth Fine Art Paper 505 500 29.0 0.74 USFA Sheet
Enhanced Matte Poster Board ? 47.2 1.20 No weight only thickness in mm
Plain Paper ? ? ?
Heavyweight Polyester Banner 187 ? 0.00 Thickness?
Enhanced Synthetic Paper 77 ? 0.00 Thickness?

The two images below are from an Epson UK PDF file with ink and paper info (2008) It also contains what papers work with which inks and printers.

Epson paper thicknesses and weights

more epson paper thicknesses

PermaJet Paper information

I’ve recently tested 7 different papers from PermaJet, and three of them currently have profiles from ColorByte Software.

I’ve also created QTR curves for the Epson 1290 using PermaJet MonoChromePro inks (3 per paper) – See the B/W printing ink review for more information

Paper Thickness – Microns Weight (gm) IP profile (Epson 9600) QuadTone RIP curves
Textured Art Silk 42 271 Yes No
Smooth Art Silk 49 300 Yes No
ImageLife Alpha 44 310 x Yes
Delta Matte Fibre 42 271 Yes Yes
Portrait Classic 49 300 x Yes
Museum Classic 45 310 x Yes
Matt plus ? 245 x Yes

A zip file of all 15 QTR ink curve files is available for download. Please feel free to contact us if you need any more info.

Note that they are text files that on a Mac you drop onto the curve builder, and they just get installed. On a PC (which I don’t have) I believe you have to open them in the curve creation program. If you open them and save with a different name, the new files should be of the correct type. All the info you need to build curves is there in the files.

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