Epson Watercolor Paper Question

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by Dan, Nov 14, 2004.

  1. Dan

    Dan Guest

    My daughter has an oversized school project that needs to be printed
    both sides. I was planning on printing it on my Epson Stylus Photo
    2000p, the earlier version of the 2200. Her project will fit on
    Epson's Watercolor Paper, radiant white, which is 13 x 19. Epson's
    instructions say to only print one side on the Watercolor paper. The
    "brighter" side seems a bit smoother than the back, but both seem fine
    for printing. Has anyone tried this? I once put the wrong photo paper
    into the 2000p and had a devil of a time cleaning out the smears of
    ink later. I need to know ASAP!
    Thanks in advance for any advice.
    Dan, Nov 14, 2004
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    RSD99 Guest

    Worst case ... print on the "front" side of two separate sheets, and
    laminate them together with a wax-based adhesive (*after* they have
    *thoroughly* dried).
    RSD99, Nov 14, 2004
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    Bill Hilton Guest

    From: Dan
    The printable side is coated and accepts the inks well, the other side is not
    coated and the inks will bleed in too much, leaving you with a very poor image.
    I haven't printed on the wrong side of this paper but I have printed (by
    mistake) on the back side of the Velvet - Fine Art and it's not pretty.

    There are some very good double sided papers with similar characteristics to
    Watercolor - Radiant White. Two I often use and recommend would be Moab
    Entrada Brilliant White or Hahnemuehle Photo Rag double. You can print on both
    sides of these. The Entrada is not too pricey, both the heavier 300 gsm
    version and the lighter 190 gsm version is about $2 per 13x19" sheet ( or follow the link to the
    190 BW ). The 300 works fine in an Epson 2200 or 4000 printer so should be
    fine for the 2000p (check the User's Manual to see if papers this thick/heavy
    are allowed ... if not, the 190 gsm will definitely work since it's similar to
    Watercolor - RW).

    Hahey is more expensive ... geez, I just saw it was $8 per sheet for 13x19" in
    the 316 gsm double sided so forget that one for a student art project :) (I've
    been using the 17x22" 316 gsm dbl but must have bought it on sale)

    There are a lot of other double sided papers I haven't tried but the Entrada is
    similar in finish to the Epson Watercolor so you should do fine with it.

    Bill Hilton, Nov 14, 2004
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