Epson S041257, Matte 9 Mil., 50 Sheeets
My review is on the Epson, Premium Presenation Paper MATTE Inkjet paper which is 8.5x11, 50 Sheet quantity, and has a weight of 44lb./165g/m (squared) where (m) is Squared, with a 9 Mil. thickness.
I use this photo quality inkjet paper for everyday photographs, as well as fine art photography.
I have been using this paper for over 20 year. For my needs, it has been a great paper. Also I use this paper on an older Epson 880 Color Stylus printer and still use this printer because the inks are very inexpensive, 2.00 for a B&W cartridge and 3.00 for a color cartridge as opposed to paying 35.00 each for replacement cartridges.
I am a digital artist and photographer, so this printer with this paper enables me to experiment with my art very inexpensively.
For my needs I love this paper. My only con or criticism is I would like to see it be a heavier weight paper as it is only 44lb with a 9 mil thickness.
I wouldn't call this a heavy weight paper, I would more accurately describe it as a medium weight paper which is a little on the flimsy side if one is lookng for truly a heavier weight paper.
I have photographs that are 15-20 years old that haven't faded, using my Epson 880 Color Stylus printer with non archival inks. If your photographs are kept out of direct sunlight they will last a very long time on this paper with non-archival inks.
I highly recommend this paper for fine art photographs, and everyday use where an artist or photographer doesn't need a real heavy weight paper or a 50-100 year life span. The images on this paper will fade in about 15-20 years if stored in a room that doesn't get direct sunlight.
So far, I have found Adorama to have the best prices on this paper and has given me very good customer service. I would highly recommend them.
Michael Breskin, photographer and Digital Artist.