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Re: HWM vs. AM surface



<x-charset iso-8859-1>I vaguely recall the retail clerk where I purchased my 2000P
describing the difference between these two papers as

    "AM brighter and heavier"

I can't find an ISO brightness rating for AM, but rating for HWM is,
according to Epson, 97%, which is already pretty bright.

However, in an eyeball comparison, the sample AM sheet does indeed
appear to be brighter than HWM.

Additionally, on close inspection (6"), with the light source at 45
degrees, the large-scale dimpling texture in the paper appears to me
slightly more pronounced with the AM.  That could be attributed to
subjective factors rather than purely objective, because under a loupe
they look identical.

Epson rates the papers as being equivalently opaque (94%), which is
interesting given that AM is 1.3 mm thicker.

There's a handy point-form-description of all the 2000P papers on my
website @ http://greymattermedia.com/EpsonPapers.html .  The material
was gleaned from epson.com, though I changed "photo paper feel" to
"art paper feel" where appropriate.  AM and HWM don't feel anything
like any photograph I've ever felt, especially if you touch the ink.

Cheers,

Patrick.

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Jon and Amy Harris" <jonandamy@foxinternet.com>
To: <epson-inkjet@leben.com>
Sent: Monday, October 30, 2000 6:47 AM
Subject: RE: HWM vs. AM surface


> What about the color balance of AM?  Is it significantly different
than HWM?
> I'm not using any color management/profiles with my 1270 right now
because
> things match up close enough for me.  I've heard some reports that
profiles
> need to be adjusted with AM.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-epson-inkjet@leben.com
> [mailto:owner-epson-inkjet@leben.com]On Behalf Of Robert Snow
> Sent: Sunday, October 29, 2000 7:14 AM
> To: epson-inkjet@leben.com
> Subject: Re: HWM vs. AM surface
>
>
> The Archival Matte, to my eye, has the same surface (at
> least the appearance) of the HWM.  As you mentioned, the
> real difference I see in it is the heavier feel...nice.
>
> bob snow
> ======================
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Jon and Amy Harris <jonandamy@foxinternet.com>
> Subject: HWM vs. AM surface
>
>
> I am wondering how the surface of the new Archival Matte
> compares to the older Heavyweight Matte?  I have only used
> HWM, and the surface is very flat.
>
> Is the AM the same as the HWM with respect to surface
> texture/gloss? I know that it is a heavier stock.
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