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Premier Introduces Seven New Fine-Art Media

Luster Rag, Hot Press, and Water Color papers included

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At this year's PMA show, Premier introduced several new wide-format media: PremierArt Luster Rag, Hot Press, and Water Color papers. All are compatible with dye-or pigment-based aqueous wideformat thermal or piezo printers such as HP, Canon, and Epson. These fine-art papers are designed for use by fine-art photographers, artists, and archivists, and are available in standard sheet and roll sizes.

PremierArt Luster Rag is an acid-free, 100% cotton rag paper. The 335-gsm, 23- mil, moulde-made paper features a single-sided coating that is instant-dry.

PremierArt Hot Press, available in four weights from 205 to 500 gsm, is mouldemade 100% cotton rag paper. Its coating, which Premier reports provides a high D-max, intense color density, and photographic image clarity, is water-resistant and instant dry. The 205-gsm paper is 12 mil thick and coated on two sides; the 250-gsm paper is 15 mil thick and is coated on one side; the 325-gsm paper is 17 mil thick and coated on two sides; and the 500-gsm paper is 26 mil thick and coated on a single side.

The 210 or 310-g textured PremierArt Water Color papers are alpha cellulose acid- and lignin-free. They feature a single- sided instant-dry coating, a coldpress texture, and are 12 and 15 mil thick. (Premier Imaging Products: www.premierimagingproducts.com)

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