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Epson Paper Acronyms

September 8th, 2008

I’m not sure how many times I’ve had to look up these Epson paper acronyms, so I’m posting them here where I can find them! Please feel free to add a comment about any I’ve missed.

EFP Exhibition Fiber Paper
ARMP Ultra Premium Presentation Paper Matte
(Formerly “Epson Archival Matte Paper”)
EMP Ultra Premium Presentation Paper Matte
(Formerly “ Enhanced Matte Paper”)
PGPP Epson Premium Photo Paper Glossy
(Formerly “Epson Premium Glossy Photo Paper”)
PLPP Ultra Premium Photo Paper Luster
(Formerly “ Premium Luster Photo Paper”)
PPSmC Proofing Paper Commercial Semimatte
PQIJP_MK Presentation Paper Matte
(Formerly “ Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper”)
PSPP Premium Photo Paper Semi-gloss
SWMP Singleweight Matte Paper
SWMP_LD Singleweight Matte Paper
(Use this profile for line drawing)
USFAP UltraSmooth Fine Art Paper
VFAP Velvet Fine Art Paper
WCRW Watercolor Paper Radiant White

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  1. Judy Rand Photography
    December 12th, 2008 at 17:25 | #1

    Wow, this a very helpful list. Thank you.

    I tried printing a color image on
    Ultra Premium Presentation Matte paper using both the EMP and the ARMP profiles, but the result was way off…looked like too much ink, because lots of bleeding. I have the Epson 3800. Could be something I’m doing wrong?

  2. Michael Stewart
    December 12th, 2008 at 20:33 | #2

    Judy, There are about 20 settings that you have to make correctly to print using Photoshop and the Epson Driver. It’s pretty ridiculous that it’s so complicated, the defaults are so bad, and the documentation is absent. Getting a Photo Rip might help. If your on a Mac, BlueCubit will have a cool new version of their ImageNest Photo Rip out in late Feb. I saw it the other day, and it’s a real nice way to bypass Photoshop and Lightroom entirely.
    You might also like the Epson Print Academy if you have the opportunity.

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