TECHNICAL DATA / WIDE-FORMAT INKJET MEDIA
May 2008 x 719-01036A revA
KODAK Fine Art Fibre Papers
KODAK Fine Art Fibre Glossy Paper / GL285DP
KODAK Fine Art Fibre Satin Paper / SM285DP
GENERAL DESCRIPTION
KODAK Fine Art Fibre Papers offer the ideal weight, thickness and surfaces for the same high quality photographic
reproductions that were possible with Kodak's traditional photographic fibre papers of the past. With superb color and
image quality, and excellent compatibility with today's pigment-based inkjet printers, this media is ready made for the
professional photographer.
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Glossy and Satin surfaces available for every photographic application.
The look and feel of traditional black and white photographic papers.
Excellent image stability for archival prints.
Color profiles available for all popular professional printers to ensure quality results with the first print.
COMPATIBILITY
When used with the following printers and inks, KODAK Fine Art Fibre Papers are recommended for all applications.
Recommendations will provide optimal output when using printing paths commonly associated with each printer. These
settings are intended as starting points—other combinations of settings may also provide good results. See "Printing
Notes" for more information.
For compatibility information for all KODAK Wide-Format Inkjet Media, refer to the Inkjet Media Compatibility Chart at
www.kodak.com/go/wideformat.
Compatibility
Manufacturer
Model
Ink
Print Driver Media Setting
ENCAD
NOVAJET/
KODAK
1000i/
1200i
Qi Dye
Premium Rapid-Dry Photographic Paper / 260g
HEWLETTPACKARD
DESIGNJET
Z2100/
Z3100/
Z6100
VIVERA
Pigments
HP Premium Instant-Dry Photo Gloss
Pigment
Glossy Photo Paper
LUCIA Pigments
Glossy Photo Paper/
Cassette:
Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss
CANON
CANON
6200Pg/8200Pg
6400Pg/8400Pg
iPF9000/
iPF8000/
iPF5000
EPSON STYLUS
PRO
R2400
ULTRACHROME K3
Premium Luster Photo Paper
EPSON STYLUS
PRO
R1800
ULTRACHROME HIGLOSS
Premium Luster Photo Paper
EPSON STYLUS
PRO
7500/9500
Pigment
Premium Luster Photo Paper
EPSON STYLUS
PRO
4000 Series
ULTRACHROME
Pigment
Premium Luster Photo Paper
EPSON STYLUS
PRO
7600/9600/ 10600
ULTRACHROME
Premium Luster Photo Paper
EPSON STYLUS
PRO
10000 Series
ARCHIVAL
Photo Glossy Paper
EPSON STYLUS
PRO
4800/7800/9800
ULTRACHROME K3
Premium Luster Photo Paper
EPSON STYLUS
PRO
4880/7880/9880/11880
ULTRACHROME K3
Premium Luster Photo Paper
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Eastman Kodak Company, 2008
PRINTING NOTES
Custom Profiles
The print driver media settings recommended in the
Compatibility section are intended to provide usable
results with available media profiles found in the printer
manufacturer’s provided drivers and RIPs. These
recommendations will provide proper ink laydowns with
no pooling or bleeding, and color which will be
acceptable for many applications. It is suggested that
tests be run using these recommendations and color
corrections be made to meet user expectations.
In cases where no recommendation is made,
choose the media setting closest to the KODAK
Wide-Format Inkjet Media you are using. This should
give you a print which requires little or no adjustment
to get usable results.
While the above printing recommendations and
available profiles from Kodak will provide adequate
results for many wide-format inkjet applications, there
are applications, such as inkjet proofing, which demand
more exacting color requirements. It is suggested that
for these applications, custom profiles be built for given
ink/media/printer combinations. Many color
management and profile building software applications
are available which allow the user to manage color to
meet their needs. Also, many RIPs will provide color
profiling options which allow the user to control the
color of their output. Please contact your dealer or
KODAK Technical Support for help determining the best
solution for your application.
Profiles for KODAK Fine Art Media
For more exacting color, icc profiles supporting KODAK
Media for a variety of HP, EPSON, CANON, ENCAD, and
KODAK printers are available for use with the printers’
driver and with ONYX Postershop. For more
information visit Kodak's website at:
www.kodak.com/go/wfiprofiles
Pigment and Dye-Based Inks
RIPs and Profiles for ENCAD and Other Printers
For more exacting color, several third party RIPs (Raster
Image Processors) are available with profiles supporting
KODAK Media for ENCAD, KODAK and other printers.
For more information visit Kodak's website at
www.kodak.com/go/wfiprofiles
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KODAK Fine Art Fibre Papers are intended primarily to
be used in applications such as photographic and fine
art reproductions where long-term image stability is
required. Typically, pigment-based inks are essential to
meet these life-time expectations. The media is
compatible with dye-based inks, but Kodak has only
performed limited testing. It is recommended that you
test the dye performance to ensure that it meets your
requirements.
Matte Black Inks
Matte Black inks, intended to be used with coated and
fine art papers, are not compatible with KODAK Fine Art
Photographic Papers, never drying and easily smudged
from the paper's surface. Check with your printer and
ink manufacturer for complete details on the proper
usage of this type of ink.
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HANDLING
All inkjet media must be handled with care before and
after printing to prevent damage to the ink receiving
layer and printed images. Use the following guidelines,
your experience, and common sense for the proper care
of your media.
x Store unused media in its original packaging, using
the core-plugs and plastic sleeves.
x Allow media to acclimate to your environmental
conditions for at least 24 hours before use.
x KODAK Inkjet Media is rolled printable side out.
Avoid touching the printable side by handling by the
edges of the roll.
x Wear cotton gloves when handling media to avoid
scratches, abrasions and fingerprints from moisture
and oils on your hands.
x Do not allow the media to come into contact with
moisture. Moisture will damage many types of inkjet
medias before and after printing.
x Avoid handling, trimming, laminating or other
finishing until prints are completely dry. Dry times
will vary based on media type, ink type and
environmental conditions.
x Do not fold, bend or crease media or damage may
occur to the ink receiving layer.
x Do not allow the surface of the media to come into
contact with itself or another inkjet media.
x Use media only in recommended operating
conditions—see "Physical Characteristics" section.
See printer owners' manual for their
recommendations.
During finishing:
x Do not allow media to remain rolled for extended
periods of time.
x Rough cut prints and lay them flat before laminating.
FINISHING
Detailed information and tips can be found in KODAK
publication E-2600, Laminating, Mounting, and Finishing
KODAK Wide-Format Inkjet Media.
DISPLAY
KODAK Inkjet Media is intended for display in typical
home, office, and retail environments. Unusual
conditions, such as extreme temperatures or humidity,
may affect the expected lifetime of the displayed print.
Kodak is unable to test all possible environments, so it is
recommended to test display conditions when possible
to be sure that the media meets the necessary
requirements
Curl
Most types of roll-based inkjet media will exhibit some
amount of curl, either toward the base side or toward
the print side. This will vary based on media type and
environmental conditions. Some media will curl more in
low humidity environments and others in high humidity
environments. Also, media may curl more towards the
core or end of the roll due to "roll memory."
Although curl is mainly an issue when printing, it can
also have an impact on laminating and other finishing
procedures. Follow these guidelines, and use your
experience and common sense to avoid issues caused
by curl.
When printing:
x Advance media several inches past the print platen
before starting a print job.
x Add weights or clips to the leading edge of the
media.
x Attach media to the printer’s take-up spool before
starting printing.
x Adjust vacuum settings accordingly on printers
equipped with variable media vacuum settings.
x Adjust heater and dryer settings on equipped printers
to obtain optimum conditions to ensure flat media.
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PERFORMANCE GUARANTEE
Kodak will guarantee prints from compatible systems against noticeable fading, cracking, yellowing, and bleeding when
the print is viewed from its intended viewing distance.
The Indoor Performance Guarantee durations will vary based on the media/printer/ink system. The stated durations
assume the media is displayed indoors under fluorescent light (average intensity 450-lux, 12 hours/day), and/or with
indirect sunlight exposure (at least 6 feet from a window, with no direct sunlight). The guarantee assumes the media will
be displayed in a typical indoor environment and will not be exposed to a high level of pollutants (above a typical ozone
level for an indoor environment).
Terms, conditions and additional information about the Performance Guarantee can be found at:
www.kodak.com/go/wideformat
Manufacturer
HEWLETT-PACKARD
DESIGNJET
EPSON STYLUS PHOTO
CANON Image PROGRAF
Model
Ink
8 and 12 Color VIVERA
Pigments
Durability
150 years or longer
(Testing in Progress)
4000/7600/9600/10600
6 Color ULTRACHROME
70 years
4800/7800/9800
8 Color ULTRACHROME K3
70 years
4880/7880/9880/11880
8 Color ULTRACHROME K3
70 years or longer
(Testing in Progress)
R2400
8 Color ULTRACHROME K3
70 years
R1800
8 Color ULTRACHROME
Hi-Gloss
70 years
6200Pg/8200Pg
6 Color Pigment
160 years
6400Pg/8400Pg
6 Color Pigment
160 years
iPF5000/iPF8000/iPF9000
12 Color LUCIA Pigments
90 years
Z2100 / Z3100
*Assumes prints will be displayed behind glass or otherwise protected from the effects of moisture, ozone, and other airborne pollutants.
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ORDERING INFORMATION
KODAK Fine Art Fibre Glossy Paper ⁄ GL285DP
Roll Width / Order No.
17 in.
(43.2 cm)
3-inch core
24 in.
(61 cm)
3-inch core
36 in.
(91.4 cm)
3-inch core
44 in.
(111.8 cm)
3-inch core
100 ft
(30.5 m)
084-00122A
084-00123A
084-00124A
084-00125A
16.4 ft (5 m)
(sample)
084-00121A
NA
NA
NA
Roll Length
8.5 x 11 in.
(216 x 279 mm)
50 Sheets
084-00178A
Sheet Size / Order No.
8.27 x 11.69 in. A4
13 x 19 in.
(210 x 297 mm)
(330 x 483 mm)
50 Sheets
50 Sheets
084-00181A
084-00179A
17 x 22 in.
(216 x 279 mm)
50 Sheets
084-00180A
KODAK Fine Art Fibre Satin Paper ⁄ SM285DP
Roll Width / Order No.
17 in.
(43.2 cm)
3-inch core
24 in.
(61 cm)
3-inch core
36 in.
(91.4 cm)
3-inch core
44 in.
(111.8 cm)
3-inch core
100 ft
(30.5 m)
084-00112A
084-00113A
084-00114A
084-00116A
16.4 ft (5 m)
(sample)
084-0011A
NA
NA
NA
Roll Length
8.5 x 11 in.
(216 x 279 mm)
50 Sheets
084-00182A
Sheet Size / Order No.
8.27 x 11.69 in. A4
13 x 19 in.
(210 x 297 mm)
(330 x 483 mm)
50 Sheets
20 Sheets
084-00185A
084-00183A
17 x 22 in.
(216 x 279 mm)
50 Sheets
084-00184A
Please contact your local KODAK Reseller for pricing and availability information.
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PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Physical
Characteristics
GL285DP
SM285DP
Test Method Reference
11.6mil (295 m)
Caliper
ISO 534
Opacity
98
Tappi T 524
CIE Whiteness
125
Tappi T 524
Weight
285 g/sm
Brightness
94
60-degree Gloss
27
L*(D65/10 uvi/BBW)
Recommended Storage
Conditions
13
Tappi T 524
ISO 7668
97
ISO 2470
Class A
ASTM E84
59-86°F (15-30°C), 30-70% RH (noncondensing)
NA
68°F (20°C), 50% RH
NA
Flame Spread
Classification
Operating Conditions
ISO 536
93
Family of KODAK Photo and Fine Art Media
KODAK Premium Rapid-Dry Photographic Glossy Paper, 260g
KODAK Premium Rapid-Dry Photographic Lustre Paper, 260g
KODAK Fine Art Smooth Paper / M315DP
KODAK Fine Art Textured Paper / M315DP
KODAK Fine Art Fibre Satin Paper / SM285DP
KODAK Fine Art Fibre Glossy Paper / GL285DP
KODAK Fine Art Coated Matte Paper / M200DP
KODAK Artists' Semigloss Canvas / 20mil
KODAK Matte Canvas / 19mil
If you have questions or need assistance, visit Kodak’s website at www.kodak.com/go/wfisupport or, in the U.S.,
contact KODAK Technical Support at 1-888-436-2347.
The contents of this publication are subject to change without notice.
EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY • ROCHESTER, NY 14650
KODAK Fine Art Fibre Papers
KODAK Publication No. 719-01036A
KODAK is a trademark of the Eastman Kodak Company
May, 2008
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