I can't beleive I'm the first reviewer
I've had my Epson Stylus Photo-EX for about 4 years, I am an ex-professional photographer, my darkroom is retired, I am still an active phtographer on many levels, and I love this paper. It's unpretentious, yet poignant. It's glossy, yet not brash. It's flexible, yet not flimsy. It's just plain good photo paper for all-around use, with very good color and saturation. I've been looking for a better paper for a long time and just haven't found one. The only (and fairly serious) problem with this paper is it's sensitivity to exposure to light for periods of time. The photographs will turn brownish. I've had prints for years in darkish spots that look fine, but if they are exposed to any daylight (even indirect) for a long period they will go south on you. I've used the "archival paper, matte finish", and it's nice stuff, but the glossy photo paper is just very acurate and easy to use, with consistant results that reflect the nuances of my photos without lots of special adjustment for the paper. Unfortunately, it's very difficult to find any information about archival quality of any ink-jet printer paper. If anyone knows where to find this info, I'd be very glad to see it. In general, I highly recommend this paper to photographers, and PC users who want a good quality photo, with little fussing, and don't expect it to last a life-time on a sunny wall.
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