Natural Soft Textured Bright White 315 is 100% cotton, fine art paper with a very gentle texture. The paper’s bright white base and gentle texture lends itself towards landscape and portrait subjects and delivers a high D-MAX and wide colour gamut. The paper is approved by the Fine Art Trade Guild and when used in conjunction with pigment inks will ensure a print life of more than 85 years.
A few weeks ago now I was asked if I would like to review some paper by the wonderful people at Fotospeed. After travelling to the photoshow in march and visiting the stand I was only to happy to try the Nst bright white 315
Using the epson printer and looking on fotospeeds website and downloading the printing guide
I decided to test the paper with three images. The first image is an image that's close to my heart and I wanted to see if the paper would give the results I wanted . The image is on display in the Greenwich Museum and in the Liverpool Museum; my award winning highly commended image 'Me versus the Galaxy' from Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2018. The results really are amazing. I would have no reservation in sending this image out to a client to hang on their wall.
The quality and texture look and feel wonderful. The result feels and looks almost like a painting. The black has not lost any of its punch at all! The details in the sky are crisp and crystal clear. After the black and white print I decided to print some images taken only a few weeks ago; two coastal images, one from Lytham on the Fylde Coast and one from Seascale Jetty in Cumbria.
The image above is a close up to show the beautiful textures. This texture assists in further capturing the movement of the waves, and adds more emotion to the print, drawing the viewer in.
For me this paper is first class. I think it enhances the image greatly. Being accustomed to seeing images on a screen, seeing my images on this paper has really boosted my love for printing and it is something I have now learnt I very much want to do more of!
I hope you find this review helpful. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, I could not agree more having seen my images on Fotospeed paper.