Substrate Showdown: Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Pearl vs Epson Legacy Platine

Comparing Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Pearl Vs Epson Legacy Platine Media

These two exhibition-quality papers use photo black ink to generate deep black points and dramatic contrast. The natural cotton substrate delivers beautiful hand, creamy whites, and extended longevity.

Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Pearl is slightly heavier and more textured

Epson Legacy Platine has an extremely delicate surface that is easily damaged.

Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Pearl Epson Legacy Platine
320gsm 314gsm
 ~19mil 17 mil
100% cotton 100% cotton
89 ISO brightness 85 ISO brightness
Natural white pearl-finish Smooth satin finish
Whitepoint L* 98.14* Whitepoint L* 98.22*
Blackpoint L* 8.07* Blackpoint L* 2.03*
44″ Roll | 16.5” x 23.4” Sheets (A2)** 44″ Roll | 17″x22″ Sheets**
$2.35 per square foot $1.72 per square foot

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*Manufacturer’s profiles for Epson SureColor P7000 Standard Edition were used for whitepoint L* and blackpoint L* measurements with absolute rendering intent. A whitepoint value closer to 100 indicates a whiter paper. A blackpoint value closer to 0 indicates a darker black.

**Reflects max size.

***Pricing based on 24″ roll size using Spectraflow’s standard pricing.