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Those who use dye and pigmented inkjet printers to produce fine-art graphics have a new media option: Sihl’s 3975/3976 Umbra Fine Art Smooth 240 and 320 Matte. Umbra is 100% cotton, acid-free, and comes in what Sihl describes as a warm white finish, similar to traditional art papers. Sihl also says the opaque, one-sided paper offers light resistance with pigmented inks for up to 55 years without protection and up to 85 years behind a pane. Umbra fine-art papers are available in 40-ft (12-m) rolls and in widths of 17, 24, 36, and 44 in. (432, 610, 914, and 1118 mm) Sample roll size is 36 in. x 16 ft (914 mm x 5 m). Sihl USA, 713 Fenway Ave., Ste. B, Chesapeake, VA 23323, 757-966-7180, 800-366-7393, fax: 888-522-8927, Web:


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